Create the approval process for a proposal

The approval process in Project Web App enables decision-makers to tightly control which projects and proposals continue along in their life cycles. The site administrator and the server administrator work together to set up the approval process.

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Learn about creating an approval process

While Microsoft Project Server 2010 comes with a standard approval process, your organization may have specific needs that require a unique approval structure.

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Create or edit a user account

  1. On the Quick Launch, click Server Settings.
  2. Under Security, click Manage Users.
  3. Choose to create a new user or edit an existing user.
  • To create a new user, click New User.
  • To edit an existing user, click the name of the user in the list.
  1. If you want the user to be available as a resource to assign to projects and tasks, select the User can be assigned as a resource check box.
  2. Under Display Name, type a display name for the user, and then complete any of the other optional fields in the Identification Information section.
  3. Under User Authentication, choose the authentication method for this user, and provide a User logon account.
  4. If you chose to make this user available as a project resource, complete the appropriate fields in the Assignment Attributes section.
  5. Under Exchange Server Details, choose whether to synchronize the user's project tasks with his or her Outlook tasks by selecting or clearing the Synchronize Tasks check box.

 Tip    Unless your organization has a policy requiring that project tasks be synchronized with Outlook, a best practice is to check with the user before selecting this check box.

  1. Under Departments, choose which departments this user belongs to.
  2. Complete the required fields under Resource Custom Fields.
  3. Under Security Groups, choose this user's appropriate user groups in the Available Groups box, and then click Add to move them to the Groups that contain this user box.
  4. If this user requires additional permissions that aren't granted through the selected security groups, use the Security Categories and Global Permissions sections to grant the unique permissions.
  5. If your organization uses group fields for reporting or filtering, complete the fields in the Group Fields section.
  6. If this user represents a team for team resource assignments, select the Team Assignment Pool check box, and then choose which team this user is representing.
  7. Click Save to add the user to the server.

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Create or edit a user group

  1. On the Quick Launch, click Server Settings.
  2. Under Security, click Manage Groups.
  3. To create a new user group, click New Group. To edit an existing group, click the name of the group in the list.
  4. In the Group Name box, type the group name, and provide a brief description in the Description box.
  5. If you want to synchronize this group with an existing Active Directory group, click Find Group.
  6. Select the users that you want to be a part of this group in the Available Users box, and then click Add to move them to the Selected Users box.
  7. Select the categories you want to make available to members of this group from the Available Categories box, and then click Add to move them to the Selected Categories box.
  8. Select a category from the Selected Categories box, and then use the Allow and Deny check boxes to indicate the permissions for members of this group. Repeat this for each of the categories in the Selected Categories box.
  9. If members of this group need to have any specific global permissions, expand the corresponding section and use the Allow and Deny check boxes to indicate the appropriate permissions.
  10. Click Save to update the server.

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Applies to:
Project Server 2010