I have a question from one of my Blog readers: “Is it possible to see Finish Variance in working days instead of calendar days? e.g. If i completed my task on Monday, instead of Friday, i want to see variance of 1 working day”.
Piece of Cake in MS PROJECT 2010, and MS PROJECT 2013 as well!
First I will create a Project with one Task!
Resources for this Task are irrelevant, so I will skip that part.
I am going to save The Baseline for this Project:
Now, suppose that this Task was started as Scheduled, but Finished on Monday instead on Friday! I will now put those Information in MS PROJECT 2010:
That’s it. Now I will check the Variance Table:
and I will get:
As you can see Baseline Start, and Start (Actual) are the same, but Baseline Finish, and Finish (Actual), are different.
Finish Variance is not just Finish – Baseline Finish, because in that case it will be 3 days, instead of one!
The formula is: Finish Var. = Finish – Baseline Finish – Non working days, and in my example it is (12.11.2011-09.11.2012) – 2 (Saturday and Sunday) = 3-2=1
In my next two Post I will answer to another two questions of my Blog Readers.
- Effort driven Tasks, because one of my Blog reader is confused about this and how Work (hours) are changed in effort driven Tasks
- What happens with %units when you have fixed work/fixed duration Task, and change duration/work! My blog reader thinks that there is a Bug, but there is not a bug.