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  • Hello s2mohd,

    You are not required to change the status date in any version of Project.  However, status date is required when you are using earned value metrics as values are calculated as of the status date.  If you are not using Earned Value analysis, you don't need to change it.

    The status date is also used when updating task progress using the Update Project command.

    I hope this helps.

    Julie

     

    Monday, January 2, 2012 4:36 PM
    Moderator
  • s2mohd,

    Interesting question. All of Project's earned value calculation and some re-scheduling options are based on the status date. If you are not using earned value metrics then you probably don't need to ever worry about the status date. However, if you want to take full advantage of Project's capabilities in helping to track progress of your project, then you will need to update the status date to reflect your reporting periods, be it weekly, monthly, etc.

    John

    Monday, January 2, 2012 4:38 PM

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  • Hello s2mohd,

    You are not required to change the status date in any version of Project.  However, status date is required when you are using earned value metrics as values are calculated as of the status date.  If you are not using Earned Value analysis, you don't need to change it.

    The status date is also used when updating task progress using the Update Project command.

    I hope this helps.

    Julie

     

    Monday, January 2, 2012 4:36 PM
    Moderator
  • s2mohd,

    Interesting question. All of Project's earned value calculation and some re-scheduling options are based on the status date. If you are not using earned value metrics then you probably don't need to ever worry about the status date. However, if you want to take full advantage of Project's capabilities in helping to track progress of your project, then you will need to update the status date to reflect your reporting periods, be it weekly, monthly, etc.

    John

    Monday, January 2, 2012 4:38 PM