Microsoft KB Archive/44658
Fractional Percentage Completion Is Rounded
PSS ID Number: Q44658 Article last modified on 10-20-1995
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|The information in this article applies to:|
|- Microsoft Project for Windows, versions 1.0, 3.0, 3.0a, 4.0 - Microsoft Project for the Macintosh, versions 1.1, 3.0, 4.0|
Microsoft Project for Windows and Macintosh does not use fractional percentage complete values (e.g. 54.29 percent). Therefore, all calculations that are based on the percentage completion of a task will use a percent complete number that has been rounded off to the nearest integer.
If you are working with a task with a starting date of 6/5/89 8:00 AM and a current date of 6/5/89 8:00 AM and a single resource that has a standard rate of $10/d and has a duration of 5d, percentage complete on 6/5/89 5:00 PM will be calculated as 54 percent. This rounding will show in slight discrepancies in cost information. If you copy the scheduled information to the plan (Options, Set Plan) and then apply the Earned Value table, the BCWS (Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled) will be $27.00, not $27.14, as expected. This rounding is inherent in the design of Project and will only affect calculated values, such as Earned Value.
For more information on how BCWS is calculated, query “BCWS Calculation” (without the quotation marks).
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