Is it possible to change a task's Start Date without affecting Actual Hours? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When we have resources who need to back-date their timesheets for a particular task, we run into an issue with changing the task's start date to make it available on their timesheet.

    In the server settings, we have disabled the ability to modify Actual Hours from the timesheet plan. Changing the start date seems to trigger that policy and Project will undo the change upon publishing.

    Is there a way to change this date without affecting the Actual Hours? I'm not sure if we just need to change some settings on the task itself to allow these changes, or if this is something on the back-end.

    Thanks for any information!

    [MS Project Server 2010 & Project Professional 2010]
    • Edited by mcarderw Friday, August 19, 2016 8:05 PM
    Friday, August 19, 2016 8:04 PM

All replies

  • I don't understand exactly what you are getting at, but facts are facts. Actuals are actuals. Any actual work that occurred must have occurred on days of actual duration.

    This inescapable truth certainly simplifies your problem.

    Start by getting the actual start date of the task nailed down. Use the tracking table. Nail down the actual duration. Then, and only then, input the actual work which occurred on the actual hours and actual days on which it occurred. Use the Task usage view or the resource usage view.

    Any help?

    Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:35 AM