MS Project as a 'Status Tracker' - Please Advise! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to use MS Project as a 'Status Tracker'.  The method is as outlined below:

    I will enter all tasks / sub-task associated with a project -  each with scheduled start and finish dates, assigned resources etc.

    The assigned resources associated with each task will then edit the document to detail 'actual' status of task(s).

    An alert system can then be generated based on which tasks are behind schedule.

    Each individual project will have a defined deadline date - The aim is to create a generic task list (as discussed above) and then project this information back from a specified project end date (which the user will enter).

    Can you please advise on the best method to 

    1) Set up a MS Project Document so that status can be easily tracked through assessing scheduled dates and actual dates

    2) Project back a stored list of tasks (each with their own deadlines etc.) from a user defined project end date.

    Many Thanks!

    Monday, November 7, 2016 11:41 AM

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  • MS Project 2010_User --

    Project Server and Project Online both offer much of what you seek, but the Microsoft Project desktop does not.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Monday, November 7, 2016 2:24 PM