Disable Cost Health Icon completely

Idea ID 2693633

Disable Cost Health Icon completely

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Hi, 

I would like to raise an enhancement to completely disable cost health icon on project record as the logic to calculate this icon is very confusing. 

From what I was told by SaaS and RnD, the following logic is a summary of how cost health icon behaves in PPM:

1. if a project does not have a financial summary or workplan created, the cost icon is greyed out. 

2. As soon as you have costs populated in financial summary, cost icon becomes green by default;

3. As soon as the workplan is created but a workplan baseline is not yet in place, the cost icon is greyed ou again (super confusing, but that's the logic, as RnD claimed that EV is null so cost health cannot be calculated);

4. Once the workplan baseline is created and EV can be calculated, cost icon goes back to green again (or red or amber, depending on the cost health settings in the project type).

The transition from step 2 to step 3 is extremely confusing. As any project record would inevitably go through this transition, users are often not informed enough by the change they see in the cost icon. So here is my requirement to completely turn off the cost health icon as an option in project type. 

Thanks. 

Ted 

3 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

This is a valid usability issue as current behavior is confusing. 

Logic could be modified as below:

“Cost health icon” should respect to project settings:
- When none is checked, cost health is supposed to be disabled (hidden)
- If any option is checked, cost health should be calculated according to the settings.

  • Only CPI or SPI is checked, but no work plan nor baseline is created, cost icon should be grayed out.
  • Only third option is checked, but no plan of record, cost icon should be grayed out.

Opening for votes.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Accepted

Accepted as part of EDRP ERs.

We will breakdown the current "Costs" selector from project overview layout settings into 3:

- Cost Health Icon

- Forecast Cost Widget

- Cost Tab

 

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Delivered

Delivered in PPM 9.55 - there are now 3 distinct project overview layout settings for cost health, projected cost widget and cost tab.

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