I have one Project Manager who is using a Master Project with multiple sub projects. The Master Project is now showing up on timesheets for a few resources. We are finding that when the resource submits time against the task under the Master Project instead of the regular project that the actual time in the OLAP cube is off. Does anyone have any ideas why this happens and if there is a way to remove the Master Project from timesheets?
Mark Everett answers:
Using Master Projects in Project Server isn’t recommended because of the impact on resource allocation. On every Project Server implementation I have worked the ability to use Master Projects on the Server has been turned off.
There is no way that I know of to remove the Master Project from the Task Page. I would remove the entire project and have your project manager used linked projects instead. I have a job aid that explains how to do this:
Procedure: To create links between tasks in Enterprise Projects, follow the steps shown below.
1. In Project Professional 2003, connect to Project Server and open a new blank project.
Completing the Procedure: The next time you open one of these linked projects, you will see “ghost tasks” from the predecessor and successor projects. These will be maintained as the projects are updated.