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Rescheduling incomplete work
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Click OK to close the Update Project dialog box.
Project splits task 31 so that the incomplete portion of the task is delayed until
Wednesday.
Rescheduling work for the plan causes Project
to split the task and then reschedule the remainder
of it (and all subsequent tasks) after the date you specified.
As you can see, although the duration of task 31 remains 10 working days, its finish
date and subsequent start dates for successor tasks have been pushed out. Although
you addressed a specific problem, in doing so, you created other problems in the
remainder of the project. You will address this and other problems in the plan in later
chapters.
Here are a few other things to keep in mind when tracking progress:
You can turn off Project’s ability to reschedule incomplete work on tasks for which any
actual work has been recorded. On the File tab, click Options. In the Project Options
dialog box, click the Schedule tab, and then, under the Scheduling Options For This
Project label, clear the Split In-Progress Tasks check box.
If you use status dates for reporting actuals, Project supports several options for
controlling the way completed and incomplete segments of a task are scheduled
around the status date. You can see the options by doing the following: On the File
tab, click Options. In the Project Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab, and then,
under the Calculation Options For This Project label, adjust the settings Move End
Of Completed Parts After Status Date Back To Status Date and the three other check
boxes below it.
CLEAN UP Close the Advanced Tracking D file.
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