Setting Up Skills

Resource Management allows you to define skills and associate them with resources. To better describe resource requirements, skills are associated with staffing profile positions as well as work plan tasks. (For information about staffing profile positions, see Tracking Demand with Staffing Profiles.)

Note: Only users with the Resource Mgmt: Edit All Skills access grant can add or modify skills. Therefore, a user cannot add to or modify his or her own skills unless that user has the Edit All Skills access grant.

Creating a New Skill

  1. Log on to PPM.

  2. Select Create > Administrative > Skill from the menu bar.

    The Create a New Skill page opens.

  3. Type a skill name and complete any optional fields you want.

  4. Click Create. The skill is created and The Browse Skills page opens.

    You can now add this skill to any resource.

    Note: The definition language of the skill is set to your session language. The skill can only be modified in its definition language. See the Multilingual User Interface Guide for more information.

Modifying Existing Skills

  1. Log on to PPM.

  2. Select Search > Administrative > Skills from the menu bar. The Browse Skills page opens.

  3. Click on a skill Name to open its Modify Skill page.

    Note: If the skill's definition language differs from your session language, you cannot modify the skill. Click Why? in the header and see the Multilingual User Interface Guide for more information.

  4. Make any necessary changes and click Save.

Deleting Skills

  1. Log on to PPM.

  2. Select Search > Administrative > Skills from the menu bar.

  3. From the Browse Skills page, click on a skill Name to open its Modify Skill page.

  4. Click Delete Skill.

    The skill is deleted. Skills possessed by resources or used in historical work items cannot be deleted. These skills can be disabled.