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Understanding the Projected Completion Date for Projects, Tasks, and Issues

The Projected Completion Date is a real-time, calculated view of when the project, task, or issue will be completed. When the project, task, or issue is marked as Completed, the Projected Completion Date changes to the date of the Actual Completion Date.

The following sections describe how the Projected Completion Date is determined for projects, tasks, and issues, and how to locate it.

Understanding How the Projected Completion Date Is Determined

The Projected Completion Date is a calculated field, and cannot be manually changed.

The criteria used to determine the Projected Completion Date differs, depending on the object you are viewing:

Projects: The Projected Completion Date for projects equates with the Projected Completion Date of the last date on the project.

Tasks: The Projected Completion Date for tasks is determined based on the following criteria:

  • Progress updates made on the task by the task assignee: Progress updates include changes to percent complete and changes of task status.
  • Predecessors: If there are no delays on predecessor tasks, the Projected Completion Date should match the Planned Completion Date. As delays occur, dependent tasks show a Projected Completion Date greater than the Planned Completion Date.
  • Commit Date: If the task assignee specifies a commit date (as described in "Commit Date"), the Projected Completion Date changes to match the commit date.

Issues: The issue Projected Completion Date is initially set to match the issue Planned Completion Date.
If the issue assignee specifies a commit date (as described in "Commit Date"), both the Projected Completion Date and the Planned Completion Date change to match the commit date.

Viewing the Projected Completion Date

Viewing the Projected Completion Date of a Project

  1. Navigate to the project where you want to view the Projected Completion Date.
  2. Click the Project Details tab.
  3. On the Overview tab, locate the Projected Completion Date field.

Viewing the Projected Completion Date of a Task

  1. Navigate to the task where you want to view the Projected Completion Date.
  2. Click the Task Details tab. 
  3. On the Overview tab, locate the Projected Completion Date field.
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Viewing the Projected Completion Date of an Issue

The Projected Completion Date for issues can be viewed only within an issue report. 

To create an issue report that includes the Projected Completion Date:

  1. Create an issue report, as described in "Creating a Report."
    While adding columns to your report, add the Projected Completion Date field within the Issue object.
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