How to make a right Schedule for your Project, after it begin in MS PROJECT 2013


in this post I will explain what to do with your Project when you are late, and how to make your schedule Accurate!

First, I will create some Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013:


Then some Resources:


Finally I will assign Resources to Tasks:


This is my Project Plan, and I’m going to save it as a Baseline:




Now I’m going to use Tracking Gantt View:



Let’s say that Task 1 is 50% completed, and Task 4 is 75% completed, and both Tasks had started on time:



I’ll get:


Now suppose that current date is Tuesday, 18.02.2014, and I have a meeting with my Team. I find that nothing changed, so, basically the Project will be late. There is no way that anyone can work on Task in a past. So my Schedule is no accurate any more. Now, I have to Reschedule all Tasks (unfinished) to , so called, Status Date, which is Monday, 17.02.2014! TO do that, firs I’ll enter the Status date:


Now I’m going to Reschedule all Task:



and I’ll get:



As you can see, Task1, and Task 4, are split, an all other Tasks are moved with Respect on their Predecessors. Remaining parts of Task1 and Task 4are supposed to star the day after Status date, in my example at Tuesday, 18.02.2014.




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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