Lesson10.7.Identifying Slipped Tasks


Lesson 10.7. Identifying Slipped Tasks

Figure 10-8. Slipped tasks in Tracking Gantt view.


If you don't like using Project's sheets and tables to find variance in your tasks, use Tracking Gantt view instead. It shows the current schedule on top of the baseline schedule for each task. Spots where these task bars don't line up indicate slipped tasks.


Tip: It is helpful to use the Tracking Gantt after you have begun to update progress in your project.

  1. Select View The project appears in Tracking Gantt view. Notice how current schedule work (blue) and original schedule work (black) are paired for each task. If part of the task bar is red, that means the task is critical, and the project's end date depends on that task being completed on time.

  2. Select View You know it's a slipped task when the top and bottom colored halves of a task bar don't line up perfectly.

  3. Press Ctrl + G. Type 29 in the ID box and press Enter.

    Your screen should look similar to Figure 10-8. At this point, the task has slipped so much that the baseline schedule isn't even close to the current schedule of tasks. Its top and bottom halves don't match up, and it is throwing off the rest of the tasks ahead of it on the timeline.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO IDENTIFY SLIPPED TASKS:

  1. SELECT VIEW

    SELECT VIEW

    A SLIPPED TASK IS A TASK WHERE THE BASELINE AND CURRENT TASK BARS ARE NOT ALIGNED.




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

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