Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording progress, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Once work begins, you can record progress in project.…Here are a few methods you can use…in the desktop application.…Remember, if you work in a project server environment,…team members can fill in timesheets that transfer updates…to the corresponding projects.…The first thing we're going to do is to set the status date.…I'm going to head to the project tab.…In the status section there's a status date label.…To its right there's a calendar icon…and right now it says NA which means…we haven't set a status date.…
To do that, click the calendar icon.…That opens up the status date dialog box.…I'm going to type in the status date for this project.…Let's say it's the first Friday,…that's February 3rd, 2017.…I type in the date and click okay.…Now, I can see the status date up in the ribbon.…We're ready to start adding some progress to our tasks.…Let's start with the remove fixtures and cabinets task.…Well, let's say that you track duration.…
If you do that the update tasks feature is an easy way…to record progress.…Go to the task tab, in the schedule section…
Taught by expert project manager Bonnie Biafore, this course first shows how to create a resource plan to see if a project is feasible given the available resources. Then learn how to schedule project resources, assign them to tasks, check for overallocations, and resolve issues with techniques like substituting resources and extending and delaying tasks. Once the plan is established and work is ready to start, Bonnie shows how to execute the schedule by setting a baseline, entering actuals for the project, and recording overtime.
Note: This course was designed in collaboration with author John Riopel.
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- Developing a project resource plan
- Replacing and substituting resources
- Tracking down overallocations
- Assigning contractors to offload work
- Adding resources
- Leveling resources
- Recording project progress
- Assigning overtime