ProjectCleaner is a new add-in for Microsoft® Project that gives project managers the ability to remove or anonymize sensitive information inside .mpp project files, prior to sharing them with different project stakeholders.
With ProjectCleaner, users are able to remove or anonymize the following project categories and data values:
- The cost rates for a work resource;
- The name of work resources;
- The work progress.
Video: ProjectCleaner in Action
Example – Remove/Anonymize the Cost of a Resource
After cleaning the file with ProjectCleaner.
When “cleaning” the . mpp file, ProjectCleaner creates a copy of the original project file and all modifications that are performed to the original file are saved in a new filtered copy in the .mpp file format.
This approach ensures that the project plan integrity is kept and provides a solution to the major security and privacy concerns when sharing data in the .mpp file format with teams and external project stakeholders.