again, my Blog reader has a problem:
your blog is a real treasure and I am so happy I came across it a year ago when we started with the implementation of the MS Project Server 2010 and I was looking for quality blogs all around the world.
I have learned a lot from your practical tips of how to tweak the MS Project to optimize fine details, which may seem like hair-splitting at first sight, but are really important for users who use the system daily and appreciate every minute saved.
Now I came across a problem for which I am unable to find a solution and I would be immensely grateful if you could help me, at worst, at least finally establish that there is no solution.
The problem is that I would not like the change in »task completed« to affect actual numbers reported in the timesheet. Currently, when I progress task completion for a task (say, from 0% to 50%), planned hours get automatically recorded as actual in timesheets of users assigned to this task. Is there a way to disconnect setting task completion from automatically recording actual hours into the timesheet?”
After this beautiful words, I have to answer! I’m going to do that in MS PROJECT 2013
First I’ll create two Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013:
and two resources, as well:
I’ll assign John to the Task 2, and Mary to the Task 2:
Now I’m going to switch to the Task Usage View:
and I’ll get:
I’ll will now mark Task 1, and Task 2 as 50% Completed, and I’ll get:
After I do it for both Tasks I’ll get:
OK! I’ve got automatically Actual Work! But, that’s not what I wanted. I want that Actual Work remains 0 hours!
For That I must setup my Project:
and I’ll get:
Nothing happens?? Of course not! I’ll now mark both Tasks as 0% Completed, and again 50% completed. Then I’ll get:
You can see that I’ve added & Complete column! It says that Tasks are 50% Completed, but Actual hours are 0!
BUT! I’ll now mark Task 2 (for example), as 100% completed, and I’ll get:
As you can see, Actual hours are here!!!!
Now, I will now mark Task 2 as 50% completed, and I’ll get:
So, Task 2 is 50% completed, but Work (hours) is 100% completed! And it does make sense! If you want to have Acutal hours = 0 , mark it again as 0% completed, than again 50% completed!
Hope this helps!