# late work or early work

• ### Question

• if I assigned a task to team member of 8 hour but he did his work in 4 hour and enter 4 hour in timesheet where remaining 4 hour will go and the project server will manage it and where we can see the detail or performance of team member that he has done his work in early hours.

If I assigned a task to team member of 8 hour and he did his work in 10 hour and enter 8 hour in timesheet in one day and entered 2 hour on the next day . where remaining 2 hours will go and in which field how and where we can see the detail or performance of his work that he has done his work 2 hours late.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 3:18 AM

### Answers

• basim --

In the first example, the 4 hours entered goes into the Actual Work field and the other 4 hours remaining go into the Remaining Work field.  If the team member finished the task early, after only 4 hours of work, he/she should set the Remaining Work value to 0 hours.

In the second example, all 10 hours of work will go into the Actual Work field and the Remaining Work field will be 0 hours.

Assuming you saved a Baseline in your project, you can analyze the progress variance (finishing early or late) by doing the following:

1.  Open the project in question and apply the Tracking Gantt view.
2.  Using the Tracking Gantt view, you can compare the blue bar for the selected task against its gray bar.  If the task finished late, the blue bar is longer than its gray bar.  If the task finished early, the blue bar is shorter than its gray bar.
3.  Click the View tab, click the Tables pick list, and select the Variance table.
4.  In the Variance table, you can see early and late finishes by examining the Finish variance column.  A positive number means the task finished late, while a negative number means the task finished early.
5.  Click the Tables pick list and select the Work table.
6.  In the Work table, examine the Variance column.  If you see a positive number, this means the task finished with more work than planned.  If you see a negative number, this means the task finished with less work than planned.

Hope this helps.

Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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• Marked as answer by Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:46 AM
Thursday, February 2, 2012 5:45 AM