Microsoft project updating progress
Let’s suppose that I have collated progress information up to Friday Feb 24 2012 and am entering it on Wednesday Feb 29. On the Project tab, in the Status group, select Status Date. The Task Details Form for the selected taskis displayed.
One way of recording progress is to record the actual start and finish dates.
In this way you can keep track of not only how you are doing as far as your schedule and milestones are concerned, but also how your financial performance is shaping up.
Let’s look at a few of the ways in which you can track progress on a fairly typical small project.
For example, staff may complete timesheets at the end of a working week (Friday) and then you enter the information on the following Monday.
Once your project is up and running you’ll usually want to record progress on a regular basis.
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I created a project with example tasks to show the changes when progress is made. A summary task with 99% compete status in MS Project 2013 " data-medium-file="https://i2com/ fit=660,125" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-905" src="https://i0com/theprojectcornerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/summarytask-99-percent-complete.png? resize=660,125" alt="Summarytask 99 percent complete" width="660" height="125" srcset="https://i2com/ If you are curious about the first post, which is about Baselines, click the link.
The first thing to do when you are updating progress is to set the project status date.
Although you may be recording progress on the day you collated the information you’re using, it’s often the case that the recording of progress lags behind the collation.This task has actually been completed – it was on schedule – so we can record these now.