Lesson9.2.Updating Project Progress


Lesson 9.2. Updating Project Progress

Figure 9-2. The Update Project dialog box


Figure 9-3. The project after updating progress.


If everything is going along smoothly and there are no problems or delays, the easiest way to track progress is simply to report that the project is proceeding as planned. We'll hope for your sake that you will get to use this tracking method often. This lesson will show you how to do this.

In our project, the table of contents and research tasks finished on time, and the writing progress seems to be on track. Here's how to update this first month of the project.


Note: Using this method of updating the project will override other tracking changes you may have made in the project.

  1. Select Tools The Update Project dialog box appears.

    There are two ways to update work in the project.

    • Set 0% - 100% complete: Updates the scheduled progress on all tasks within the given time frame.

    • Set 0% or 100% complete only: Only updates tasks as not started (0%) or finished (100%). Does not update progress on tasks that have started but are not finished.

    Let's update the project using the default options.

  2. Make sure the default options are selected, as shown in Figure 9-2.

    Now define how far into the project you want to update.

  3. Click the Update work as complete through list arrow.

    A calendar menu appears.

  4. Navigate to and select the date 1/30/06.


    Tip: Another way to enter a date is to click in the text box and type the date through which you want to update the project.

    The date appears in the dialog box, as shown in Figure 9-2. Project will update the scheduled progress of tasks up to the selected date.

    Once the options are selected as you want them, you're ready to update the project.

  5. Click OK.

    The dialog box closes, and Project updates the completion progress of tasks within the defined timeframe, as shown in Figure 9-3.

    Notice that some progress has even been recorded for the "Write lessons" task, which has started but is not finished.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO UPDATE PROJECT PROGRESS:

  1. SELECT TOOLS

    SELECT THE OPTIONS YOU WANT TO USE TO UPDATE THE PROJECT.

  2. CLICK THE UPDATE WORK AS COMPLETE THROUGH LIST ARROW AND SELECT THE DATE THROUGH WHICH YOU WANT TO UPDATE THE PROJECT.

  3. CLICK OK.




CustomGuide Inc - Project 2003 Personal Trainer
Project 2003 Personal Trainer
ISBN: 0596008546
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 156

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