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Can manage delegate be restricted for certain projects only? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Project Server 2010, Microsoft have added a great feature called Manage Delegate. Can this delegation be restricted to certain projects only.

    E.g. I am project manager handling 3 projects. I want to assign 3 different team members to act as PM on behalf of me. Is this possible or only i can delegate per resource wise. 

    Sometimes this making issue because may be a team member working on one project need not to see another confidential project handling by me.

    Any suggestion.

     


    Thanks & Regards, Benno
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 11:12 AM

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  • Benno --

    The Manage Delegate feature is a resource feature and not a project feature. By this I mean that you can create Delegations to other users, but you cannot pick which projects you delegate to them.  Remember that when you use the Manage Delegates feature, you are delegating to another user in Project Server the power to act on your behalf.  Since you can see and edit all three projects, the person to whom you delegate can also see and edit all three projects.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Sunday, January 9, 2011 11:34 AM
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  • Thanks Dale the answer is clear.

    But there are situations as i mentioned earlier so in that case what stand you suggest. Is there any work around for the same.

    Also i note one more thing, in Add Delegate we can add multiple resources for a particular period as well we can add more than one time for the same user.

     


    Thanks & Regards, Benno
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 11:49 AM
  • Benno --

    Since the other delegates can see all three of your projects, the only workaround I can think of is to tell each one of them which project they are going to manage in your absence.  So, in that case, it would be a people and performance solution rather than a software solution.  Perhaps other members of this group will have some ideas for you as well.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Sunday, January 9, 2011 5:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Benno,

    since Dale is inviting to give additional ideas ...You could use the 2007 method. Give appropriate permissions to each PM for "his" project. Ask him to open and to change Status Manager to his own name and publish. All task updates will be sent to him until you are back and change Status Manager back to your name.

    Regards
    Barbara

    Sunday, January 9, 2011 5:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Benno:

    One last suggestion is to leverage the Manage Project Permissions feature that allows PMs to grant access to specific projects to specific people directly.


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:24 PM
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