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Task updates moving start date before the true start date adding 0 actual hours between false start date and true start date RRS feed

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  • We are using Project Server 2010, Windows 8 and SQL 2008 R2.

    This is a bug and I need to find out if Microsoft has a fix for this bug. My support vendor validated that this is a bug and was able to reproduce this issue.

    Below is what happens on tasks that are just starting. Our process is the planned work is assigned, the resources submit time on Friday, and the Status Manager accepts the task updates on Monday and moves the work forward.

    The bug is: If a resource submits time late and the Project Manager already moved the work forward, the start date of the task moves to an earlier date when the Project Manager accepts the task updates.

    If you accepted a task update for a resource that had not yet had an actual start date and was reporting actual hours before the estimated start date, the start date moves a couple of months earlier than the true start date when accepting the task update

    Here are a couple of scenarios:

    Start date of a task is 12/31/2012

    Status Manager moves work forward for one resource so the resource assignment start date is 1/7/2013

    Resources submitted time late between 12/31 and 1/4/13 Status Manager previews the task updates and the start date is changed to 12/18/2012 Status Manager does not accept the task updates.

    Status Manager opens the Project Schedule and adds planned work starting 12/31 - saves the plan Status Manager previews the task updates and the start date is 12/31 / status manager accepts the task updates

    Second scenario different schedule:

    The start was 8/27/12, accepted task updates and now it starts on 2/24/12 with all leading zero’s up to the 2/24/12 start date.

    This scenario had the work moved forward for the resource and the resource submitted time late

    And there are no predecessors or successors on the task.

    Monday, January 28, 2013 3:40 PM

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