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    Cancelled Task (Project 2000)


    A task in my project has been cancelled, and I'm not sure what to do in Project to reflect it got cancelled. I put 0% completed in the Task information box. I'm doing Earned Value with Project, BCWS is showing $10K, BCWP=$0, ACWP=$0, I need to get BCWS to show $0. <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

    Also, In some of my project files my summary tasks don't total my subtasks correctly? Why?? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Super Moderator WebGenii's Avatar
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    Re: Cancelled Task (Project 2000)

    You don't want to delete the task? Why would it be useful to hang on to cancelled tasks - I'm curious. Have you taken away all resources assigned to the task?

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    Silver Lounger GARYPSWANSON's Avatar
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    Re: Cancelled Task (Project 2000)

    You indicate that your task has been cancelled. Has any work be completed on the task before it was cancelled? If so, try the following:

    Lets say your task has a value of 10,000 over 5 months or 2,000 per month and your task was cancelled after month 1. Thus you will only take credit via EVMS for the first month. Break the task into two tasks. Set the first task to a budget value of 2,000 and set it to 100% complete. If you must maintain the second task, set it with a zero budget. You can then set the % complete to 100% on this task as well although in the EVMS world this is silly. Update your baseline for these two tasks.

    On the other hand, to get your BCWS to equal zero either the budget needs to be zero or the work must be slid such that you never take credit on it and your baseline must reflect this as well.

    Could you provide additional data on the summary tasks not adding?

    Good Luck

    (It's been a while!)

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