Microsoft Project - Entering actual values in summary tasks
Posted on 2011-09-19
I'm currently working with the Earned Value functionality in Microsoft Project. I have set up a project plan with tasks and summary tasks and fixed the Baseline plan.
Question 1: How do I create deliverables without a project server? (in my example the deliverables equal the summary tasks, so ideally there should be a function that turns a summary task into a "trackable" deliverable)
Question 2: If I cannot create deliverables, how do I enter a manual value (eg. actual work, % physical progress) into a summary task field? I am aware that you can enter actual values on task level, but it is unrealistic to expect project members to state the % of completion and their hours burnt on task level. Therefore, is there a way to enter actuals into a summary task directly?