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How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

  • 1.  How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-11-2014 09:08 AM

    How useful is this functionality? How can this be linked with projects  when the instance has to be used for recording vacation or sick leaves of resources?



  • 2.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 08:33 AM

    Does not sound like it is very useful if your other work has to be of those types.

    Even use for alignment to strategy sound unfeasible.



  • 3.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 08:55 AM

    Hi,

     

    Other work is described as follows : "Used to capture data specific to steady-state work performed by CA Clarity PPM resources. Other work can represent overhead tasks such as management and maintenance. Use this investment type to catalogue the investments that are incurring costs and benefits and are not projects, assets, applications, ideas, services, or products but that need to be included in your investment portfolio".

     

    If you have the PPM Essentials accelerator installed then this object should include teams for "Holiday", "Personal Leave" and "Vacation Time". If you assign resources to these teams then they should be able to record time to these activities on their time sheets. Having a suitable input type code to go with this will help with the tracking of the finances.

    With in a project if you want to differentiate between billable and non-billable you can use input type code.

     

    Regards

    Chandrani



  • 4.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 09:17 AM

    So if you are limited to vacation and sick leave in other work which I take do not have any monetary benefit what is the usability in portfolios?



  • 5.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 09:30 AM

    Hi Chandrani,

     

    So, we can use "other work" to capture hours filled for other works of the resources like vacation, illness, or absence which are not part of project acitvities.

     

    Is installation of "PPM Essentials accelerator" mandatory to use "Other work" ? as we do not want it to do and use other work by creating our own set of other works for the resources.

     

    Thanks,

    Pragya



  • 6.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 09:27 AM

    tanch10

     

    Is it a mandate to have the PPM accelerator installed, if it has to function the way you have mentioned in the second part of information? How can these team be linked with projects?



  • 7.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 09:44 AM

    Hi Chandrani,

     

    Do you have any document on "Other Work" ?  CA document will also work..We tried to find it on the site but could not found any.

     

    I just played around by creating one illness work and assigned 2-3 resources. After assignment, we can see in their timesheet a different section called "Other time".  yes, this work is not related to any project and is independent(only can see the difference in the timesheets of the resources assigned).

     

    Can you please explain in more detail about your statement "How can these team be linked with projects?".

     

    Thanks,

    Pragya



  • 8.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 01:25 PM

    We use Projects for Exception time (PTO, Jury Duty, Bereavement, and the like) and steady state efforts. We use Other Work for differential time (On Call, Shift Differential, etc.). We wanted to seperate out the differential time on the timesheets so that it was easier to see what was differential vs. standard hours (40/week). In addition, we use Other Work for small work efforts (40-120 hours), and Projects for implementation projects (>120 hours).



  • 9.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-12-2014 03:16 PM

    Do you have other work in portfolios?



  • 10.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-14-2014 04:14 AM
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    Yes, you do have (have attached screenshot for reference)

     

    NJ



  • 11.  Re: How does "Other Work" under Portfolio management section works in Clarity PPM?

    Posted 11-14-2014 09:13 AM

    answers the question is it technically possible.

    It does not answer why would you have sick leave and vacation among profitable business projects nor

    does Janet have them in her portfolios.