Status Manager (task field)

Data Type    Enumerated (enumerated field: A type of field whose content is selected from a list of predefined choices. For example, in the Accrue At field you can select the way resource costs are accrued from a list that includes Start, Prorated, and End.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

Description    The Status Manager field contains the name of the enterprise resource (enterprise resources: Resources that are part of an organization's entire list of resources. Enterprise resources can be shared across projects.) who is to receive status updates (status report: A description of the status of a member's project work and related work. Status reports are requested, filled out, and reviewed in Project Server and cannot be used to automatically update project information in Project.) for the current task from resources working in Project Web App. By default, the status manager is the user who originally published (publish assignments: If you use Project Server as your team collaboration solution, you publish assignments to notify your resources of new and changed assignments to tasks.) the new task to Project Server. The status manager can be changed to any other status manager in this enterprise project (enterprise project: A project that is stored in Project Server to ensure information integrity. To make changes to an enterprise project, users with access permissions are required to check it in and out from Project Server.). The list contains the names of all resources who are identified as status managers for the current project.

How Calculated    When an enterprise project is connected to Project Server, the default status manager for any new tasks created during this session is set to the name of the resource who has opened the enterprise project. Any status manager can change this field.

Best Uses    Add the Status Manager field to a task sheet to review or change the name of the person who is receiving status updates for the task. This is particularly useful when different status managers are responsible for different aspects or phases of the project, or if one status manager is temporarily filling in for another.

Example    Betty is set as the status manager for the Course Development and Training phases of a project. Laurie is set as the status manager for the Marketing and Documentation phases. Because she's about to leave for vacation, Betty needs to make Laurie the status manager for a series of upcoming tasks. She adds the Status Manager field to the Task Sheet, and for the upcoming tasks, she changes the Status Manager field from herself to Laurie.

Remarks    The Status Manager field is available only in enterprise projects.

Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007