Final

Use this field to override (plug) projected final amounts.

If using the ManDays option (last line), the value entered here will be multiplied by the Hrs/ManDay (shown above the entry grid) to determine the final hours. For example, if Hrs/ManDay is set to ‘8’, and you change the final man-days from ‘100’ to ‘130’, the remaining hours will be increased to 1040 (130 x 8). All other man-day and hours values (i.e. over/under and remaining) are recalculated accordingly.

Once you plug a value, all other values on that line (as well as all lines below it) will be recalculated by the system. When you update the line, an asterisk is placed in the P column (upper grid) to indicate plugged amounts, and the line color changes to light yellow. If the Buy Out flag is checked for the phase and the plugged value does not equal the buy out value, the line color changes to blue. If a line’s remaining committed cost plus actual cost exceeds the projected cost, the line color changes to peach (only if using Actual projection method). (Tip: Right clicking the mouse will display an explanation of what the row colors represent.)

Note: The Hours and ManDays lines will be disabled for any cost type that is not tracking hours (defined in JC Cost Types). Also, you can use the Page Down/Page Up keys to plug amounts for remaining phase/cost types without having to select the phase/cost type first. For example, if you select a phase/cost type to work on and enter Final Units, you can then press the Page Down key to enter final units for the next phase/cost type. The cursor will remain in the Final Units field, allowing you to quickly plug amounts for all phase/cost types on the job.  

JC Cost Projections