today I will show you a short tip about tracking progress in MS PROJECT 2019!
Suppose this scenario:
The Task has 0,5 days duration, and is supposed to be started and finished at 28.01.2019. Now let’s suppose that it started and finished one day later, e.g. at 29.01.2019. I can track this by putting start and finish date as:
I will get:
And this is not what I wanted, because actual duration is 0,5 days. To get that, do not put Actual finish date, but instead of that, follow this steps:
and the result is:
To conclude, when you want to have exact number of actual days (3,5 for example), put this value in Actual duration, and Remaining duration should be zero. And if task has started at different date then planned put this Actual start date, and Actual finish should be left empty. Since remaining duration is zero, Actual finish will be calculated.