Discover how to define a baseline for a project plan.
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- [Voiceover] Once the stakeholders…have approved the project plan,…it's time to define your project baseline.…The baseline is a collection of the…approved project documents that you want to control…with your change management process.…Documents, requirements, spreadsheets,…budgets, schedule, and so on.…The baseline is important because you compare…project performance to the baseline…to see how the project's doing.…Because the plan baseline is controlled…by the change management process, any changes…to baseline documents show up as change requests.…
How you define the baseline depends on what you're defining.…First, save the baseline version of plan documents.…Then, if something changes, you flag those changes…in a revision of the corresponding baseline document.…Second, baseline the values in your project schedule.…Project scheduling programs typically provide…a feature for saving a baseline.…The baseline includes the approved values for start and…finish dates, task duration, work, cost, and so on.…
As you record your progress or make changes to…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
How to develop requirements4m 19s
4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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