This article describes the integrated allocation pivot report in Meisterplan.
- Portfolio Filter
- Scenario or Plan of Record Data
- Field Chooser
- Save Configuration
- Interactive Report View Features
- Report Options
The allocation pivot report displays allocations of roles and resources by project.
The report is fully integrated in Meisterplan. It opens in the main view and can be closed by clicking the Home button at the top left:
The report will display allocations of roles and resources in the active portfolio and the associated projects.
The report will also display:
- Allocations of roles and resources in the active portfolio to projects outside the portfolio.
- Allocations of roles and resources outside the portfolio to projects in the portfolio.
Scenario or Plan of Record Data
The report will display data from the active scenario.
When not working with a scenario, data from the plan of record will be displayed instead.
Select the desired chart type in the CHART menu to display a chart:
- Stacked Column
- Stacked Bar
Select None in the CHART menu if you don't wish to display a chart.
Click this toolbar button to open the field list. Here, you may select the desired grouping, data and filter fields from allocations, projects, and roles/resources:
- All Fields: select allocation, project and resource fields for grouping, filtering and displaying data.
- Filter Fields: drag fields to this area to filter by their values. Click the funnel icon to select the desired values.
- Row/Column Fields: drag fields to these areas to group by them.
- Data Fields: drag fields to this area to display them.
Field Types (Icons)
Data Field: numeric value selectable as data field.
Single Filter/Grouping Field: text field available for filtering and grouping.
Composite Filter/Grouping Field: date field or OBS sub-structure available for filtering and grouping. These fields are multi-level: for dates, you can group by year, quarter and/or month. For OBS, you can group by the top level and each sub-level. OBS levels will be numbered.
Allocation: role/resource allocations for projects in FTE, person days (d) or hours (h), depending on your report settings (see the Report Options section below).
Allocation Cost: Allocation in Hours multiplied by resource allocation cost.
Project Role: filter or group data fields by project role of allocated roles and resources.
Allocation Date: filter or group data fields by date (flat grouping field displaying the first day of the week for weekly reports, composite grouping field with year/quarter/month for monthly reports).
Business Goal Name: filter or group data fields by business goals of associated projects.
Program Name: filter or group data fields by names of associated programs.
Project Cost Type: filter or group data fields by project cost type.
Project Manager: filter or group data fields by project manager.
Project Name: filter or group data fields by project name.
Rank Category: filter or group data fields by project positions relative to the must-have and cut-off lines: above the Must-Have line, Below the Cut-Off line or in between (Regular).
Status: filter or group data fields by project status.
Custom Boolean Fields: filter or group data fields by values of custom boolean fields.
Custom Lookup Fields: filter or group data fields by lookup values of custom lookup fields.
Custom String Fields: filter or group data fields by values of custom string fields.
Start/Finish Date: filter or group data fields by project start/finish (composite grouping fields with year/quarter/month).
Project OBS: filter or group data fields by project OBS (composite grouping field with all OBS levels).
Custom Date Fields: filter or group data fields by values of custom date fields (composite grouping fields with year/quarter/month).
City/Country/Postal Code: filter or group data fields by city/country/postal code of associated resources.
E-Mail: filter or group data fields by e-mail address of associated resources.
Internal / External: filter or group data fields by the External Resource property of associated resources.
Primary Role: filter or group data fields by the primary role of associated resources.
Resource Cost Type: filter or group data fields by the cost type of associated resources, which is the cost type of their primary roles.
Resource Name: filter or group data fields by names of associated roles and resources.
Resource Type: filter or group data fields by role/resource types: role or resource.
Resource OBS: filter or group data fields by role/resource OBS (composite grouping field with all OBS levels).
Users with the access level Administrator or Data Manager can click this toolbar button to save the current state of the report view, including any active filters, sort orders, arrangement of grouping fields and expanded groups.
Click this toolbar button to export:
- Pivot as Excel: export the current state of the pivot grid to Microsoft Excel. Groups will only be expanded if they are also expanded in the pivot grid at the time of the export.
- Chart as pdf, svg, png, jpeg or gif: export the current state of the chart to a pdf or image file.
Interactive Report View Features
- Sort: click any grouping field to reverse the sort order.
- Filter: click the funnel icon on any filter or grouping field to filter the view. Use the Rank Category field to filter projects by rank: above Must-Have, Below Cut-Off or in between (Regular). Default: Must-Have and Regular.
- Drag Grouping Fields: any row or column grouping fields may be rearranged via drag-and-drop. For instance, you may switch dimensions by moving all row grouping fields to the column area and vice versa. Or, you may change the grouping hierarchy by switching fields within the row or column area.
- Display Details: click the small right arrow button on a row or column group to display its sub-groups (e.g., display quarters of a year or months of a quarter).
- Hide Details: click the small down arrow button of an expanded group to hide its sub-groups.
With the Administrator or Data Manager access level, you may edit existing allocation pivot reports and add new ones in the report manager.
The following options are available for allocation pivot reports.
- Name to display in the report manager and in the report menu.
- Report Rights: select users that should be able to create this report.
- Allocation Unit: select FTE, Days (person days as configured in the General tab of the settings) or Hours.
The default allocation unit for new allocation pivot reports depends on the allocation unit selected in your project view settings:
|Project Allocation Unit||Report Default Allocation Unit|
- Time Slice Period: select Weeks or Months (default Months).
- Time periods before today: number of weeks or months before today to include in the report.
- Time periods after today: number of weeks or months after today to include in the report.
Please note that the total of time periods before today and after today taken together is limited to a maximum of 100.