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How do I mark tasks as complete in Microsoft Project?

To close a project, it is best practice to mark all tasks as 100%  complete in the plan, publish the plan with all tasks marked 100%, update the Resource Plan so resources are not committed in future periods, change project state to (3) Closed, and update any other applicable fields on the project form (ex: status, lessons learned, etc.). This article covers the steps involved in marking tasks as complete in Microsoft Project in order to close a project.

1. Update Tasks

Update Tasks
  1. Select the project name.
  2. Select the Edit Plan option on the ribbon.

1.1. Select the Planner

Select the Planner
  • Select the Microsoft Project option.

1.2. Mark Tasks as Complete

Mark Tasks as Complete
  • Mark each task as complete (100%).

1.3. Publish

Publish
  • Click the Publish option under the Publisher tab. Close Microsoft Project.

2. Update Resource Plan

Update Resource Plan
  1. Select the project name.
  2. Select the Edit Resource Plan option.

2.1. Update the Resource Plan

Update the Resource Plan
  1. Update the resource periods by removing any future committed periods.
  2. Save.
  3. Close the resource plan.

3. Update Project Details

Update Project Details
  1. Select the project name.
  2. Select the Edit Item option.

3.1. Update the State and Lifecycle

Update the State and Lifecycle
  1. Update the State to Closed.
  2. Update the Lifecycle Stage to Closed.

3.2. Verify / Update Scheduling Method

Verify / Update Scheduling Method
  • Verify the Project Update option is Schedule Driven.
  • Save.
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