Strange behaviour when tasks are modified RRS feed

  • Question

  • In task completion – if the task is marked taking longer than estimated it doesn’t affect the project timeframe but marks it as 100% complete. If the task is marked is taking less time the % complete is incorrect e.g. 3hrs tasked, 1 hr done shows 69% complete.  Why is this behaviour apprently so erratic ?
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:08 PM

All replies

  • % Complete measures duration, not work.  In the first example, it sounds like you're marking Actual Duration, and making it longer than the Duration column.  By default then, Actual Duration becomes Duration and Remaining Duration becomes zero.  To change, simply update Remaining Duration.

    In the latter example, it's a bit hard to troubleshoot, but I would guess the 3 hours are not evenly distributed through the task duration.  They may be back loaded.  Again, in this case, we're tracking duration, not work, so 69% could be a valid calculation.

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    Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:24 AM