Chapter 9: Settings

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User Options

The User Options node displays a screen for setting user preferences.

Choose your desired date format from the Date Display Format drop-down list, and your desired user format from the User Display Format drop-down list. The selected formats determine how dates and users are displayed throughout the application, including date/user fields, project Gantt charts, reports, etc.

The Web Browser field contains the command for running the default web browser application on your computer. If it is empty, press the Auto Locate button, and POMS will automatically locate the browser and populate the field.

The Automatically logout after user has been idle for check box and associated field allow you to specify a maximum idle period for your session. This is a security measure, ensuring that if you leave your computer unattended for a while, POMS will automatically logout.

When ticked, the Strict Business Units check box ensures that objects that have a blank BU (i.e., objects shared across business units) will not be shown during searches.

The Default Tree Node drop-down list allows you to nominate one of the main nodes in the POMS navigation tree as your default node. Each time you log into POMS, this node is automatically selected.


System Options

The System Options node displays a screen for setting system-wide preferences.

The Standard Work Hours Per Day field controls the number of available hours per working day. This is significant for project planning purposes.

The Default Resource Cost Per Day field specifies the daily cost for each project resource whose cost hasn't been specified. This is significant for project accounting purposes.

The Delete User Activities older than check box and field allow you to automatically delete user activity records that reach a certain age.

The Track these User Activities set of check boxes allow you to specify what activities should be tracked.

The Assign an Issue should push it to Assigned state check box controls whether assigning an issue should cause a state change, or keep it in its current state.

The Track Issue/Risk History for these Actions set of check boxes allow you to specify what actions should be recorded in the history of an issue/risk.


Pick Lists

The Pick Lists node displays a screen for viewing/modifying application-wide pick lists.

Each pick list provides a set of values for user-customizable drop-down list. To view the contents of a pick list, select its row and press the Details button, or simply double-click the row. The following dialog appears.

Provided you have pick list edit permission, you can modify the list contents. To add a new item to the list, press the New button, type in the name of the item, and press the Apply button.

To modify an item, select its row, change its name in the Item Name field, and press the Apply button.

To delete an item, select its row and press the Delete button.

To change the position of an item in the list, select its row and press the Move Up or Move Down button.

Finally, press OK to save your changes, or Cancel to discard them.


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