Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:25 PM
We are trying to determine the best way for resources to enter time against project tasks:
Timesheet (My work view) or Tasks Page.
We do track non-project time (Administrative time) using the Timesheet page and we do progress our schedules through time tracked in PWA. Are there any pros and cons with using the Timesheet (My Work view) to enter time towards enterprise project related task assignments versus the Tasks page? We've found very little differences that cannot be overcome through process and we would find it easier for our resources to go to just one place in PWA to track all time.
Is there anything we are not taking into account with this plan?
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:34 PM
In my opinion, using Timesheets with Single Entry Mode should work fine.
Here are few minor things I noticed:
- Tasks page shows ALL tasks, where as Timsheet page shows only incomplets tasks from previous periods, and tasks scheduled for the current period
- Filters on tasks page are a little better
- There is a way to mark a Task complete from the Tasks Page. On Timehseets page, you are limited to making the Remaining work zero (using SEM), which means if a resource has no hours on a task, there is no way for THEM to mark the task 100% complete.
Other than these, I personally have not see any other major issues.
Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS http://thinkepm.blogspot.com
Thursday, August 02, 2012 2:33 PM
Thanks Prasana... Personally, I like the "looks" of the task page better - but I agree - functionally - time can be entered in both places with very little consequence. The team wants to keep it simple and use one place to enter time. Since we do track administrative time, this narrows it down to one place - The Timesheet.