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Updating Start and Finish date

6 August 2007


This is a Free Tutorial about Microsoft Project 2007 and you find more free tutorials here written by Johan Beijar and more tutorials about Microsoft Project 2007 are frequently added. These tutorials will not guarantee that you will run a successful project or be a great manager but it will increase you possibilities of understanding and work more efficiant with the project management software.   As said in the tutorial about Actual Progress you need to update the actual progress of your project into Microsoft Project 2007 to be able to compare the baseline in your project towards the actual progress. Comparing the actual progress and the baseline will provide you with information if you are on track or slipping behind the timeschedule…or even ahead of the plan.

Remember that this information is essential for you as a Project Manager and you should always be aware if you are on track or running late in the project. Not knowing the current status of the project will force you into take incorrect decisions and in the long run also hurt your project management career.

You update the actual progress of a task by;

1. Open the Gantt Chart.

2. Choose Window->Split.

3. Click on the bottom pane.

4. Choose View->More Views…->Task Detail Form

5. Choose the task in the Gantt Chart that you would like to update by clicking it.

6. Choose Actual in the Dates-section.

7. Edit either start or Finish-date.

8. Confirm by clicking OK.

How to update actual Start or Finish date in Microsoft Project 2007

Update Actual Start or Finish date for the task Install Roof.

Good Luck!

//Johan Beijar

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    One Response to “Updating Start and Finish date”

  1. Greg Osimowicz Says:

    Just a thank you note for taking the time to publish this tutorial. Very nicely laid out, easy to follow and surely of benefit to anyone starting to get to grips with MS Project.

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!!

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