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Identifying tasks that have slipped
In this exercise, you use views and filters to identify variance on tasks and the plan as a
whole. To begin your analysis of tasks that have slipped, you’ll start at the highest level—the
project summary information.
SET UP You need the Reporting Status_Start file located in your Chapter15 practice
file folder to complete this exercise. Open the Reporting Status_Start file, and save it as
Reporting Status.
On the Project tab, in the Properties group, click Project Information .
The Project Information dialog box appears.
Click Statistics .
The Project Statistics dialog box appears.
In this dialog box, you can see (among other things) that the new book plan at
Lucerne Publishing currently has substantial schedule variance on the finish date. The
overall project finish date has slipped out by just over 20 days.
Click Close to close the Project Statistics dialog box.
For the remainder of this exercise, you will use various techniques to examine the
specific task variance.
On the View tab, in the Task Views group, click the down arrow below the Gantt
Chart button and then click Tracking Gantt .
Project displays the Tracking Gantt view.
On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click the down arrow next to the Timescale box
and then click Weeks .
The timescale adjusts to show more of the plan.
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