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Safford Black
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Hi Jorge,

Percent complete doesn’t always translate to progress-in-time in Microsoft Project, especially as it relates to summary tasks. Depending on how work is scheduled and how resources are assigned/loaded, the percent complete value can look very skewed if treated as a day-for-day progress indicator. Of course, when things are skewed to look ahead of schedule, no one complains, but when you appear to behind schedule, you probably have to answer some difficult questions.

We had a similar thread on our support forum about a year ago, which I am including for your reference.

<a href=”http://www.chroniclegraphics.com/community/forums/discussion/comment/265#Comment_265″>Percent Complete with Nested Summary Tasks in MS Project</A>

This may help provide some clarity on why percent complete looks off on summary tasks, and how to remedy it somewhat in your data.

For presentation purposes (e.g. with OnePager Pro) there are graphical ways to overcome the discrepancy. I’m not sure if you need to represent progress graphically, or just as a text value. If the latter, a custom formula might also do the trick.

Hope this gives you some ideas!

-Safford Black

Chronicle Graphics