99% completed of whole Project and/or Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013


very often I receive question like: “My Task remains 99% completed, and I do not know why?”, or “All Tasks are 100% completed but the whole project is 99% completed. Why?”

Hera are two most often reasons for that. Of, course I will show you that with MS PROJECT 2013!

First I am going to create new Project (in Gantt Chart I added %Complete Column):


and two Resources (one Work, and one Material):


I will assign John to Task1 and Task2, and 100 Bricks to Task 2 (you know how to do that, don’t you?), and I will get:


Now I will switch to the Task Usage View, and I will get:


Now I will mark John as 100% completed on both Tasks:




I will switch to the Gantt Chart, and I will get:


As you can see, Task 2 is 99% completed, even John has finished his work. Why? Because, I didn’t mark Material Resource as completed, yet. So, now I will do it:


This means that I actually spent 100 Bricks on the Task2. Let’s see Gantt Chart again:


You can see that all Task are 100% Completed, but still the whole Project is on 99% completed. Why? Because I didn’t mark Milestone as completed (no matter that Milestone has 0 days duration). If I mark that as 100% completed I will get:


To conclude, If you want to have your Task 100% completed you should finish all your work and spend all Material so that Work, and Actual Work are the same, and Remaining work should be 0%.

And for whole Project to be completed you should have all Tasks, and Milestones 100% completed.

Respect that and everything would be perfect!



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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