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Re-Entering the same actual duration for a task results in different EV values being calculated RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using Project 10 Version 14.0.6129.5000 and working with this file: 

    file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57021699/EV_Example.mpp

    I have a table set up to show EV status.

    Riddle me this: for Task J, go to the actual duration and type in 22 days.  

    Notice how EV for the task changes.

    Now, type in 22 days again.  

    Notice once again how the EV value changes!

    Now, type in 22 days again.  

    Now it's back to the original value. 

    Any idea as to why this would be happening?  

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:19 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I was able to repro the behavior in version 15.0.44481 (CU 04/13), also. If I show the BCWP in Task Usage view for task 22 the values stays the same. I tried to save the project plan in 2007 format and received an error message "The selected file format only supports dates up to December 31, 2049. To save the selected file format, update the dates and try again."

    So I saved the plan as XML format and imported it again. After that the task level field was $0, but in the Task Usage view I still saw the same values.

    I suggest to file a support case with Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com

    Best,

    Renke

     

     


    http://www.holert.com Project Management with MS Project - Oldenburg, Berlin, Munich/Germany

    • Marked as answer by cml37 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:42 AM
    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:36 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I was able to repro the behavior in version 15.0.44481 (CU 04/13), also. If I show the BCWP in Task Usage view for task 22 the values stays the same. I tried to save the project plan in 2007 format and received an error message "The selected file format only supports dates up to December 31, 2049. To save the selected file format, update the dates and try again."

    So I saved the plan as XML format and imported it again. After that the task level field was $0, but in the Task Usage view I still saw the same values.

    I suggest to file a support case with Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com

    Best,

    Renke

     

     


    http://www.holert.com Project Management with MS Project - Oldenburg, Berlin, Munich/Germany

    • Marked as answer by cml37 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:42 AM
    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:36 PM
  • Thanks Renke for confirming the issue.  Looks like later versions of project are having the same issue based on your analysis.

    Looks like if I "hand enter" the actual and remaining duration "a second time" then the values "stick."  But this is definitely an issue that the Microsoft team would want to address.

    Thanks!

    Chris

     
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:41 AM
  • Hi,

    Is this issue hava a fix by now?

    Can you explain when this issue occurs?

    I also saw in Project 2013 some cases where i set baseline and made cost change or % complete changes that the EV calculations chnaged in a weird way.

    Is there still a bug on this issue?  is there something i need to avoid or pay attention to when i use EVM?  

    Is there a work around or any standard method to use in cases where the project plan includes multiple changes in costs (before and after actuals were entered)?

    Thanks!


    Ofir Marco , MCTS P.Z. Projects

    Monday, June 13, 2016 11:43 AM