How Project Percent Complete is Calculated
There are many different variables that influence the calculation of "completion". Roadmap offers 3 automated calculations, in addition to manual tracking.
Go to Account Settings > Projects to choose among the 4 calculation methods.
Weighted Percent Complete Methods
- Duration completed is based on elapsed forecasted time and does not take into consideration whether or not the work item is completed. It is calculated at midnight.
- Work completed is based on elapsed forecasted time for completed work items. It is calculated in real-time.
Important Rules for Weighted Percent Complete Methods
- Resource assignments are optional BUT estimates are required.
- If no estimates exist, percent complete equals 0%. IF estimates exist, percent complete is based on work items with estimates. For example, if a project has 10 work items and only 1 work item has an estimate, percent complete is based on that 1 work item.
- Overall project-level forecasting is always calculated using duration completed method.
Below are some examples to compare and contrast duration- and work-completed methods.
Simple looks at the number of completed milestones / to-dos vs. uncompleted. For example, suppose you have 3 milestones and 7 to-dos for a total of 10 work items. If 5 of work items are complete, the project is 50% complete.
Manual allows users to drag-and-drop the % complete on the Project 360 page (A) or from the Projects Tab > % Complete