Track Project Durations from Creation to Closeout
I'm curious if there is a way to track project delays and/or timeliness between when a project plan is first made to when a task completes.
We typically go through a period of project analysis before we create a fully detail project plan and actually begin work on the various tasks. The initial creation of this project plan includes dates and task durations. This is where I want to record the "Start" dates. However, these dates and durations never match the reality of a project duration. In some cases a task might be started earlier or finish later than anticipated. At the end, dates and durations have changed throughout the project and no longer match what the initial project plan was.
Is there a way for me to track these differences? I recognize that I can simply record the dates for each task after plan creation and then compare the end results, but I'm looking for a more automated solution. Its also VERY helpful in the middle of a project to know how many days you might be behind schedule.
Is Smartsheet capable of automating this?