Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Entering actuals for a time-constrained project, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- We'd now like to start to fill in the actuals…for our project.…We've launched it, and we want to see what the variances…will be from our current plan.…To do that, we'd like to make a few additional modifications…in our project file, so we'll be able to see the status…as we go forward.…So I want to right click in the Gantt chart area…and select Gridlines.…I'm going to scroll down to the bottom of the list here…and select my Status Date gridline.…Under the type, I'll make this a solid line.…And of course, I'll make it nice.…
So that it shows up on the screen, I'll make a red color.…I'll press OK.…Now I need to actually set that status date in my projects…so I'll be able to see the grid line over here in the Gantt.…So I'll go to the Project ribbon…and in the Status Date area in the Status section,…I'll put in 7/18.…And of course, it'll know that it's 2015.…Now my status date has been drawn in my Gantt chart.…The goal of the status date is to be able to see…what is in the past and what is in the future.…
And of course, I'll use it if I want it to do…
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- Determine the duration of a milestone.
- Explain how to add a lead to a task.
- Identify the difference between a deadline and a constraint.
- Recognize how to put tasks in sequence.
- Recall how to overlap two tasks.
- Explain how to change the available working time for a task.