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Planned vs Actuals - Submitted timsheets RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All, 

    Another general question here, we're evaluating the use of MS Server 2016 across our company and I have a questions regarding hours worked in Timesheet submissions. 

    Once a team member submits their hours, and they are accepted by the Timesheet manager, the "Planned" work is updated and replaced by the Actual hours worked. Is there any way to stop this from happening, i.e., we need to get a clear picture of the Planned work as well as the actual work in order to see where a task/project went over-time.

    Is there any decent way of achieving this?

    Thank you, 

    Kyle. 



    • Edited by KMDickie Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:12 PM
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi Kyle,

    This is a common question from people discovering Project. This is actually the expected behavior. Once you approve actual work, this become the reality versus what has been planned. So actual work will always replace "planned" work. In order to get a clear picture of planned versus actual, you have to use baselines which are exactly meant for that purpose: you save a baseline to take a snapshot of your project plan and you can at any time compare your actual schedule to the baselined schedule, using for example the format feature to overlap baseline versus actual. You can save up to 11 baselines which includes dates, duration, work, cost (timephased).


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    • Marked as answer by KMDickie Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:26 PM
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:10 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Kyle,

    This is a common question from people discovering Project. This is actually the expected behavior. Once you approve actual work, this become the reality versus what has been planned. So actual work will always replace "planned" work. In order to get a clear picture of planned versus actual, you have to use baselines which are exactly meant for that purpose: you save a baseline to take a snapshot of your project plan and you can at any time compare your actual schedule to the baselined schedule, using for example the format feature to overlap baseline versus actual. You can save up to 11 baselines which includes dates, duration, work, cost (timephased).


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    • Marked as answer by KMDickie Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:26 PM
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Guillaume, 

    This confirms my assumption. 

    Regards, 

    Kyle. 

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:27 PM