Business Need (project field)

The Business Need field is used to specify the business requirement for the current proposal. When you add information, be sure to be as specific as possible. This field is controlled by the workflow (A workflow represents the structured governance process for projects to proceed through lifecycle phases. An organization's project workflow can be modeled and controlled through the demand management features in Project Web Access.).

Data Type    Text (text field: A type of field whose content is text. Examples include the Task Name and Email Address fields. This field can contain up to 255 characters.)

Entry Type    Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)

Best Uses    Add the Business Need field to a proposal when you want to include the business case description as part of your project proposal. This provides useful information for the Portfolio Analysis process.

Example    You are proposing a project to develop a Web-based customer service solution. You add the Business Need field to the proposal and describe how this solution would reduce customer service costs and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Remarks    This field is an example of a custom multiline text field provided with Project Server. You can view a list of available custom fields, and also create your own in Project Web App.

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project Web App for Project Server 2013, Project 2010, Project Server 2010