The Status and % Complete of the Subproject Proxy tasks in the parent project are not always in sync with the Progress and % Complete on the actual subproject. Using the Manual option for % Complete Calculation Method allows the user to have combinations of % Complete and Progress on the Sub-project that would not otherwise be valid based on the relational rules of a regular task. This can cause the Proxy Task's Status to be out of sync with what is really on the Sub Project's Progress.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
Release : 15.9, 15.9.1
Component : CA PPM SAAS PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This is caused by: DE59681
From Clarity 15.9.2 and later versions, if a task is a proxy task we have implemented a change in the business rules logic:
The solution is that the proxy tasks status column will ALWAYS reflect the progress field of the corresponding sub-project. The progress DOES NOT stay in sync with the % Complete entered on the sub-project, i.e., if the % Complete is set to 0 the progress DOES NOT change to Not Started. The progress can be set independently of the % Complete, which gets the Clarity business rules around sub-project proxy tasks aligned with the business rules OWB/XOG/MSP use.