Progress S Curve using activity duration only RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    I am new to this forum and your help needed...

    I am currently working on a project using MSP 2016 and one of my schedule is non-resource loaded and cost loaded.

    In my monthly reporting I am expected to report S curve of actual progress against planned progress strictly with duration. The activities are strictly executed in days by an offshore rig (with a 24 hrs operation) and need help or advice on how to show planned days vs. actual days during execution phase in MSP 2016 or in excel.  Is this possible? Any Ideas will be highly appreciated

    I have tried but realised the curve I created monthly does not tally with real situation of the projects.

    Please, any ideas or any other metrics to draw a proper progress S curve in the absence of cost and man-hours will be appreciated.

    I am open to suggestions and welcome all ideas please.


    Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:51 AM

All replies

  • Hi Nogie,

    S Curves usually deal with work and not duration. For example, in MS Project report tab, you'll find the cumulative work, actual work, baseine work which will give you more or less what you need to create s-curves, but nothing from duration only. A suggestion could be to add a dummy resource on all tasks even if you don't use it for project tracking purpose. It will just create some work and you'll be able to start creating s-curves from there.

    See this tutorial:

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:35 PM