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Mark On Track RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I am looking for some detailed reference on the Mark On Track feature but specifically in relation to how the following factors can affect the way it calculates:-

    • How does it handle split tasks - does it consider overall duration or work including splits in work?
    • How does it take into account one or more resources whose individual resource calendars may contain non working time for the period that includes the status date that it is marking on track upto?

    Thanks in advance

    Steve

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:02 PM

All replies

  • Hi Steve,

    The mark on track feature is pretty straight forward. It just copies the remaning work before the status date (or today if status date is NA) into the actual work, in a timephased manner.

    More precisely :

    • For splitted task, it means that there is no work for specific days, thus marking on track will add actual work only for the days having remaining work, not for the in-between parts of the splitted tasks.
    • For the resources, marking a task with multiple assignments on track will take the remaining work of ALL assignments and put it on the corresponding assignments actual work. It will take into account the resources calendar exception, which makes sense since it just copies remaining work into actual work and you'll not have any remaning work on exceptions.

    Some references:

    • https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Update-completed-tasks-quickly-9c963543-f767-4b5b-ac5b-f0f465206fdb?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1
    • http://www.mpug.com/articles/produced-a-great-schedule-now-what/
    • http://projectserver-nirvana.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=183:update-date-and-percent-complete&catid=70:project-execution&Itemid=97

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:22 PM
    Moderator