After stakeholders approve the project plan, it's important to save that plan, which is known as the baseline. It's the measuring stick you use to compare actual progress to what you planned. Learn to baseline your schedule in order to track progress and cost.
- After stakeholders approve the project plan,…it's important to save that plan,…which is known as the baseline.…That's because it's the measuring stick you use…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 baseline files, depending on the type of file.…
If you're trying to save documents like specifications…or requirements, you can store the original versions…in a designated baseline folder.…Then, if something 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 approved values…like start and finish dates, task duration,…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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