Overbudget Tasks Report

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What does the Overbudget Tasks report? 

The "Overbudget Tasks" report displays the tasks whose costs are greater than their baseline costs.

How do I create Overbudget Tasks report? 

In order to create the Overbudget Tasks report for your plan, go to menu Report - Costs - Overbudget Tasks. 

How do I export the Overbudget Tasks report?

To export the Overbudget Tasks report, go to menu Report - Costs - select the Overbudget Tasks report - click Export - select the exporting format (Excel, Word, XML, PDF or image) and the location where you want to save it and click Save.

What does the “Help” button inside the “Choose Report” dialog do?

The “Help” button inside the “Choose Report” dialog redirects us to the “Custom Reports” article in our Online Help page.

Step by step on how to create Overbudget Tasks report:

1. Open the desired MPP file.

2. Go to menu Report - Costs.

3. Select Overbudget Tasks and click on the Select button.

4. The Overbudget Tasks report is created.


ID - field contains the identifier number that Project automatically assigns to each task or resource as you add them to the project.

Task Name - field contains the name of a task.

Fixed Cost - field shows any non-resource task expense.

Fixed Cost Accrual - field provides choices for how and when fixed costs are to be charged, or accrued, to the cost of a task.

Total Cost - field shows the total scheduled or projected cost for a task, resource, or assignment, based on costs already incurred for work performed by resources assigned to the tasks, in addition to the costs planned for the remaining work.

Baseline cost - field shows the total planned cost for a task, a resource for all assigned tasks, or for work to be performed by a resource on a task.

Variance cost - assignment field shows the difference between the baseline cost and total cost for a task, resource, or assignment.

Actual cost – field shows costs incurred for work already performed by resources on their tasks, together with any other recorded costs associated with the task.

Remaining Cost- field shows the remaining scheduled expense that will be incurred in completing the remaining scheduled work.