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Reschedule incomplete work

During the course of a project, work might occasionally be interrupted for a specific task or for the entire project. If this happens, you can have Project reschedule the remaining work to restart after the date you specify.

When you reschedule incomplete work, you specify the date after which work can resume—the rescheduled date. You reschedule incomplete work in the Update Project dialog box.

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Use the Update Project dialog box to reschedule incomplete work

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Here is how Project handles tasks in relation to the rescheduled date:

  • If the task does not have any actual work recorded for it prior to the rescheduled date and does not have a constraint applied, the entire task is rescheduled to begin after that date.

  • If the task has some actual work recorded prior to the rescheduled date but none after it, the task is split so that all remaining work starts after the rescheduled date. The actual work is not affected.

  • If the task has some actual work recorded for it prior to, and after, the rescheduled date, the task is not affected.

To reschedule incomplete work

  1. To reschedule work just for specific tasks, select those tasks first.

  2. On the Project tab, in the Status group, click Update Project to open the Update Project dialog box.

  3. Select Reschedule uncompleted work to start after, and in the date box, enter or select the date you want.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Click Selected Tasks to reschedule work just for the selected tasks.

    • Click Entire Project to reschedule work for the entire project.

  5. Click OK.