Thank you for the reply. Right now, I’m setting up a schedule for a project that hasn’t really begun. I’m trying to get the formatting correct before I fill in all of the detail. Then I’ll populate all of the future tasks as they need to get completed to finish each phase on time.
My company is accustomed to seeing schedule status with a progress line. I’ve read that there are better ways to show schedule status, but I’m also just barely making progress at getting our Manager to move from excel schedules to Project. So I’m trying to take small steps.
Let’s say I plan a machine builders design phase to run from Jan 1 through Feb 28. I can schedule all of the tasks and milestones that we need to track on the working level as subtasks of Design. But then to report out to Upper Management, I just roll the whole schedule up so all the see is the duration and timing of the whole phase.
When looking at the schedule on Dec 31, if none of the tasks have been started early the progress line will be straight because the first task should start tomorrow. When I come into work tomorrow and open the schedule, the Progress line shows each task as not started yet (to the left), but the line is drawn at the end (to the right) of the Design phase on the summary line. Once I enter in any progress on the first task, the progress line then moves to match it. Maybe it’s just another graphical glitch in Project 2016. But, I wonder if there’s a way to correct it.