I have the following situation in our Project Server 2010 env:
Task A (Fixed Duration and Effort Drivin on) assigned to Res A (70%) and Res B (30%). Task has a 5 days duration. Both Res A and B using Standard Calendar. Task Start Date is 4/2/2012 and End Date is 4/6/2012
In PWA, Res A updated his task % completed to 50% and changed the Task Finish Date to date value eariler than 4/6/2012. While Res B has not update anything in PWA.
In PWA, PM views the “Preview Updates” via the approval center, the entries is still showing 0% for % Completed and Finish Date remains unchange – 4/6/2012. PM Approves the update.
In Project client, PM opens the plan the % Completed is still %. However, if PM change the view to Task Usage, he sees % Work Completed for Res A is showing 50%, but Task’s % Completed is still 0%. Res B % Work Completed is still 0 since he has not started on the task.
If both Res A and Res B update the task with % of Completed in PWA, the overall task % Completed will display the lower % Completed value once PM accepts the updates via PWA.
Question – Should the % Completed shows the aggregated % Work Completed by both resources?
Hope this makes sense. Help please.
Good explanation of the issue. The first thing to note is that % Complete for the task is not an aggregate of % Work Complete. You also have a % Work Complete for the task which should” be the correct aggregate (assuming both assignments have the same amount of work). % Complete is a percent of actual/remaining time/duration, and % Work Complete is a percent of actual/remaining work.
There still seems to be an issue with % Complete if a resource has any amount of actual work. % Complete should show some amount of completion, even if it doesn’t show a true aggregate of work complete. That may be a bug. I do know that 2010 still has its share of bugs. Have you updated to SP1? That might help.
Hope that helps…
We are on SP1 with June 2011 CU in our PS 2010 environment. I agreed with you that % COMPLETED should at least have some values since resouces did report progress even if just one of them. The odd part was that if RES A puts 50% and RES B puts 30, then the % COMPLETED will take the lower value. % Work Completed is showing the correct aggregate in my case.
I will try this out with FIXED WORK and FIXED UNIT typed tasks too. Once I completed my testing, I will post to the community on my findings.