I have a question from one of my Blog readers: “The project I am involve in is using only material resources and the unit rate for each resource did not change through time. Currently the project has more than 4 years of delay . Depending on the current status how am I going to forecast the project end date using Microsoft Project.”
I will show how to do it with MS PROJECT 2019. First of all since only Material Resources are used in Project, I will now use them in my example, because cost remain the same.
Here is on simple Project which starts at 01.01.2019:
Now, let’s say that Task 1, and Task 2 are finished 100%, and Task 3 is finished 75%:
As you can see Project end date is 21.01.2019. Now, let’s say that for some reasons Project has ben postponed, and it will be restarted 01.01.2023. It is easy to put in MS PROJECT:
After I click OK button I will get:
BUT, if I use Move Button, I will get different results:
and I will get:
As you can see, the whole Project is moved (finished, and unfinished Tasks).
So be careful what will you use.