summary bar % - planned vs actual

```I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars - works
great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it does
it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two do
not correlate.

Thanks in anticipation.

Andrew
```
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1/11/2010 11:22:01 AM
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```Andrew,

I don't have any magic formula or macros to contribute to you; however
I'm curious why you want to do this when the computations for this and a
way to measure progress is already provided in Project?  What's the gap?

--rms

www.rmschneider.com

On 11/01/10 11:22, Andrew wrote:
> I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars - works
> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it does
> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two do
> not correlate.
>
> Thanks in anticipation.
>
> Andrew
```
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Rob
1/11/2010 11:41:45 AM
```For a summary task Project totals the actual duration worked for the various
subtasks and divides by the total of the individual subtask durations.  This
give the summary % complete.  To compute the summary "worked through" date,
it subtracts summary % complete from 100% to get summary percent remaining.
This is multiplied by summary duration to get summary remaining duration.
That amount is subtracted from the summary finish date to get summary worked
through date.

--
Steve House
MS Project Trainer & Consultant

"Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars - works
> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it
> does
> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two do
> not correlate.
>
> Thanks in anticipation.
>
> Andrew

```
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Steve
1/11/2010 5:53:42 PM
```Please visit my blog and download the white paper on "What Percent Complete
Should I Be?"

--

Jim Aksel, MVP

http://www.msprojectblog.com

"Andrew" wrote:

> I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars - works
> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it does
> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two do
> not correlate.
>
> Thanks in anticipation.
>
> Andrew
```
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Utf
1/11/2010 8:28:01 PM
```Rob, Steve & Jim

Firstly thankyou for taking the time to reply.

Rob - the problem occurs when I am trying to establish the planned part for
summary bars only. I work for a construction company, our site teams and my
Directors want to know on a high level basis a comparison of where we should
be to where we are on a % basis. I am unaware of any function inbuilt within
MSP that will do this hence the need for a macro - only it just does not work
on Summary bars as MSP works out the actual % complete in a different way and
I have been unable to replicate it.

Steve - I understand how MSP does this, but I am unable to replicate the
mechanism in a macro.

very much for that as it explains the mechanisms used very well - tried all
the formulas and managed to get the summary bar % to work. Not sure about the
minutes per day though. Thank you all for your advice & help

Andrew

"Jim Aksel" wrote:

> Should I Be?"
>
> --
>
> Jim Aksel, MVP
>
> http://www.msprojectblog.com
>
>
>
> "Andrew" wrote:
>
> > I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars - works
> > great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
> > straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
> > method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it does
> > it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
> > formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two do
> > not correlate.
> >
> > Thanks in anticipation.
> >
> > Andrew
```
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Utf
1/18/2010 3:19:02 PM
```I need to calculate planned % complete so that I can work out the SPI as we
do not monitor cost on this project. What is the formula you use for the
individual bars?

Nick

"Andrew" wrote:

> I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars - works
> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it does
> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two do
> not correlate.
>
> Thanks in anticipation.
>
> Andrew
```
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Utf
1/22/2010 2:16:07 PM
```If you do not monitor costs, set all resource standard and overtime rates to
\$1.  Set the currency format to have no dollar sign.  Now you can use the
built-in conventional earned value tools, including SPI, but with them based
on man-hours instead of dollars.  "Planned % Complete" doesn't really tell
you much.
--
Steve House
MS Project Trainer & Consultant

"Nick Boot-Handford" <Nick Boot-Handford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:76F031A7-5646-47D4-B191-BA2FB82865B3@microsoft.com...
>I need to calculate planned % complete so that I can work out the SPI as we
> do not monitor cost on this project. What is the formula you use for the
> individual bars?
>
> Nick
>
> "Andrew" wrote:
>
>> I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars -
>> works
>> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
>> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
>> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it
>> does
>> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
>> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two
>> do
>> not correlate.
>>
>> Thanks in anticipation.
>>
>> Andrew

```
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Steve
1/22/2010 11:54:01 PM
```So how do you set the resource rates?

"Steve House" wrote:

> If you do not monitor costs, set all resource standard and overtime rates to
> \$1.  Set the currency format to have no dollar sign.  Now you can use the
> built-in conventional earned value tools, including SPI, but with them based
> on man-hours instead of dollars.  "Planned % Complete" doesn't really tell
> you much.
> --
> Steve House
> MS Project Trainer & Consultant
>
>
>
> "Nick Boot-Handford" <Nick Boot-Handford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:76F031A7-5646-47D4-B191-BA2FB82865B3@microsoft.com...
> >I need to calculate planned % complete so that I can work out the SPI as we
> > do not monitor cost on this project. What is the formula you use for the
> > individual bars?
> >
> > Nick
> >
> > "Andrew" wrote:
> >
> >> I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars -
> >> works
> >> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
> >> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
> >> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it
> >> does
> >> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
> >> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two
> >> do
> >> not correlate.
> >>
> >> Thanks in anticipation.
> >>
> >> Andrew
>
> .
>
```
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Utf
1/25/2010 3:01:01 PM
```In the Resource Sheet.

--rms

www.rmschneider.com

On 25/01/10 15:01, Nick Boot-Handford wrote:
> So how do you set the resource rates?
>
> "Steve House" wrote:
>
>> If you do not monitor costs, set all resource standard and overtime rates to
>> \$1.  Set the currency format to have no dollar sign.  Now you can use the
>> built-in conventional earned value tools, including SPI, but with them based
>> on man-hours instead of dollars.  "Planned % Complete" doesn't really tell
>> you much.
>> --
>> Steve House
>> MS Project Trainer&  Consultant
>>
>>
>>
>> "Nick Boot-Handford"<Nick Boot-Handford@discussions.microsoft.com>  wrote in
>> message news:76F031A7-5646-47D4-B191-BA2FB82865B3@microsoft.com...
>>> I need to calculate planned % complete so that I can work out the SPI as we
>>> do not monitor cost on this project. What is the formula you use for the
>>> individual bars?
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>> "Andrew" wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have a formula which works out the planned % for individual bars -
>>>> works
>>>> great. The problem I have is with the summary bars. My formula works in a
>>>> straight line ie 2 days out of 10 = 20%. I know that MSP uses a different
>>>> method to calculate the actual % of summary bars - I understand how it
>>>> does
>>>> it, what I was hoping for is there somebody out there that could issue a
>>>> formula (via a macro) that copies that method, as at the moment the two
>>>> do
>>>> not correlate.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in anticipation.
>>>>
>>>> Andrew
>>
>> .
>>
```
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Rob
1/25/2010 3:07:01 PM

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