What is % Complete?
As your project rolls along, % Complete is the best way to communicate how much work has been completed on a task.
When % Complete is updated on a task, TeamGantt automatically updates the percentage of completion for the task group and the overall project in real time. That way you always have a current snapshot of your project's progress.
Updating a task's % Complete
To update a task's % Complete, simply click into the % Complete column, and type in the current percentage of completion:
A darker color will fill in the taskbar to reflect the updated percentage of completion:
Note: Milestones can only be represented as 0% complete (unchecked) or 100% complete (checked).
How is % Complete calculated?
In TeamGantt, % Complete is based on the duration of the tasks in the gantt chart. For example, a 1-day task will have half the weight as a 2-day task. It also factors in the number of tasks in the group or project and the % Complete assigned to each task.
Tasks that haven't been scheduled yet or don't have a due date won't be factored into the % Complete calculation. That's because the system can't appropriately determine the weight of the task in relation to the rest of the project.
Let's take a look at an example.
In the screenshot below, you'll notice that the overall % Complete for this task group is 10%—even though tasks B and C are marked as 100% and 90% done. That's because 2 out of 3 tasks in the group don't have any dates assigned yet. TeamGantt only considers task A as part of the calculation since it's the only one scheduled on the gantt chart.
It's also important to note that the % Complete calculation doesn't take a task's estimated hours or checklist items into account.
Want to request a progress (% Complete) update from your team? Click here to learn how.
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