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Inputs required for Staffing Profile Update

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pdhawan
Trusted Contributor.

Inputs required for Staffing Profile Update

Hi Everyone,
We have a requirement where the Staffing Profile end date needs to be changed when the project end date is changed.
Not only that, when project end date is extended, resources allocation should also be carry forwarded. I have explained that with an example below.

Let’s assume that initially the project end date was June 2009 and the allocations in June
for Resource 1 was 1 fte and Resource 2 was .5 FTE

Now, the Project Manager extends the end date of the project till September 2009 and The allocations should be extended.

The months of July, August and September (which should be added with our update statement) should have the allocations similar to that of June (last month of the previous end date.)
Please provide your valuable inputs if this is do-able/advisable and any other comments/suggestions for the same.

Many thanks in advance.

Sincere Regards,
Piyush


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Sangiliraja_1
Honored Contributor.

Re: Inputs required for Staffing Profile Update

Hi Piyush,

The functionality of PPM is that you can change the Staffing Profile end dates to a date greater than planned end date of Project.
Also on changing your end dates of SP will not extend your allocations or assignments - because to assign a resource to the Project in SP, PM has to send Resource requests to Pool Managers. PM will be able to send a Resource Requests only if there is a unmet demand.

In your case, extending the SP to Sep 2009, PM will be able to see two more periods in SP asking for allocation. PM has to tell PPM how much is required for each position and send the resource requests.

So typically it is logical to have this functionality. This is how PPM tracks supply and demand.

Thanks
Sangiliraja.P
pdhawan
Trusted Contributor.

Re: Inputs required for Staffing Profile Update

Thanks for your reply Sangliraja. Yes we are trying to convince the customer of how PPM tracks this and this shouldn't be altered. It is one of those cases where the customer still wants to explore if he could tweek the system to suit their ways.
I feel the users are asking for this functionality to help them reduce the number of clicks on the screen :-)

Thanks again.

- Piyush
Jyotir ++
Super Contributor.

Re: Inputs required for Staffing Profile Update

Hi Piyush,

PPM Provide functionality to extend the Staffing Profile end date whether you are extending date or shortening .

If you want customer to avoid multiple clicking then you can suggest client to View staffing Profile in Quartely or Yearly basis..By using this when ever you do some changes in end date it automatically changes the allocation in SP.


But once you have shortned the End date and again trying to extend the date of SP then you will loose the earslier data which was stored before shortnening and after extension it will automatically distribute in same prportion.

Hope it will help you.

Regards,
Jyotir
pdhawan
Trusted Contributor.

Re: Inputs required for Staffing Profile Update

Thanks Jyotir...
Ya, I think it was one weird requirement which we would like to take care with some training issues and not put up something that alters the functionality completely.

Thanks again.

- Piyush