Split in progress Task option in MS PROJECT 2013!

Hi,

My very good friend Ben Howard, find a problem, and a solution. I will share it with you. But before you continue to read this Post please taka a look on his great site: www.applepark.co.uk. Do I have to mention that he is MVP? No, I do not!

I will first create a brand new Project in MS PROJECT 2013:

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I have two Tasks, both with 5 days Duration, and Task 2 is successor of Task 1. I want that Task 1, start exactly at 31.3.2015, and I will make a Hard “Must Start On” constraint on it:

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and I will get:

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Now suppose that I’m 80% done with Task 1:

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and then:

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and I will get:

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Now I will set Status date to Friday, April the 3th:

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and I will move uncompleted work after the Status Date:

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and I will get:

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As you can see, nothing happened, as expected. Suppose now that I started with work on Task 2, at April the 1st:

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and then:

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I will get:

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Is it a Bug? No it is not. Even if I said that I was started with Task at April the 1st, Status date is April the 3th so it can not be actually started before Status date.

But if I want to do it anyway I can first uncheck this option:

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and then:

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and then:

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Now if I move Project to status date, and enter Actual Start to April the 1st (I will not repeat Pictures which you can see above), I will get:

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So I got, what I want.

Remember, with Split in-progress tasks, you can report Task progress ahead of the Schedule once you Reschedule Project after the Status Date!

 

Thanks Ben 🙂

Regards!

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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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