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Fixing criteria while Progress Updating

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Shishir Dhatwalia
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Hello there!


I am practicing MS Project 2016 for a construction project in which Activities are as shown in the attached picture.

Here, I have 4 Activities under the "Open Works" summary task. In a construction project, while preparing BoQ, we had kept Excavation of 3 types - Soil, Ordinary Rock, and Hard Rock. In the Execution phase, Activity 5, "Excavation in Soil" was encountered only 50% as planned and the Activity was completed after executing 50% of planned quantity / Duration. How do I show that in the MS Project ?? Is changing the Actual Work in the Resource Usage view the appropriate method ??

Now the next Activity 6, "Excavation in Ordinary Rock" was not encountered at all and the Activity 7 was encountered 100% as planned in the Schedule. What do I do with the Activity 6 now ??? Is Inactivating the Task an appropriate method ?? 

 Here, I want to know about the best possible method which should be adopted by a planner in MS Project.


Rafael Davila
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I am not a MSP user but suggest using baselines even when MSP baseline functionality is notoriously limited it is possible it can do the trick and fulfill your needs.

Good Luck.