One can add progress lines to the Gantt view using Tools -> Tracking -> Progress Lines… option. What is the relevance of such progress line and what do they reveal about current project. This is common query which participants raise wrt Progress lines.
Progress Line – what are they:
To update Current Progress MS Project support “Progress Lines” that connects work in-progress. Peaks towards left represent work behind schedule and right peaks work ahead of schedule.
One can display multiple progress lines for multiple dates in your project. Using Repeated display option one can also display progress lines relative to your actual plan or to a saved baseline plan.
There’s no facility in PWA 2007 or PWA 2010 to display progress lines.
Viewing Current Progress:
Using MS Project one can create Progress line with following steps:
1. Choose Tools, Tracking – Progress lines to open the Progress Lines Dialog box.
2. Select the Always Display Current Progress line checkbox.
3. Click At Project Status Date or At Current Date to indicate where you want the project lines to appear.
4. Click OK to close the dialog box and apply the project lines.
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