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MS Project - Overview Report % Complete RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I'm having problems with understanding MS Project reports and I'm
    hoping someone from the forum can help dig me out of a hole!?

    I have a project schedule which I use to track progress of a project and would like to
    use the reports (specifically the Project Overview Report) to update management
    on progress. Nothing out of the ordinary there!

    I have set a baseline on my project plan and have carried out a 'trial run' of the schedule and reporting
    where I set an artificial project start date then update the project plan with
    some artificial data and then view the Project Overview report. However, when I
    simulate this a couple of weird things happen.

    Firstly, if tasks are finishing later than Baseline Finish (by completing the Actual Finish column in
    the schedule) the Finish Variance doesn't seem accurate (see attachment). The
    Finish Variance table in the report (showing 6hrs) doesn't replicate the data in
    the Finish Variance column of the schedule (which shows 24hrs).

    How is this calculate and how can I correctly show Finish Variance in the report?

    Secondly, the % Complete is way off (please see attachments). Despite having only completed
    approximately 25% of the overall project, the report indicates the project is
    50% complete.

    Again, how is this calculated? Have I done something
    wrong?

    I would like to show two key pieces of information.

    1. The
    overall % complete for the project
    2. The number of hours behind/ahead of the
    baseline schedule by using Finish Variance.

    How can I represent this more
    accurately?

    Hope someone can help.
    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:39 AM

All replies

  • BarryBSWL --

    Well, I do not see any screenshots in your post, so it would be very difficult to troubleshoot your problem simply with a verbal description.  In fact, it would be a lot easier if you were willing to share the Project file so that one of us could examine it.  Although I do not generally do this, I an curious enough that I would be glad if you sent me the project for further study.  My e-mail address is my first name, my last name, plus the letters MVP, at the e-mail server owned by Google (G-mail). Hope you can figure out my e-mail address and send me the Project file.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:56 PM
    Moderator