Plans for any enhancements to the way PPM currenlty operates

Team, our Project Management department has some questions around if there are plans for enhancements or changes to some functionalities of PPM, mainly in the Project Module space.  Would today's forum have any one involved from the Product Development area that could at least provide a brief answer if we note some questions?

They are running into some issues of how PPM handles task dates, assignments and have some recommendations for some options they would like to see.

EXample: Are there plans to have an option for capacity planning driving off the ERE vs the scheduled effort especially in a case where ERE actual effort is greater or less than the scheduled effort? This would help us avoid updating scheduled effort to equal ERE Actual effort.

 Please let me know if today's forum could assist in some of these questions or if it best for us to go thru our site's PPM product manager.

Thank you.

Frank

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  • Hi Frank,

    Here is my response....

    • Are there plans to set the actual finish to the day the PM marks the task 100% complete such as, in cases where no time is reported or the task would close in the future? Today, we have to remind PM’s not to close the task in the future when instead the tool should default to current date when PM manually closes the task.

    [Cyclops] Currently in PPM if you close a task without entering actuals, it takes the schedule date by default as actual, I think there is scope for implementing a parameter where we can either use the date when a task was closed or schedule date. Could you kindly log an ER for this?

    1. Are there plans to have the capacity planning driving off the ERE vs the scheduled effort especially in a case where ERE actual effort is greater or less than the scheduled effort? This would help us avoid updating scheduled effort to equal ERE Actual effort.

    [Cyclops] Kindly log an ER for this.

    1. Are there plans to allow resources on a single task to have varying start/finish timeframes? Currently they are locked in to the task start/finish dates?

    [Cyclops] Are you look to have this resources used by different projects? If yes, than from PPM stand point we more look at capacity of the resource.

    1. Have they thought about highlighting fields in the schedule that are impacted when making changes to the schedule, for example when hitting the ‘scheduler’ button? Additionally, how about providing a choice to automatically schedule the work plan when making changes vs. having to hit the ‘scheduler’ button?

    [Cyclops] Kindly log an ER for this.

    1. When doing data exports using a future timeframe, how do you eliminate previous projects that are closed from showing?

    [Cyclops] Could you kindly send us specifics like screenshot or details on data exports you are talking about.

    1. Having the ability to share work plan views (schedule view/costing/customized) among projects and also among PM’s would increase productivity.

    [Cyclops] Are you looking to provide just view capability or edit as well but at the same time could you kindly help us in better understanding the benefits of doing this.