New Field in Wrike to Measure Planned vs. Actual Progress

We are seeking the addition of a new field in our project management tool, to enhance our ability to track and compare planned progress against actual progress.

This feature is critical for ensuring we meet our project deadlines and objectives, and for continually refining our project management processes.📌

Planned Progress Field:

  • Purpose: To track progress according to the initial project plan.
  • Functionality: This field should display the percentage of work that should have been completed by a specific date based on the planned timeline.
  • The fields should be easily accessible and updateable within the Wrike interface.
  • The system should allow for reporting and visualization of the planned vs. actual progress data.

Objectives:

  • Identify discrepancies between planned and actual progress (current Progress field)
  • Enable timely corrective actions for significant deviations.
  • Improve project management practices through analysis of past project data.

Benefits:

  • Enhanced visibility into project performance.
  • Better alignment with project timelines and objectives.
  • Improved decision-making based on accurate progress tracking.

 

 

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Welcome to the forums Daniela Carvajal, huge thanks for such a detailed suggestion, this is a very interesting case! I'll now send it to our Product team 👍 

Please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with! 

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This is a very good suggestion.

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It would be great to have that new attribute
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This is similar to an SPI/schedule performance index, which they talk about on the Wrike website but I haven't figured out a great way to actually do in Wrike. It'd be great to have any form of planned vs actual tracking. It's been requested many times over the years with over 245 posts mentioning "planned vs. actual" but has not been a feature they've implemented. The posted workaround suggests adding custom fields for Planned Start and Planned Finish. Why? You have to have every date documented in the project file or how else would you generate snapshots from project history? I believe original start/finish dates are also in the data mapping too so I don't know. Wrike is one of my favorite project management systems out there but they obviously don't want their product to have this feature for some reason, which they should just say why instead of 'we'll look into that' on every post for the last few years. 

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Hi folks, we appreciate your feedback! Please rest assured we send it to the responsible team internally. We'll let you know if we have any news/updates. 

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Hi Li Li! Thank you so much for your response! We appreciate your help.

Could you please let me know when we might receive an update from the responsible team regarding this requirement? Your assistance means a lot to us.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi everyone ✋  ! 

Are there any updates on this request?

Thanks in advance 😄

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Hi Rosendo Espinosa, thank you for chiming in 👍 I'm afraid that at the moment we don't have updates to share about this suggestion, however, we will keep you informed if anything changes 🙂

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Hi Juan, we are keeping a close eye on any changes regarding this matter 😀

Best Regards !

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