When you create the assignment, you are also subscribe the resource to receive notification on some events happening on the project (“push” subscriptions). By default “events” you will be subscribed to, depend on the role you are playing; “project managers” will receive, for instance, notifications on cost, “workers” will not. Every user can add/remove subscriptions, and default subscriptions can be changed as well.
There are several events you can listen too. Basing on your habits you can receive messages on different channels:
E-mail: well known channel, but we suggest to do not generate to many!
Digest: a single mail sent periodically (you can set up when) that collects every notification
Sticky note: is a pop-up message “glued”on Twproject screen; a sort of Post-it
Log: is the less invasive channel. On the main menu bar there is a “bell” icon where you received messages
Usually messages generated by actions performed by a user are not notified to the user itself.
Document added: raised when someone added a document to this project
Project status change: this event is raised when the status of the project changes. Usually this is a crucial point in project management; projects coordinators or production managers should subscribe to this event.
Project dates modified: this event is raised when the project’s schedule changes.
Project milestone closer: when a milestone is approaching this event is raised. By default the alert is 3 days before the milestone, but you can change it from the configuration pages
Project start/end closer: when a project start or end date is approaching this event is raised. By default the alert is 3 days before the milestone, but you can change it from the configuration pages
Project ToDo /expired: the end / closing date for an ToDo on the project or the project itself has expired and the status is still open.
Added ToDo: an ToDo was created on this project.
Closed ToDo: an ToDo was closed on this project.
Updated ToDo: this event is raised when an ToDo on the project is updated.
Worklog overflow on assignment: when the work done on the project exceeds estimations, this event is raised.
Budget overflow: expenses for the assignment are beyond budget.
Worklog misplaced: Twproject allows every user to add worklog (of course only users assigned to a project) whenever they want. This means the you can add worklog on closed projects or outside the project dates scope. This is heresy in classical PM software, but is something that in real life happens all the time. So the alternative is between having rigid software with incomplete/fake data or flexible software and real data; we prefer the latter. In order to stay informed in case of “strange” worklog recordings, Twproject raises this event.
Overtime: work done daily for the project exceed the resource daily capability
Comment added: raised when someone added a new comment on a project
Child added on project: raised when a new phase is created