The Committed Portfolio Selection Decision Date (Schedule) field shows the commitment date of a Portfolio Selection Scenario as determined during resource constraint analysis.
Data Type Date (date field: A type of field whose content is a date. Examples include the Baseline Start and Early Finish fields.)
Entry Type Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)
Best Uses By working through a resource constraint analysis as part of a Portfolio Selection Scenario, you can choose which projects to invest in based on project resource requirements versus organizational resource capacity. You can save multiple Portfolio Selection Scenarios, including various models for project dates and hiring methods and values, for further analysis.
After a resource constraint Portfolio Selection Scenario is committed, the date and time of the commitment is saved in the Committed Portfolio Selection Decision Date (Schedule) field for each project.
You can add the Committed Portfolio Selection Decision Date (Schedule) field to Project Center views, reports, and project field Web Parts for review by project and portfolio stakeholders. By doing this, you and others on the team can see when the commitment decision based on the resource analysis was made.
Example As a result of working through the Portfolio Strategy process, you have asked Project Server to run a resource analysis on the proposed “Develop SOX-compliant auditing mechanism” project. When you decide to commit to this project, you see that the Committed Portfolio Selection Decision Date (Schedule) field is May 6, 2011.
Remarks When a resource constraint Portfolio Selection Scenario is committed, its parent cost constraint Portfolio Selection Scenario is also committed and the relevant fields—Committed Portfolio Selection Decision (Cost) and Committed Portfolio Selection Decision Date (Cost)—are updated.
In Project Web App you can add this field to a Project Center summary view, for example.