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Task end date - Project Server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dears,

    I have an inquiry regarding Project Server 2010:

    My client wants that if the project owner changes any task finish date in his plan a workflow will be initiated and this  needs to be approved first.

    Actually I don't know if this is applicable or even valid! if so, I don't know how!, if not is there any workaround; something simpler!

    Thank you,

    Sunday, May 27, 2012 5:47 PM

Answers

  • Well, the business scenario is that they need not the project manager to be able to change the dates for his project plan unless there's an approval process for this.

    I replied "let him change the dates as long as there's a baseline for the project, thus this will affect the project and will appear in the reporting".

    Thank you again Andrew Lavinsky

    Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:37 PM

All replies

  • It wouldn't be feasible to kick off a workflow on every task - due to the sheer volume of potential changes, but you could institute some custom code to trigger workflow perhaps on certain parameters:

    1) You could implement VBA such as this to push specific parameters into a custom SQL database, then tie reporting back to that.  http://azlav.umtblog.com/2012/05/17/revisiting-project-trend-analysis-with-sql-and-vba/

    2) Another option would be to leverage alerts on specific parameters, such as this:http://epmsource.com/2012/05/09/sql-server-2012-project-server-part-1-reporting-services-data-alerts/


    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky

    Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Dear Andrew Lavinsky

    Thank you for your prompt response.

    I'm kind of limited by time, those links are apart from what I want I'm not much into this.

    Actually, I'm wondering if this is doable, and if there is another business workaround.. (for ex. making the finish date field read only).
    • Edited by MKHijazi Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:54 PM
    Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:54 PM
  • It may be doable, but it's not advisable.  Perhaps you could discuss your business scenario a bit more?

    You might also want to just look into locking down the baseline action.  That could be handled out of the box with Project Server security.


    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky

    Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Well, the business scenario is that they need not the project manager to be able to change the dates for his project plan unless there's an approval process for this.

    I replied "let him change the dates as long as there's a baseline for the project, thus this will affect the project and will appear in the reporting".

    Thank you again Andrew Lavinsky

    Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:37 PM