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Actual Hours by Project Category for Past 3 Months

Displays the total actual hours recorded over the past 3 months and broken out by project category. This report pairs well on a dashboard with a similar report Allocated Hours by Project Category for Next 3 Months. You can build this report using the design settings in the table below. Alternatively, you can download this report definition and upload it to your PPM Pro instance.

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Design View Selection Comments

Topic: Allocated Role 

Specialty: Time Series

Type: Pie: Basic

Title: <enter a meaningful title>


Other report Types that work well include Bar: Basic, Column: Basic, Donut, and Column: Stacked (where Actual Hours field is added once per project Category and field-level filter on each specifies a different category than the others).



Group By: Allocated Role > Project > Category

Values: Allocated Role > Actual Hours (Timesheet Entries - Time Series)

When starting with the Allocated Role topic you will need to select the field path Allocated Role > Project to get to the project available fields. For example:

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Enter and select desired Display options, such as:

  • Heading - Actual Hours by Project Category for Previous 3 Months
  • Heading font Size - 20
  • Data values - Value 0,000 and percentage (0%)
You can of course adjust the number of months as well as select something other than months (refer to the Variable Settings Time Series options below).
Variable Settings

Set desired Time Series options, providing filters and dates as possible to reduce the time it takes to render the report and cover the desired time period, such as:

Scope: Select one or more Scopes if you want the report to be available to be run from that report grid(s)

Filters: Any allocated role filters, such as for specific project categories

Time Series: Select a Frequency and Date Range appropriate to your report needs, such as Frequency of "Monthly" with Date Range "is prev NNN months" with value "3"


Selecting a Scope will cause this report to be available on that entity Report grid so it can be run per the organization.

As needed, you can also include Role or Allocated Role Filters.

If you want to allow the user to change to a different Scope and/or Filter before running the report or when viewing the report, select the relevant checkboxes for Allow changing.