Once the [anchor]data date[/anchor] has been set and a target has been captured, actual dates and durations can be entered (also known as “statusing”). In NetPoint, actual dates and durations are one in the same with planned dates and planned durations. As a result, statusing individual activities is best done graphically on the canvas. However, if multiple activities haven’t yet started, they can be delayed to the data date as a group automatically. In addition, percent of work completed can be entered using the Estimated Complete field. Instructions for each are provided below.
NOTE: Dates and durations can also be statused graphically using the Gestural Interface or numerically through an object’s property window. For more info, see [bookmark postid=”8993″ anchor=”devices”]Fine-Tuning/Gestural Controls[/bookmark].
NOTE: If an attempt is made to slide an activity to the data date but that activity has any successors that have already been actualized (i.e. blocking objects), the activity will only jump to the blocking objects. A notification will appear and the blocking objects will be spotlighted in yellow until the user makes a change on the canvas, such as moving an object. The yellow box can also be cleared by choosing.