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Tracking duration and progress in Microsoft Project

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Good day experts,

I have several projects running which are all scheduled using Microsoft Project 2010 Professional.

I want to confirm the best way to track progress against the schedule.  I currently have an Excel table listing each project with start date, end date and current date.  I use Excel to calculate the percentage of project duration completed.  For example, if the project lasts 20 days and we are 10 days passed the project start date, then 50% duration has passed.  I then feed into the Excel sheet the amount of work percentage completed from the project schedule.

This is not the best way to do it because 50% of time passed doesn't necessarily mean that 50% of the work must be completed.

The ideal solution for me would be to get two measures from the project schedule iteself:
- Percentage work that should have been completed on current date
- Percentage work that is atually completed on current date

Please advise on best way to achieve this

Many thanks
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