Customers using the timesheet capabilities of Project Server will be interested to know how the TFS-PS Integration Pack impacts timesheets.
In a typical scenario tasks are created and assigned to a user either in Project Pro or Visual Studio. In the example below the task “Tax Calculator” has been created and assigned to Lina.
After publishing the plan Lina will see the task in Visual Studio.
Lina can update the remaining work and completed work in Visual Studio. In the example below Lina updated the task to show 22 hours of work completed with 2 hours remaining.
Project Server will take the 22 hours of work and time phase the hours according to the planned time phase. Since the task was supposed to start on 2/21/2012 the profile of the task is 8 hours on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Project Server enters 8 hours for 21st and 22nd and then 6 hours on the 23rd (since 2 hours of work remain). In the example below approval is still required for this update.
After the project manager has approved the update the timesheet entry is complete.
Once the time has been entered into the time sheet the user can still modify the timesheet and submit.