# Remaining Cumulative Work field

The Remaining Cumulative Work fields contain the remaining amount of time scheduled for all resources (resources: The people, equipment, and material that are used to complete tasks in a project.) assigned to task (task: An activity that has a beginning and an end. Project plans are made up of tasks.), accumulated over time.

There are three categories of Remaining Cumulative Work fields.

How Calculated    The Work field contains the total amount of time scheduled for a task. The Cumulative Work field contains the amount of time scheduled for resources assigned to tasks, accumulated over time. Project calculates remaining cumulative work as follows:

Remaining Cumulative Work = Total Work – Cumulative Work

Best Uses    Add the Remaining Cumulative Work field to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Task Usage view to review remaining cumulative work information for tasks. You can use this information to review how much scheduled work remains to be completed for a task on a given day.

Example    The “Research” task will take 8 hours of work over three days. The scheduled work for the 3 days is 2, 5, and 1. The value in the Remaining Cumulative Work field before day 1 is 8 hours. At day 1, the remaining cumulative work is 6 hours. At day 2, it is 1 hour. At day 3, it is 0 hours..

How Calculated    The Work field contains the total amount of time scheduled for a task. The Cumulative Work field contains the amount of time scheduled for resources assigned to tasks, accumulated over time. Project calculates remaining cumulative work as follows:

Remaining Cumulative Work = Total Work – Cumulative Work

Best Uses    Add the Remaining Cumulative Work field to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Resource Usage view to review remaining cumulative work information for a resource. This allows you to see how much total scheduled work remains to be completed for a resource at a given point in time.

Example    Shawn is assigned to three tasks over three days: “Research,” “Develop,” and “Test.” The total work scheduled for all tasks is 24 hours over 3 days. The scheduled work for the “Research” task over three days is 2, 5, and 1. The scheduled work for the “Develop” task over three days is 3, 5, and 2. The scheduled work for the “Test” task is 1, 1, and 4.

The Remaining Cumulative Work field for Sean before day 1 is 24 hours. The Remaining Cumulative Work field at day 1 is 18 hours. At day 2 it is 7 hours. At day 3, it is 0 hours.

How Calculated    The Work field contains the total amount of time scheduled to complete a task. The Cumulative Work field contains the amount of time scheduled for resources assigned to tasks, accumulated over time. Project calculates remaining cumulative work as follows:

Remaining Cumulative Work = Total Work – Cumulative Work

Best Uses    Add the Remaining Cumulative Work field to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Task Usage view to review information on Remaining Cumulative Work for assignments on specific tasks over a period of time. Add this field to the timephased portion of the Resource Usage view to review information on remaining work over a period of time for assignments to specific resources.

Example    Jane is assigned to 8 hours of work for the "Research" task with a duration of 3 days. The scheduled work for the 3 days is 2, 5, and 1 hours. You add the Remaining Cumulative Work field to the timephased portion of the Task Usage view. The Remaining Cumulative Work field before day 1 is 8 hours. At day 1 it is 6 hours. At day 2, it is 1 hour. And at day 3 it is 0 hours.

Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013