1. Project Management
  2. Plan vs Reality

Planned Start Date vs Actual Start Date


Measures the deviation between the planned start date of a task or project and its actual commencement. Such deviations can influence subsequent tasks and overall project timelines, making it essential to monitor.


Deviation = Actual start date - Planned start date


If a task was planned to start on January 1st but actually began on January 3rd, the deviation is 2 days.