Set Actual Start Date

Set a Task’s Actual Start Date when activity is first recorded. This is particularly useful when using the Planned vs Actual Resource Load views or Roadmap.

Specification: Clarizen Apps

Categories: IT, Professional Services, Project Management

Capabilities: Project Planning, Time Tracking

About This App

Set a Task’s Actual Start Date when activity is first recorded in by %Complete, Actual Effort, Timesheet (Pending Time) or Stopwatch.

This is particularly useful when using the Planned vs Actual Resource Load views or Roadmap.

Note: If changes are made before working hours, the actual start date is set to the end of the previous working day.

This may look unexpected, but it’s necessary, as you wouldn’t be able to complete the work item otherwise.

Workflow Rules (2 workflow rules equivalent)

Rule NameDescription
Set Actual Start DateSet a Task’s Actual Start Date when activity is first recorded in by %Complete, Actual Effort, Timesheet (Pending Time) or Stopwatch. 
Set actual Start Date upon insertion of timesheetSet a Task’s Actual Start Date when a timesheet entry is reported (if the current value of Actual Start Date is empty or later then the reported date)