Remaining Work on Timesheets RRS feed

  • Question

  • Some of my users are concerned that in order to push a finish date out on a task on the timesheet,  they have to increase remaining work although they may be waiting on an end user for something to delcare it compelted and don't necessarily have to do any more work themselves.   They don't want to "look bad" in saying it requires them to work more hours to get the task done.

    Any thoughts on this?  Suggestions?

    Andy Novak, PMP, MBA
    University of North Texas

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:51 PM


  • We've handled that before by adding a custom field called "Estimated Finish"
    to the My Tasks page.  Users complete that, which gets entered into MPP as
    assignment level data.  Code up a quick macro to pull the assignment level
    data to the task level within MPP.
    Finally.....throw in a calculated field to flag any task where the Estimated
    Finish and the Finish fields aren't even close.

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 4:05 PM