Traffic lights for work exceeded Baselined work in MS PROJECT 2019

Hi,

Today I’m going to show you how to make a traffic light which will show you when your work has exceeded planed or Baselined work in MS PROJECT 2019!

I’m going to create Simple Project with one Task:

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I’m also going to create two different Resources:

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And I’m going to assign john to this Task:

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I put two extra columns just to show you how will it work: Baseline work, and Work.

I’m going to save the Baseline now:

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and:

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And I will get:

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As you can see Baseline Work and Work are the same for now. I want to make a Traffic light which will show:

  • If Baseline work is less than Work – red light
  • If Baseline work is equal Work – yellow light
  • If Baseline work is greater than Work – green light

To do that I will create custom field called – Baseline vs work:

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and:

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Finally:

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No. I will show this Traffic light on the screen:

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This is very good way to show when you are exceeding work from planned, especially when you have a lot of Tasks in your Project.

image Now, I can filter all Tasks which are “red”:

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and I will get:

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One hint! Values like 0,1 or 2 can be confusing because you should remember them (0 is red, 1 is yellow, etc.). Instead of that I could put “red”, “yellow” and “green” in IIf formula, and the result will be the same, but more meaningful when you filter Task on that condition.

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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