Job State ‘Skipped For Optimization’ in Microsoft Project Server Queue

Periodically EPMA’s Support Team gets this question from a Project Server Administrator reviewing the server’s Manage Queue Jobs: What is causing the server to show a Job State of Skipped For Optimization and 20% complete?       First, ‘Skipped for Optimization’ is not an error. It is a status indicating that the system has already Read more about Job State ‘Skipped For Optimization’ in Microsoft Project Server Queue[…]

Project Assignments Not Displaying on a Timesheet

We recently had a client contact our EPMA support team asking for help with Tasks missing from user’s timesheets. There are many reasons a task might not show up on a Team Member’s timesheet and some are predictable. At the end of a project, a project manager may be closing out tasks. In PS 2013 Read more about Project Assignments Not Displaying on a Timesheet[…]

Force Check-In Alternative

I recently received a request to allow a user to ‘Read” projects that are checked out in the Force Check-in Enterprise Objects in Project Web Access (PWA). This user did not below to a group with ‘Manage Check-Ins’ set to ‘Allow’.  None of the permissions change options were economical for 1 user. We offered a free alternative. Read more about Force Check-In Alternative[…]

How to Replace a Resource Already Assigned to a Task

I know there are project managers out there managing their schedule using Project 2013 with Project Server when the need arises to replace a resource for a myriad of reasons. The instructions below will give you the steps you will need to replace the existing resource with a new resource. By using this method the Read more about How to Replace a Resource Already Assigned to a Task[…]

How to update the Status Manager of an Enterprise Project when using Project Server 2013

To change the Status Manager in your Enterprise Project Schedule you must first change the Project Owner in Project Web Access (PWA). In order to change the Owner of an enterprise project, the Project Owner or someone with edit access to the project schedule will need to log into Project Web Access (PWA) and update the Owner Read more about How to update the Status Manager of an Enterprise Project when using Project Server 2013[…]

Booking Type to Proposed

Using the Build Team From Enterprise feature to set a resource’s Booking Status to “Proposed” provides several benefits: Changes resource classification in the Resource Center. Prevents or removes the tasks from the resources “My Tasks” page. Prevents the system from sending the automated emails when the project is published. Is a good way to clean up resources My Read more about Booking Type to Proposed[…]

Shortcut to the Open Project Dialog box in Project Pro 2013

Many of us are always looking for shortcuts. This one won’t save you a mouse click but will save you a little time, especially when using the mouse on your laptop. For those who like it Short & Sweet here’s the tip:           Double Click on the Account Profile to open the Open Project Dialog Read more about Shortcut to the Open Project Dialog box in Project Pro 2013[…]