Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting a baseline, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Now that we've made several changes…in our Microsoft Project file, and we may make more,…we might want to see views that show us…that variance as we continue forward.…So I'm going to go to my task ribbon,…and under the drop down where it says Gantt Chart,…I'm going to select a view called the Tracking Gantt view.…You may need to zoom out,…using on the lower right-hand corner,…the slider.…So I'll click that once…so that I can get timescale zoomed out.…I may also want to size columns if I've got # signs in them…by double-clicking on the right-hand side…of the column header.…
And this will, again, autosize…that particular column.…Now, I would like to save this baseline…or a snapshot of my current project.…So I've chosen the Tracking Gantt view because it displays…a visible, smaller, critical path…on a bar style and will allow for us to see…the baseline, simultaneously,…along with the current schedule.…So I'm going to go to the project ribbon…and on the project ribbon, I can then select Set Baseline…and again, Set Baseline.…
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- Managing auto-scheduled tasks
- Checking task links
- Adding lag and buffers
- Fixing an incomplete critical path
- Setting a baseline
- Using lead and lag times
- Fast-tracking and crashing tasks
- Adding resources
- Executing the schedule