today I will show you how can you track Task Progress using Microsoft Project for the web.
First I will create a project with two Tasks and Resources assigned to them:
You can see those Tasks at Grid View:
As you can see Task 1 has 2 days Duration and John assigned to it, and Task 2 has 3 days Duration and Nenad and Mary assigned to it.
When I click at Task 1 I’ve get:
As you can see, Effort is calculated due to Duration of 2 days and one Resource assigned to the Task, e.g. John will work 2 days, 8 hours per day (in total = 16 hours), to complete the Task.
If I put, for example, 50% in % Complete, I’ll get:
As you can see 8 hours (50% of 16) is Completed, and 8 hours is remaining. Let’s say that I know that John has completed 8 hours but he needs 24 hours more to work. I will put those 24 hours in Remaining and I will get:
As you can see, now Total hours = 32 (8 completed + 24 remaining), and % Complete is 25% (8 hours completed / 32 total = 25%).
Now I will open second Task and I will get:
As you can see Total is 48 hours. 3 days for Nenad plus 3 days for Mary is 24 hours for Nenad plus 24 hours for Mary = 48 hours. Here I can follow steps explained above. Where is the difference? When I track Task progress, I cannot put, for example, that Nenad has completed 8 hours and Mary has completed 16 hours. The only possibility I have here is to put how many hours are completed in Total to all resources assigned to the specific Task. So, if I put, for example 24 hours as completed, and 32 hours as remaining, I will get:
So 24 hours are spent equally among Nenad and Mary (12 hours Nenad, and 12 hours Mary), and 32 hours remining means that Nenad should work 16 hours, and Mary as well.
% completed is 43% because 24 hours completed / 56 hours completed is 43%.