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Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments
Hany’s actual and remaining work values are updated, and those updates also roll up
to the task and its summary task. (Project highlights the changed values.) However,
the actual and remaining work values for Jane Dow, the other resource assigned to
the task, are not affected.
Drag the vertical divider bar back to the left to see more of the updated timephased
values for the task.
The actual work value entered in the table for the task and
assignment is distributed across the timephased grid.
Again, Project assumes that the actual work value you entered for Hany was
completed as scheduled; therefore, her work and actual work timephased values
match through Monday, May 4.
CLEAN UP Close the Advanced Tracking B file.
TIP You entered actual work values in this exercise, but you can also enter remaining work
values or the percentage of work complete. All these values are related to each other—a
change to one affects the others. You can update these values in the Work table or on the
Tracking tab of the Assignment Information dialog box (when an assignment is selected).
Tracking a task’s actual work-complete value is more detailed than entering a simple
percentage-complete value on a task. However, neither method is as detailed as entering
timephased actual work for tasks or assignments (as you will see in the next section). There’s
nothing wrong with tracking actual work at the task or assignment level (or simply
entering a percentage-complete value, for that matter) if that level of detail meets your needs.
In fact, whether you see the timephased details or not, Project always distributes any
percentage complete or task-level or assignment-level actual work value you enter into