Where is actual start date coming from? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a weird situation.

    Project start date – 4/9/12

    Task – start date 8/25/03

    Task – actual date 8/25/03

    Multiple (10) resources assigned to the task. 3 have reported actual hours so far via the timesheet feature. All 3 have actual start date of > 4/12/12. All others have NA under actual start date.

    Where is the task getting its actual start date?

    When I delete the actual start date, I get the Single Entry error message and date revert back to 8/25/03.

    We are using MS Project 2010, Dec CU.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:01 PM


  • I have seen this same problem.  The way I resolved it in MSP 2010 was to use the Move Project function on the Project ribbon to reset the start date.  What I was able to discover in the project was an update had been made with an old date in it and that will anchor the date to an earlier timeframe.  Also try removing your constraints.  If there is an old date on a constraint it could affect this problem as well.

    Ellen Lehnert, MVP, PMP, MCT Training/Consulting/Author ellen@lehnertcs.com, www.lehnertcs.com Author "Managing Projects using MS Project 2010 desktop" courseware, www.MVP-Press.com

    Monday, August 6, 2012 4:30 AM