Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a baseline to the schedule, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
After the stakeholders approve the project plan, it's important to save that plan. …That version of the project plan is called the baseline. …That's because it's the measuring stick you use once work begins to compare …actual progress to what you planned. Whatever you include in the baseline …should go into your change control process, then when you make changes to …the baseline, they're recorded as change requests.…
A project plan is more than a schedule, so there are several methods you can use …to save a baseline. Depending on the type of files you are …trying to save. If you're trying to save documents like …specifications or requirements, you can store the original versions in a …designated baseline folder. Then, if somethign changes, you can edit …a copy of the baseline document and flag the revisions as change requests. …Saving baseline values for your project schedule is a different story.…
Project scheduling programs usually have a feature for saving a baseline. …When you save a baseline in this way, the program saves the current, that is …
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- Identifying the work that needs to be done
- Adding milestones
- Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
- Assigning resources
- Balancing workloads
- Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
- Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems<br><br>
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Sequencing Tasks
3. Assigning Resources to Tasks
4. Planning to Balance Workloads
5. Optimizing Schedules
6. Managing Schedules
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