Change the Project Manager of an Enterprise Project in Project Server 2013

I have a primary project manager for a whole project and multiple project managers who are responsible for managing the task updates and assignments within a project and are separate from the primary project manager.

  • The Primary Project Manager is called Owner.
  • Other Project Managers are called Status Manager.
    • The purpose of Status Manager?
      • This is particularly useful when different status managers are responsible for various aspects or phases of the project, or if the main Project Manager is absent or have a vacation, he can delegate another one as Status Manager to take ownership of the task assignments, so as to receive all status updates.

In this article, I will explain How to change the Project Manager of an Enterprise Project in Project Server 2013.by following the mentioned two steps below:

  1. Change the Project Owner to the new Project Manager.
  2. Change The Status Manager for any of project tasks.

1. Change the Project Owner to the main Project Manager.

  • Login as Project Administrator to PWA Instance > Navigate to Project Center.
  • Click on the Project Name that you need to change its Project Manager.

Project Center

  • On the above ribbon > Click on Edit.

Edit Project

  • Beside Owner field > Click on Browse.

Browse to change owner

  • Search for the new Project Manager > Select it > OK.

Pick Resource 1

  • Save the Project.

Save Project

  • Close the Project.

Close Project

  • Check in the Project.

Checkin Project

  • The Project Owner should be now updated Successfully.

Owner updated successfully

2. Change The Status Manager for any of project tasks.

  • Again, try to open the Project using Microsoft Project.
  • At any empty column.

Add New Column in microsoft project

  • Double click on Header to add a new column.

Add New Column in microsoft project 1

  • Type status that should show all suggestions.

Add New Column in microsoft project 2

  • Select Status Manager > by default, the status manager field will hold the old project manager.

Status Manager

  • Click on Pick arrow to select a new Project Manager that should be an Enterprise Resource.
  • Mouse over the left corner of the first cell until the sign + appears and drag down.

change status manager

  • Save and Publish to reflect your chanages where the Project Manager should be now changed correctly.

Note: When an enterprise project is connected to Project Server, the default status manager for any new tasks created during this session is set to the name of the resource who has opened the enterprise project, and any status manager can change this field.

Enjoy 🙂

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