Use this field to override (plug) projected remaining 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 remaining hours. For example, if Hrs/ManDay is set to ‘8’, and you change the remaining man-days from ‘10’ to ‘15’, the remaining hours will be increased to 120 (15 x 8). All other man-day and hours values (i.e. over/under and final) are recalculated accordingly.
Once you plug a value, all other values on that line (as well as the 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.)
Click this button to have the system automatically set the Remaining U/C for this phase/cost type to the current estimated or actual unit cost based on how you set the Select Which Unit Cost to Use for Remaining option selected in JC Company Parameters (Projections tab). If you selected ‘E-Current Estimate’, the system sets the Remaining U/C column equal to the Current Est’d U/C column. If you selected ‘A-Actual’, the system sets the Remaining U/C column equal to the Actual U/C column.