Missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part in Project Server 2016

In this post, we will explain How to ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part, and Why you may be missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part in Project Server 2016 and Project Server 2013.


How to ADD TASK and Edit List in Project Summary Web Part?

In Project Server 2016 / 2013, I have a Project Site with the default Project Summary web Part, In some project sites, I can find the option of “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” as shown below.

Add Task in Project Summary Web Part in Project Server

But in other Project sites, I am missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part and I can’t find these options as shown below.

Project Server 2016 Missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part
Missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part

Missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part

You should be aware of the “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” options in the Project Summary Web Part are only available in the following cases:

  1. The current Project Type is SharePoint Task List.
  2. The current Task list has at least one item.
  3. The Primary Task list is a custom Task List.
  4. The Project is deleted but its connected SharePoint Project site still exists.

1) The current Project Type is SharePoint Task List.

The “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” options in the Project Summary Web Part are available for the “SharePoint Task List” projects.

Project Types In Project Server 2016

Note: The “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” options are not available with the “Enterprise Project“. This is because of the “Enterprise Project” Tasks must be added through

  1. The Project Schedule Page Detail Page.
  2. The Microsoft Project.
Schedule Page Detail Page In Project Server

2) The current Task list has at least one item

Although the current project type is “SharePoint Task List“, you will not find “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” options, because the Task List must have at least one task.

Task List In Project Server

3) The Primary Task list is a custom Task List

Although the current Project Type is “Enterprise Project“, you can find the  “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” options only in case the Primary task list is a custom Task List (new task list that created manually) not the default Task List that associated to the Project Schedule.

Project Summary Web Part settings

4) The Project is deleted but its connected SharePoint Project site still exists

In case, the current project is “Enterprise Project” and it has been deleted but its connected Project site still exists, in this case, you will find the “ADD TASK & EDIT LIST” options because the current Primary Task list in the Project Summary Web Part is now not connected to the project schedule that already deleted with the deleted project.

Project Summary Web Part in Project Server

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have listed all causes that lead to Missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part.

Applies To
  • Project Server 2019.
  • Project Server 2016.
  • Project Server 2013.
See Also

4 thoughts on “Missing ADD TASK in Project Summary Web Part in Project Server 2016”

  1. Hello Mohamed

    Will this “Project Summary” also work in a community (not a project) page?
    I have enabled the features but unable to insert the Project Summary webart, as is not there at all.

    However in projects, the webpart is there.
    I am confused…

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