The Planned vs Actual view shows a bar-chart timeline of each pipeline stage versus your plan and the percentage complete of each stage to show where you are on your milestones. This view also shows the total time spent per stage and the time spent in automated versus manual activities. To access this view, select the Planned vs actual tab. Following is an example:
Select the end point of an actual progress bar for a pipeline stage to view key details. For example:
You can customize the color in which a new stage displays in the Planned vs actual view by selecting the Assign Color button in the pipeline stage details dialog box as in the following screenshot and then choosing a color from the palette that displays.
You can also change the color coding for an existing stage.
To change the color coding:
Select the button in the stage, and then select Details. The Details dialog for the stage displays.
Select Assign Color. The color palette dialog displays.
Select a color, and then select OK to save your change.
You can optionally create custom colors and add them to the Custom colors palette for later selection via the Add to Custom Colors button.