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Troubleshooting time and schedule problems
As you can see, the new book plan has both schedule variance and cost variance. The
schedule variance is listed at the intersection of the Finish column and Variance row.
Also note that in terms of overall duration, this plan is about 50 percent complete.
Click Close to close the Project Statistics dialog box.
The Statistics dialog box includes the project’s finish date. However, to monitor the
finish date as you work on the schedule, you can keep your eye on the Finish date for
task 0, the project summary task.
Note the current project finish date in task 0’s Finish field. You know that this date
must be pulled in to meet your book printing date. Before you address the overall
project duration, you’ll examine the missed deadline for the Generate proofs task.
In the Task Name column, click the name of task 45, Generate proofs .
On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
TIP To select a task quickly, even a task you can’t see in the current view, press Ctrl+G
and, in the ID field of the Go To dialog box, enter a task number, and then click OK.
Point to the missed deadline indicator in the Indicators column for task 45, Generate
Positioning the mouse pointer over the missed deadline indicator
displays a ScreenTip in which you can see the details of the deadline.
Enough changes to the schedule have occurred to cause the scheduled completion
of this task to move out beyond its deadline date of October 12. Next, you’ll format
the view to better see tasks on the critical path —that is, the tasks that are driving the
finish date of the plan.
On the View tab, in the Zoom group, in the Timescale box, click Weeks .