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:
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.