In this article, we will be fixing this issue

Missing 'Manage Delegates' option in PWA Setting.


In PWA Setting, below the Personal Settingswe can't find Manage Delegates options as shown below.


This issue usually occurs because of
  1. The current PWA Instance Permission Mode is SharePoint Permission Mode, and the Manage Delegates option is only available in the Project Permission Mode. Read more at Project Server 2016: SharePoint Permission Mode Vs Project Permission Mode. 
  2. The current user doesn't have sufficient permission to Manage Delegates.


Cause (1)

To show the Manage Delegates option in PWA settings, you should activate the Project Permission Mode via PowerShell by running Set-SPProjectPermissionMode cmdlet.

Before you decide to switch from one Permission Mode to another, you should be aware of all the current activated Permission Mode configurations settings will be deleted and can't be restored.


  • Open SharePoint Management Shell as Administrator.
  • Switch to the Project Permission Mode by running the Set-SPProjectPermissionMode cmdlet as the following:
Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode -Url 'PWA URL'  -Mode ProjectServer
  • Go back to the PWA Settings > Personal Settings > The Manage Delegates options should be now shown.

Cause (2)

If the Project Permission Mode is already activated and the Manage Delegates options is not available so that means it's a Permission Issue 


  • In PWA Setting > Security > Users > Global Permission > Resources.
    • Make sure the following options are not denied.

it's not recommended to manage the user permission form the Users setting directly, it should be managed from Groups!
  • If the above settings are not allowed or denied, so you should check which groups this user belong to.
  • Check each group > Global Permission > Make sure that the Manage My Delegates and Manage My Resource Delegates are not denied.
  • Once you manage the permissions and adjust it, the Delegation option should be now available as shown below.

Applies To

  • Project Server 2013.
  • Project Server 2016.


Missing delegation feature in Project Server 2013 /2016.


In this article, we have solved the issue of Missing Delegation options in PWA Settings in Project Server 2016 / 2013.

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