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Inserting multiple sub-project plans into a project master RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are using Project Server 2007 and AX 2009.  So, with PS/AX integration activated we are generating a project server file per AX project or sub-project.

     

    The issue is that we will generate 50-100 individual plans (one for each property we are doing an installation, where the property is an AX sub-project) but the Project Manager will want to view and schedule tasks across all 50-100 plans – ie have visibility across all individual plans in a consolidated plan. For example, each plan will have survey,design,installation tasks but may want to schedule all the survey tasks for all properties for a particular day, but then have dependencies such that installation for property 10 can only start after survey,design has been complete for properties 1-9…

    The issue is that I seem to need to insert each sub-project into the plan separetely rather than being able to carry this out en-mass.

    Is there a way if achieving the en-mass approach?

    Friday, January 28, 2011 12:21 PM

Answers

  • If you haven't already created the master plan, yes, you can do this en masse.

    Ensure all of the individual (sub project) plans are published.

    Go to the Project Center and highlight all the rows for the individual projects.  Select Actions...Edit.  A new master plan will open in Project Pro with each of the selected projects as a subproject.


    Terrie T - MCTS - PMP - MBA****PMO & Project Server Admin
    Friday, January 28, 2011 6:23 PM

All replies

  • If you haven't already created the master plan, yes, you can do this en masse.

    Ensure all of the individual (sub project) plans are published.

    Go to the Project Center and highlight all the rows for the individual projects.  Select Actions...Edit.  A new master plan will open in Project Pro with each of the selected projects as a subproject.


    Terrie T - MCTS - PMP - MBA****PMO & Project Server Admin
    Friday, January 28, 2011 6:23 PM
  • I would also make sure you have every service pack and CU installed as there are still some master project bugs being fixed!

    Rod Gill

    The one and only Project VBA Book Rod Gill Project Management
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Once we have highlighted the sub projects and published them into MS Projects 2007, can we then save then en mass as a master project that is then saved back to project server, with the idea that we then only need to pick up the master project in server to then edit in MS project 2007?
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:37 AM