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.
Data Type Duration (duration: The total span of active working time that is required to complete a task. This is generally the amount of working time from the start to finish of a task, as defined by the project and resource calendar.)
Remaining Cumulative Work (task-timephased field).
Remaining Cumulative Work (resource-timephased field)
Entry Type Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)
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.
Remaining Cumulative Work (assignment-timephased field)
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