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Understanding the Planned Completion Date of a Project

The Planned Completion Date can be set manually or automatically. If you do not manually set the Planned Completion Date, Workfront calculates it and sets it automatically.

Understanding How The Planned Completion Date Is Calculated

If you do not manually set the Planned Completion Date, Workfront sets it automatically.

When set automatically, the Planned Completion Date is determined based on the following calculation: 

Planned Start Date + Duration

For example, if your task has a start date of September 16 and a duration of 10 days, the Planned Completion Date is September 26.

NOTE: The Update Type for the project must also be set to 'Automatic and On Change' or 'Automatically' in order for the Planned Hours and Duration to be automatically adjusted. For more information about the Update Type, see "Project Update Type."

Manually Setting The Planned Completion Date

You manually set the Planned Completion Date when creating a task, as described in"Creating Tasks in a Project."

You can manually choose the Planned Completion Date when any of the Task Constraints described in the following table are selected. 

When you manually change the Planned Completion Date, either the Planned Start Date or the Duration is adjusted, depending on the Task Constraint that is selected.

Task Constraint Type

Effect of Manually Changing the Planned Completion Date

Must Finish On

Finish No Later Than

Finish No Earlier Than

The Planned Start Date is adjusted in order to keep the Duration the same.

Fixed Dates

The Duration is adjusted in order to keep the Planned Start Date the same.