CHAPTER 7

Tracking Project

Objectives

On completion of this chapter, you should be able to

  1. Understand how to set a baseline
  2. Understand how to set the status date and the current date
  3. Understand how to record progress of various tasks during project execution
  4. Understand what is meant by earned value (EV)
  5. Understand how MS-Project can be used to compute the EV metrics

In previous chapters, we discussed the use of Microsoft Project Professional, for project planning. Many a professional and organization limit the use of the software just for that. However, MS-Project can also be used to update the progress made. This is very important, considering that this will help us use MS-Project throughout the project life cycle. After updating the tasks ...

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