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Table 15-1 lists some filters that are useful when you’re trying to identify and
solve problems with your schedule.
Table 15-1
Filters to Isolate Problems
Filter Name
What It Displays
Critical
Tasks in the project that must be completed according
to schedule to make your final deadline (critical path)
Cost Overbudget
Tasks that exceed budgeted expenditures
Incomplete Tasks
Tasks that haven’t been marked as complete
Late/Overbudget Tasks
Tasks that are running later than their baseline
estimate and are over budget
Should Start By
Tasks that should have started as of a specified date
Slipped/Late Progress
Tasks that are running late and have no progress
recorded
Update Needed
A task that should have had progress tracked by now
Overallocated Resources
Tasks with resources assigned that are overbooked at
some point during the life of the task
Slipping Assignments
Tasks that involve resource work that should have
begun by now
Work Incomplete
Tasks that should have had all their work recorded
by now
Work Overbudget
More work hours have been put in on the task than
you had estimated
Don’t see all these choices in the More Filters dialog box? Remember, when
you use this dialog box (Project
More Filters), you have to
enable the Task option to see task-related filters and the Resource option to
see resource-related filters.
Filtered For
You might also consider exporting your Project information to a program
such as Excel so you can use analysis tools, such as pivot tables, to figure out
what’s going on. If that idea excites you, you might want to check out Excel
Data Analysis For Dummies by Steven Nelson.
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