Progress methods define how the % Complete, Earned Hours, and Earned Cost will be calculated. They must be established for any object with associated budget line items or production actuals. They can only be established for an object with an assigned Cost Control Level. To calculate earned value, a subset of progress methods (Apportioned Effort, Physical % Complete, Progress Package, Weighted Milestones, and Weighted Quantity) require additional set up before earned value is calculated. Progress methods may be updated manually or imported.