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Project 2010 For Dummies® by Nancy Muir

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Chapter 19

Project Web App for the Team Member

In This Chapter

Using Timesheet to enter actual work

Looking at your assignments

Sending task updates

Sending a status report

Project Web App is a marvelous tool for project managers to make assignments, track progress, and communicate, but it also offers great advantages to project team members.

Essentially, you can think of Project Web App as a metaphorical two-way street. That is, project managers can post projects, notify resources of assignments, and request status reports, but the members of your project team can also initiate actions. For example, they can record the time they’ve spent on tasks, take a look at project information, send status reports to managers, and set up alerts and reminders to keep them on top of their commitments.

Seeing Project Web App from the User’s Perspective

Logging on to Project Server using Project Web App is as easy as browsing to a Web page. Your project manager can give each team member the URL for the Web database. Then, you can open Internet Explorer, type the URL in the address box, and press Enter. Your Project Web App Home page appears, and will look similar to the one in Figure 19-1. The actual appearance of the Home page will vary depending on security and customization features set up in your organization.

Figure 19-1: The Project Web App Home page is filled with various links you use to get around.

In the various categories shown on the left here (My Work, Projects, Resources, Settings, ...

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