Public and Private Projects
In TMetric, you can have either a public or private project.
A public project is a project, in which no members are added.
A private project is a project with members. To make a project private, you need to add at least one member to the project.
Difference between public and private projects
In public projects:
- Any member can log time to a project.
- Logged time is visible to all members of an account.
- Regular members can configure the general settings and work types for a project (optional, see below).
In private projects:
- Only the project team can log time.
- Logged time is visible only to the account owner, admin, and the assigned project manager.
- Only the account owner and admin can configure settings for a project.
- The assigned project manager can configure project settings except for billing functionality.
Question: Why do I see somebody else's time in my report? I'm not an admin.
Answer: Because a user logged time in a public project.
Allowing all members to create public projects
The account owner or assigned admin can allow all members in an account to create public projects. A regular member can then create a project and configure basic settings:
- project name
- project image
- project code
- add/delete work types
This feature is especially useful when regular members work in an external web app and log time through the TMetric extension.
To enable this option:
- Go to Manage on the main menu.
- Click Account.
- On the Edit Account page, select Allow all members to create and edit public projects.