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  • Hi,

    I am very new to MSP. I did a dummy project. My problem is i set the schedule for 4 phases. But, after every day i dont know where to fill the completion status of that day. Without that how we can go ahead with a project? Anybody can help me to do this? 

    Eg: Jan 1 to 6 I defined a task of store preparation. everyday evening how i can add this? means- this day schedule work done successfully or pending works are there.

    may be this is a silly question, but as a beginner please help me.

    thanks 

    Saturday, January 7, 2012 7:51 AM

Answers

  • Hello anathu nair,

    Welcome to the forum. 

    If your tasks are being worked on exactly as planned, you may use the "Update Project" command (Project tab, Status group) to quickly update multiple tasks.  However, if tasks are delayed (not started as planned) or are progressing ahead of schedule (started early, finished early) the Update Project command will not makes those changes.

    If you are tracking at a daily level anyway, you may find that working with the Task Usage or Resource Usage view and updating Actual Work per day allows much better (and accurate control).  Show the Task or Resource Usage view and add Actual Work to the right side.  (Right click to show the shortcut menu and select "Actual Work" from the list of fields).

    Please don't worry about asking "silly" questions.  No question is silly :-)

    Good luck.

    Julie

    Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:56 PM
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  • Hello anathu nair,

    Welcome to the forum. 

    If your tasks are being worked on exactly as planned, you may use the "Update Project" command (Project tab, Status group) to quickly update multiple tasks.  However, if tasks are delayed (not started as planned) or are progressing ahead of schedule (started early, finished early) the Update Project command will not makes those changes.

    If you are tracking at a daily level anyway, you may find that working with the Task Usage or Resource Usage view and updating Actual Work per day allows much better (and accurate control).  Show the Task or Resource Usage view and add Actual Work to the right side.  (Right click to show the shortcut menu and select "Actual Work" from the list of fields).

    Please don't worry about asking "silly" questions.  No question is silly :-)

    Good luck.

    Julie

    Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:56 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    You might like to have a look at my free series for beginners on Microsoft Project in the TechTrax ezine at this site: http://tinyurl.com/2xbhc  or this: http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMFrame.asp?CMD=ArticleSearch&AUTH=23
    (Perhaps you'd care to rate the article before leaving the site, :)  Thanks.)

    FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at this web address: <http://www.mvps.org/project/>

    Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)

    Mike Glen
    MS Project MVP

     

    Sunday, January 8, 2012 5:10 PM
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  • Dear Julie,

    My question is this:

    My task started today morning. today we had "store preparation" on tasks. Now it is evening. it has done successfully. Now how can i enter in the MSP that this task has been done successfully. It clear that, after getting my information only, MSP can sense this task going normally..

     

    SO where I can enter that -todays task is success.

     

    Please tell.

    Thanks for your help.

    ananthu

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:34 AM
  • Hello,

    Julie already answered this question, here's a quote from her reply:

    If your tasks are being worked on exactly as planned, you may use the "Update Project" command (Project tab, Status group) to quickly update multiple tasks.

    I could add that in that window, you have to click "Update ork as complete through"

    An alternative is on the task ribbon, Mark on Track, again Mark on Track (for the selected task)

    Greetings,

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1:29 PM
    Moderator