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Definition

The following statuses exist for phases:

 

Status

Meaning

Created

The phase has been created in the system (initial status).

Released

See Releasing Project Elements.

You can configure the system so that this status is set automatically after the approval for the preceding phase has been granted.

Locked

 

The phase is temporarily protected against changes. You can set the status parallel to the status Created or Released.

For Approval

The phase is to be approved.

Approval Granted

The phase has been approved.

You can configure the system so that this status is set automatically after the last individual approval has been granted.

Approval Rejected

The phase has not been approved.

Completed

The phase has been completed. No further changes can be made.

You can configure the system so that this status is set automatically after the approval has been granted.

     

Integration

Dependencies between the status of phases:

        You cannot insert new phases before or between phases that have already been approved.

        Depending on the settings you made in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Phase Types, the following dependencies apply:

        You can release a phase only once the approval for the preceding phase (if one exists) has been completed.

        You can release a phase if the preceding phase has been released.

Dependencies between the status of the project definition and the status of phases:

        The release of the project definition leads to the release of the first phase of the project. Phases can only be released if the project definition has been released and is not locked.

        Phases may only be added, modified, or deleted if the project definition has the status Created or Released.

        If a phase has not been approved, the project cannot be completed, but only canceled. The next phase is not released.

        Locking a phase does not influence the status of the project definition. When a project definition is locked or unlocked, the status Locked is not set or removed for the released phases.

        The project definition can only be completed if the last phase has been approved.

        If a project definition, a phase, or a template is locked, you cannot change any dependent data (for example checklist items) either. The project definition can only be unlocked.

 

Dependencies between the status of tasks, status of checklists, status of checklist items, and the status of phases:

        The release of the phase leads to the release of all the tasks and checklists. It is possible to release tasks and checklists before releasing the phase.

        Locking a phase does not influence the status of the tasks or checklist items. However, it is not possible to process the tasks or checklist items if the phase is locked.

        The release of a checklist item leads to the release of the assigned tasks.

 

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