Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 2:46 PM
We've just let our 2010 out of the box and we're beginning our experimentation phase. I'm slightly stuck on the Single Entry Mode and a timesheet behavior that is causing some confusion.
When viewing your timesheet you can see your assigned tasks plus any administrative time etc. But the cells in line with the tasks are grayed out and cannot be edited. The other lines such as Administrative and such can be edited. When I check my settings in Timesheet Settings and Defaults, Single Entry Mode is selected. However if I deselect that option and then return to my Timesheet, I now can edit the lines corresponding to my tasks. Isn't that backwards? I was under the impression that with Single Entry Mode enabled, you apply your updates in one place rather than the old way of updating your tasks AND your timesheet. After attending last year’s conference and even refreshing my memory by watching the video of Timesheets and Task Management:
It appears my server settings for Timesheet Settings and Defaults and Task Settings and Display, are identical to what I'm seeing in the demo, out of the box. But the behavior I'm getting is not what I'm seeing in the demo, nor what you'd expect from single entry mode. I'm stumped. What am I missing?
Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 7:17 PM
After some work, it appears I've answered my own question.
Single Entry Mode will not work as intended with tasks that are Manually Scheduled. You must change the task to Auto Scheduled in order for the SEM to work as intended. Once I changed my tasks over I was able to apply time in My Work, Tasks view or My Work, Timesheet and have those changes reflected on the schedule once it was published.
Let me know what you think.
- Marked As Answer by Chris Addis - MCTS Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 7:17 PM
Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 5:57 AMModerator
yes, you did answer your own question.
- Enabling SEM sets tracking method to "Hours of work done per period".
- Manually Scheduled doesn't give you the opportunity to enter timephased actual work to the task (not in PWA and not in Project).
So this combination will not work.
Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 7:15 AMModerator
To avoid this issue in future, you can set "Automatically Scheduled" as default in Server Settings - Additional Server Settings. If you disable "Manually Scheduled tasks can be published to team members," it will prevent resources to see manually scheduled tasks. You can also disable "Users can override default in Project Professional".
Thursday, 12 August, 2010 5:49 PM
Great suggestions. Because we are placing such an emphasis on timekeeping, each of those ideas we'll need to consider. Thanks for your response and your helpful thoughts.