How can a project manager create a project inside PWA without using project professional

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  • Hi,

    I want to know what is the exact use of the proposal project and basic project option available while creating a project?

    I want to know is there any way to create project within PWA site by not using the project professional........

    Is there any way to maintain the product(project server) inside project server PWA site alone.....

    When exactly the use of project professional is coming into picture and what are the  added advantage s of the client usage

    Please tell me in brief  ASAP..........

    Friday, December 14, 2012 8:54 AM

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  • ABzzzz --
    The purpose of the Proposal feature in Project Server 2010 is to allow users to propose a project and then run the Proposal through a formal workflow process where the proposed project is either approved or rejected.  When the a user creates a new Proposal, the system actually creates an enterprise project which can be opened and edited in either the Project Center page in PWA or in Microsoft Project Professional 2010.
    Yes, it is entirely possible to create and manage a project using only the PWA interface WITHOUT using Microsoft Project 2010 at all.  However, I will warn you in advance that the editing capabilities in the PWA interface are VERY limited.  For example, you cannot baseline a project using the PWA interface, you cannot specify dependencies other than Start-to-Finish, you cannot set Constraints and Deadline dates, and you can only assign resources to tasks using a Units value of 100%.  These limitations realistically mean that users can only plan and manage lightweight (small) projects using the PWA interface.  To manage any other type of project, you really need to use Microsoft Project Professional 2010.
    Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, December 14, 2012 1:38 PM
  • Hello,

    Thanks a lot that was helpful ,but what is the difference between basic project and proposal project option available when one tries to create a project from project server (PWA SITE).

    Can we create a project within PWA site which does not have any workflow attached to it(i.e without any approval it should be a enterprise project).....

    Can i do this by creating a custom template like propsal.... option but without workflow attached to it?

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:41 PM
  • Hi there,

    See the link below to see the limitations of web editing compared to using Project Professional 2010:

    Yes you can create an enterprise project from PWA that is not associated with a workflow. I'm not sure of the EPT's you have but if it is all out of the box then use the default "Basic Project Plan" EPT or create new EPTs and dont associate a workflow



    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:56 PM
  • ABzzzz --
    A basic project is a blank Microsoft Project 2010 project with no workflow associated with it.  A proposal project is a blank Microsoft Project 2010 project with an approval workflow process associated with it.
    Yes, you can create a project without a workflow by selecting either the basic project or by creating a new project in Microsoft Project 2010 and saving it in Project Server.
    If you want to create projects from a template, you will need to create the template in Microsoft Project 2010 and save it as a template in the Project Server database.
    Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:26 PM