In Comindware Project, tracking projects is done by reading the unattended real-time Gantt chart that automatically shifts all undone work to the future, thus reflecting the real run of things and preventing project managers from being over-optimistic about it.
|•||All uncompleted tasks (including dependent ones) are rescheduled for the future. Therefore the plan always shows the actual state of the project.|
|•||If a project is going to miss the deadline, the manager can see this in the plan and reschedule it if necessary.|
|•||The task traces help you track the task progress in terms of difference between the estimated and logged time. A task leaves a trace only if somebody (usually its assignee or manager) logs time on it.|