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Project departments while creating Enterprise project RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have proviosned PWA ,In project details it is showing Project departments feild and we can select the department. What will be source for the departments, how can we create it in project server 2013


    Srini

    Monday, December 30, 2013 3:24 PM

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  • Srini --

    There is an enterprise lookup table named Department.  If you want to use the Project Departments field, you must first populate the Department lookup table.  Keep in mind that the purpose of the Project Departments field and the Resource Departments field is to tie specific custom enterprise fields to specific departments.

    For example, you might have 6 custom enterprise Project fields that are specific to the IT department, but which do not need to be filled out by people in other parts of your company.  And you might have 2 custom enterprise Project fields that are specific to the HR department, but again, which do not need to be filled out by people in other parts of the company.  In this example, you would need to populate the Department lookup table with the IT department and the HR department.  Then, when you created the 6 IT fields, you would need to set their Department value to IT.  And when you created the 2 HR fields, you would need to set their Department value to HR.

    After doing this, when a PM creates a new project, he/she would need to select either the HR or IT department in either the Project Information dialog or the Save to Project Server dialog, fill in the appropriate fields for that department, and then save the project.  If the project is not an IT or HR project, then the PM would leave the Department field blank.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Monday, December 30, 2013 4:04 PM
    Moderator
  • You can refer the below article to help understand the feature for Departments and department level custom fields

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-server-help/project-departments-project-field-HA010371387.aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/03/17/departmental-custom-fields.aspx


    Cheers! Happy troubleshooting !!! Dinesh S. Rai - MSFT Enterprise Project Management

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    Monday, December 30, 2013 4:07 PM
    Moderator