Scheduling completed tasks in the future RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm using Baseline work, Actual work & work to calculate the remaining duration to schedule my plan.

    However, I have various tasks that are being scheduled in the future, please see below. please note today's date is 21/11/19.

    My thoughts are to set the Status date in the past but unsure what else this would effect and when I should set it to if this is indeed the right avenue to go down.


    Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:13 AM

All replies

  • Hi Christine,

    What is exactly your issue here? What is your method in MS Project to set the task progress?

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Friday, December 13, 2019 8:27 AM
  • Hi Guillamore, 

    For background, I use Ceptah Bridge to pull my data from Jira. This populates the following;

    Baseline Work = Estimated time to complete task

    Actual Work= Time taken on task so far

    Work = Remaining Estimated time + Time taken on task so far

    Project then produces Duration & Remaining Duration

    I believed Remaining duration is using my work column but putting it into elapsed time 

    Therefore if there is 0 Remaining Duration, then the plan would not need to plan anything in the future.

    Am I making some incorrect assumptions here?




    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:23 AM
  • Hi Christine,

    Not sure exactly what is your issue. Is it that you have completed task in Jira but it still pushes the remaining duration when pulled into MS Project? Without the global overview it is tricky to answer, but a first thing to check in this situation would be the task type. For example if your task is fixed duration, even if JIRA tells MS Project the task is completed (no more remaining work or duration), if the duration is fixed, MS Project might not react as you expect.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:53 PM