woensdag 8 september 2010 20:12
Is there a way in Project 2010 to “Track Changes”? (Similar to Excel.) As we are linking our project to TFS if we could track the changes we can monitor the project closely for any slippage.
As it is the finish dates will simply update on refresh and unless you have created a baseline comparison you could potentially cause problems.
woensdag 8 september 2010 20:55ModeratorHave you tried the Tracking View?Mike GlenProject MVPSee http://tinyurl.com/2xbhc for my free Project Tutorials
woensdag 8 september 2010 21:34Moderator
No such thing as 'Track Changes' in Microsoft Project similar to Excel.
You need to save a Baseline (or Interim Plan if you only need Start and Finish dates). You can compare changes using the Tracking Gantt chart (or any table which shows baseline values). Slippage is automatically calculated for you in the different variance fields for 'Baseline' (without a number).
You can also consider creating a macro that updates a baseline to start 'tracking changes'.
I hope this helps,
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woensdag 8 september 2010 22:29EigenaarOn another note and based on your post title, we will provide and Project Server to Team Foundation Server integration in the near future, more info here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chrisfie/archive/2010/08/26/microsoft-project-server-and-team-foundation-server-2010-technical-preview-reminders.aspx
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donderdag 9 september 2010 4:09Moderator
What you might consider if you don't want to do a baseline is using Compare Projects. This would compare the status of 2 projects at any point in time. For example -- at the end of a month copy the project file to July2010. At the end of August you can run the comparison to show the difference between the file at the end of July with the file at the end of August.
Here is a link to keystroke instructions for this process:
http://www.lehnertcs.com/pdfs/200703_ezine.pdf On my website there is also 5 years of tips and trick articles which might be of help to you.
Also -- slippage in MS Project is always considered to be slippage from baseline. Consider setting a baseline even at the task level to help point out slippage to you.