As we work on our projects we often find it necessary to be able to track how the project is going. In the best case scenario we would be able to input exactly how tasks occur, letting us see how it may affect other tasks in the project. In FastTrack Schedule 10 we can easily track progress on any single task, and when using dependencies, the program will automatically show us how these changes will affect other tasks down the line.
In FastTrack Schedule 10 there are 3 levels of Progress Tracking. The first level is Scheduled Dates, this is where we enter in the original plan for the schedule or how we expect the project to occur. When working with Schedule Dates we enter this information into the Duration, Start Date, and Finish Date columns. As we do this a basic schedule is created and displayed in our Timeline Graph.
After you have planned your project you always have the option of making changes to the original dates and durations you just entered. When doing this, however, we will not be able to see how the project has changed from what was originally scheduled. In order to track how the project was originally scheduled versus how it is now scheduled we can use Revised Dates. Revised Dates allow you to make changes to the plan before progress has started, to see how these changes will affect the flow of the project. The best place to work with the Revised Dates is the Tracking Layout.