Reminders not being sent for In Progress tasks with no work RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Personal Settings > Manage My Resources’ Alerts and Reminders:

    "Send a reminder when a team member's task has been in progress for [x Days/Weeks/Months] but has no actual work"

    How does Project Server determines if a task is "in progress" for purposes of this notification?  I thought that either it would have an actual start date, or the planned start date would be in the past.  But I decided to test it to find out what the rules are (Microsoft documentation does not say).

    I have tested several scenarios, and I cannot get Project Server to send me any notifications based on this rule.

    I can get notifications of new and changed assignments, as well as notifications of overdue assignments.  But this one is not working.

    Here are the scenarios I’ve tried, both with and without baselines set:

      • Actual Start but no actual work
      • Actual Start – One resource   reports actual work, the other doesn’t
      • No actual start, planned start in the past

    I do not know if I have simply not created the right circumstance to fire the notification, or if it is broken.

    Any ideas?

    Reid McTaggart – DeltaBahn Vice President
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    Monday, September 10, 2012 6:46 PM

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