The new Resource Engagements capabilities in Project Server 2016 helps project managers and resource managers to align with each other on the specific amount of work and time periods for specific resources associated with a project. Resource Engagements are an evolution of the old Resource Plan feature in Project Web App and all of your existing Resource Plan data can be converted to Resource Engagements as an optional part of the upgrade process.
Resource Engagements provides you with the following:
Project Managers can use the new Resource Plan view in Project Professional 2016 to create requests for resources.
Resource Managers can view all requests for resource through the new Resource Requests page and can use the capacity planning heat map to provide them with availability information on their resources.
IT-Pros will need to know how to migrate their Project Server 2013 Resource Plans to use as Resource Engagements in Project Server 2016. This will be done as part of the upgrade process by running a SharePoint PowerShell cmdlet.
Microsoft Project Server 2016
Project 2016 documents approvals and rejections by line managers for capacity requests submitted by project managers with separate data objects. This seamless documentation of all resource approvals makes agreements between team and project managers much more reliable than is the case now. It creates the basis for truly transparent resource management across all stakeholders - also for line managers.
In doing so, there is no need for additional tools for resource management purposes anymore.
So-called heat maps - a feature that required the involvement of an implementation partner in the past - make it possible to significantly speed up decision-making processes in resource management.
Color graphics provide a quick overview of possible over- or under-allocation at a glance, even with very large data volumes and highly-complex project dependencies. The system uses a traffic light color scheme, for which thresholds can be freely defined.
Now line managers can respond quickly in terms of resource planning, before bottlenecks occur in one of the projects or with one of the employees.
Project Server 2016
- Brand: Server
- Product Code: Project Server
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: $2,136.00