Task Status Updates - Add Publish to Accept action RRS feed

  • Question

  • Looking to add the publish action whenever someone does an accept of a task update.  Is there already like something like this done?  If not how hard, where to look, hints or nudges in directions would be very helpful.

    Yes I know that this is so against so many Project Server "rules".  BUT 99.9% of the time this is what is happening anyways, ...when users actually remember they are suppose to be doing it as its hard already when the users are just forced to take at least 5 clicks to perform what could be 1 simple action.  It would be very beneficially to reporting as well, cut down on data lag and have actual data appearing in reports, then spending time chasing down PMs and RE-educating them for the 100th time that they need to publish data.

    Monday, July 4, 2011 9:44 PM


  • Hello `Koolin,

    Before SP1, you could not have a rule auto-publish when the rule was auto-approved. Starting with SP1, you can set rules to automatically publish updates to project plans after they are run on the Create/Edit Rules page. I have not seen this functionality outside the rule but a PM can alsways do that without opening the project plan.
    From approval center, they can see if the updates are taken but the project is not yet published. As you said 5 clicks with single entry mode.

    If you are looking somthing to automate the procese without SP1, You might need to look for the utility to publish the projects but its not recommanded when you have SP1 now :)

    Thanks, Amit Khare |EPM Consultant| Blog: http://amitkhare82.blogspot.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/amitkhare82
    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:32 AM

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