Hi All, looking for some guidance or whether this is feasible from the PPM community. Our resource management processes are weak, but we have resisted the ability to allocate everyone to every investment.
So what we are aiming to do for our timesheet users is expose the investment allocations and task assignments. Given the limited exposure to Clarity that the majority of timesheet users will have, is it possible to leverage the 'Organizer - Tasks - Personal' portlet and place this on the home page (see attached image). I have tried to do this but the portlet does not appear in the portlet list, nor can I find the portlet page.
One other point for consideration, I can't build a custom portlet for our timesheet users as it would put them in a different license category - so I am restricted to base functionality.
Thanks in advance, and any help here would be appreciated? If this is not possible, I would also like to know.
Hi Christopher. We keep an NSQL based 'My Assignments' on the Overview for all users. I'm certain I based this code on something OoTB (PMO Accelerator?) but I can't find anything right now. It steers clear of Allocation - we need to mature resource management before this will become valuable information for our team members.
Is this similar to the functionality you're looking for?
Agree with Rob on - "we need to mature resource management before this will become valuable information for our team members."
There's an OOB portlet (with PMO accelerator) that can be put on the overview page
Use this portlet to view resource assignments, ETC, pending actuals, and actuals for project tasks.
Standard or Add-in: PMOPortlet ID: cop.teamMemberOrganizerCategory: ProductivityData Provider: Team Member OrganizerData Provider ID: cop.teamMemberOrganizerData Provider Type: Query
Boom! There it is. Awesome! Thanks NJ! I was searching 'assignment'.
Christopher, basically we copied this portlet/query and added an AND clause to focus on the logged in User ID, added a couple other things relevant to our business processes then placed it on the Overview for all to see at first login. It's a fantastic communication & accountability aid.
AND (u.id = @WHERE:PARAM:USER_ID@)
Have a great day
Thanks NJ (navzjoshi00) / Robert (Robert_Ensinger) - this is the stuff I was looking for. I will be checking in with our local CA sales guys to see what impact planting either of these on the homepage has for licensing.
If we get the go ahead, this looks easy to deploy.
Do let us know the outcome
Hi NJ / Robert. This has worked a treat. And I confirmed with CA here in Australia that even with adding the additional user argument in the query it does not impact the licensing position for our timesheet users. Problem solved - thanks guys. Deploying in the next week into our PROD environment.
This is excellent portlet for our Resource management and I'm really happy you posted it
Furthermore, I have one question regarding ETC - our management would like to be ale to manage ETC there. I was quite surprised I was not able to set "Allow grid editing" to 'enabled'. Do you know if this can be set there?
We can't edit data (aka "allow grid editing") in NSQL-based portlets at all.
(I suspect that the option only appears on that studio-screen due to re-use of that screen for portlets where we can edit data - i.e. object based ones)