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Sometimes you want to enter a duration rather than have Project base it on
other information you input. For example, you might have entered a start
date and 20 hours of work on a task that had a baseline of 16 hours of work.
What Project can’t know is that the scope of the task changed, and now the
task is not complete and will also take another 20 hours of work. You have to
tell Project about that.
The way in which Project calculates task duration has changed in Project
2007. Previously, if you marked an assignment as 100% complete and then
extended the task duration, Project automatically extended the assignment
and work. In Project 2007, if you mark work as complete and then extend the
task duration, Project extends the duration but doesn’t extend the work.
To modify the duration on a task in progress or completed, follow these
1. Display Gantt Chart view.
2. Choose View
The Tracking table is displayed.
3. Click in the Actual Duration column for the task you want to modify
and then use the arrows to adjust the actual duration up or down.
4. If you want to enter a remaining duration, click in the Remaining
Duration column and type a number as well as an increment symbol.
For example, you might type 25d (where d is the increment symbol for
If you enter a percentage-of-completion for a task and then modify the
duration to differ from the baseline, Project automatically recalculates the
percentage considered complete to reflect the new duration. So, if you enter 50%
complete on a 10-hour task and then modify the actual duration to 20 hours,
Project considers that 5 hours (50% of 10 hours) as only 25% of the 20 hours.
Entering fixed-cost updates
Fixed costs are costs that aren’t influenced by time, such as equipment
purchases and consulting fees. Compared with the calculations and interactions
of percentage completions and start and finish dates for hourly resources,
fixed-cost tracking will seem like simplicity itself!
Here’s how to do it:
1. Display Gantt Chart view.
2. Right-click in a column heading and then click Insert Column.
The Column Definition dialog box appears.
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