At any time in the planning or execution of a project, you and other project stakeholders will want to know how long the project is expected to take. You don’t directly enter a total project duration or finish date in a plan, and you don’t need to. Project calculates these values vased on the task durations, dependencies, project calendar adjustments, and many other factors you have recorded in a plan.

This topic will provide various methods to determine a plan’s duration and Finish Date including using the Timeline, the project summary task, as well as Project Statistics.