Understanding Actual and Planned Progress in Fonn

Dominika Alexander
Dominika Alexander
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Efficient project management relies on tracking and managing progress effectively. In Fonn progress tracking is simplified through a combination of actual and planned progress.

Fonn simplifies project management by combining actual and planned progress tracking. By comparing your actual progress to your planned progress, you can quickly identify if you are ahead or behind schedule. Furthermore, Fonn's weighted progress feature ensures that tasks with greater time commitments have a more significant impact on the overall project progress.

Incorporating these tools into your project management process will help you stay on top of your projects, make informed decisions, and keep your team aligned with project goals. Understanding how to use actual and planned progress in Fonn is a valuable skill that can improve your project management and ultimately lead to more successful outcomes.

Actual Progress in Fonn

In Fonn, tracking actual progress is straightforward. The system aggregates the actual progress of all underlying items within a main chapter, providing a clear overview of the project's status. Each underlying item is color-coded: gray for open tasks, green for completed tasks, yellow for in-progress tasks, and blue for verified tasks. The actual progress for each item is expressed as a percentage.

For instance, if you have a main chapter called "Phase One" with two underlying items, and the actual progress for the first item is 20% while the second is 0%, Fonn will automatically aggregate these numbers and display the actual project progress for Phase One as 10%.

Planned Progress in Fonn

Planned progress is equally important in project management. It allows you to compare your actual progress with your planned progress to determine if you are on schedule or falling behind. To calculate planned progress in Fonn, you need to define a plan start date and a due date for each underlying item.

For example, if you set the plan start date as November 1st and the due date as November 10th, Fonn calculates the planned progress based on the number of business days within this timeframe. Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) are not counted toward planned progress.

Suppose you have eight business days in your timeframe, and today is November 6th. You've worked for three days, and considering only business days, this gives you a planned progress of 37.5%. This calculation is done by taking the number of days worked divided by the total number of planned days and then multiplying by 100.

Weighted Progress in Fonn

In Fonn, underlying items are weighted based on the time planned for each task. If one task is estimated to take 100 hours and another only 10 hours, the system takes these weights into account when calculating the overall progress.

For instance, if a 100-hour task is 20% complete and a 10-hour task is 0% complete, the overall progress will be skewed towards the 100-hour task, making it more impactful in the calculation. This way, Fonn provides a more accurate representation of your project's overall progress, considering the effort required for each task.





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