This is the final installment of a four part series on common workflow administration tasks associated with Project Server 2010.
Installation and setup of Project Server 2010 is covered in the overall setup guide, and these articles will make the assumption that the user has already read and completed the setup of Project Server 2010.
These articles also will not cover the topic of creating Project Server 2010 workflows. Please refer to our SDK articles to find out more information on how to create our workflows.
Restarting a workflow may become necessary for any number of reasons. By restarting a workflow, you will cause the workflow engine to execute the workflow from the very beginning. No project related data will be lost or reset. This action simply tells the workflow to “Go to Stage 1” and execute everything again. Similarly, changing a project to another Enterprise Project Type that has a workflow, will cause the project to execute the new workflow from the very beginning.
The skip to stage functionality is something that will only work if the workflow is correctly designed to allow for stage skipping. All project server workflows will always stop whenever natural stop points are reached. These include
As such, to get the skip to stage functionality working fully, you will need to incorporate “if” branches that will bypass “stop points” like approval points and portfolio selection points when developing the workflows.