As Adam says, the Excel-Dynamo-Revit solution can:
"effectively give me a week by week view of what the precast yard will look like based on the updated Revit data, installation dates, actual to date and the pre-cast managers forecasting all in one. Plus I would be able to tag and print out if required the information!"
"example of using Dynamo to update Revit and excel at the same time and push the updated values back into Revit objects"
And one final Dynamo tip from his post:
Due to the lack of nodes, familiarity and examples in 7.1 I ended up ditching it and jumping back to 0.6.3 which had alot more examples including both the Solar Optimizer and nodes I thought I needed for input/out of excel files that were not in 7.1.