Sudhakar It also depends on how you update task progress. If you update the task completion by entering a % Complete value or using the %Complete icons on the task bar, Project will update the progress for that task based on the original duration. This could result in completed work projecting past the status date. For example, I have an 80 hour task with a 15 day duration starting 10/16. My status date is set to 10/22. If I update the task to be 75% complete, Project shows task completion progress thru about 10/29. Also keep in mind, while the Status Date does provide some functionality – such as updating tasks as complete up to the status date, it’s primarily used for earned value type calculations.