Common functionality

This topic describes the common functionality available in the Team Management module.

Common UI elements

The following UI elements are available in the Members, Demand, and Utilization tabs.

UI Element Description

Search for a specific resource or position.

Time period

Use the time period to only display the data of a specific time period.

To change the time period:

  1. Click the down arrow.

  2. Select the start and end period.

  3. Click OK.

Period type

Specify how time is divided.

To change the period type:

Click the slider and select the preferred period type: year, quarter, month, or week.

Choose columns

Use the Choose columns button to select the columns you want to display. Drag the columns to change their position.

Time period column width

Click the Column width button, and drag the slider to adjust the width of the time period columns.

In the Demand and Utilization tabs: group the data displayed in the tabs.

To group:

  1. Click the Group button.

  2. In the Group By window, click Add Group Field, and select a field to group by. Select up to three fields to group and sub-group by.

  3. Click OK.

Which fields can I group by?

  • You can group team demand by Resource Type, Role, Staffing Profile, Status, and Team.

    Note: The group field: Team is available in PPM 9.66 and later versions.

  • You can group team utilization by Role, Resource Type, and Team.

Filter the data you want displayed in the tabs.

To filter:

  1. Click to show the filter pane.

  2. Click Add Filter.

  3. Select a field, and define filter condition based on values of that field.

Team coloring

Available in the Org Chart view of the Members tab, and in the Demand and Utilization tabs.

The team coloring indicates the fulfillment of the demand, and the utilization of resource or team capacity.

You can customize the coloring to align with your situation. For details, see Customize team coloring.

Effort type

Specify how effort is measured. Click the down arrow to select the effort type: Hours, Person Days, or FTE (full time equivalents).

  • The default effort type is the value of the RM_DEFAULT_EFFORT_TYPE parameter in the server.conf file.

  • The effort types available for selection are controlled by the parameter RM_ALLOWED_EFFORT_TYPES in the server.conf file.

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How display settings are saved

Your display settings for the Members, Demand, and Utilization tabs are saved in the browsers.

For example, if you set the display settings in a team's Members tab, and then open another team's Members tab using the same browser, that team's Members tab applies the same display settings as they are in the last team you left.

The following display settings are saved:

  • Period type

  • Selected columns

  • Time period column width

  • Grouping

  • Whether the filter pane is displayed or not

  • Effort type

  • Sort order

  • (In the Members tab only) View

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Customize team coloring

When viewing team heatmap, demand, and utilization, the coloring of the Utilization and Percentage Fulfilled data immediately draws your attention to problems. By default, the coloring is globally set by your PPM administrator. You can customize the coloring to align with your situation.

The custom coloring only works for you. When another user views the same team heatmap, demand, and utilization, the coloring is displayed as globally set (if the user has not set personal team colors yet), or as personally set (if the user has already customized team colors).

To customize the team coloring:

  1. Click the Color settings button in the upper-right corner of the Heatmap, Demand, or Utilization tab.

    It opens the Edit My Profile > Team Settins page that shows the read-only global heatmap coloring settings.

  2. Select the Use your personal team colors option to set your own preferences.
  3. To add team coloring for Utilization data, click Add in the Utilization Color section.

    To add team coloring for Percentage Fulfilled data, click Add in the Percentage Fulfilled Color section.

    Configure what color a certain set of utilization data should be displayed in.

    Rules:

    • If you leave the left field of a data scale empty, it is treated as negative infinity. If you leave the right field empty, it is treated as positive infinity.
    • If a value falls into multiple data scales at the same time, the rule represented by the data scale higher in the list prevails.

  4. Click Save. Your personal coloring settings take effect immediately.

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