Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting a baseline, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Once your project plan is approved,…you're almost ready to start work.…Your first step is to set a baseline in project.…That way, you can compare what you've planned…to what actually happens.…To set a baseline, you'd go to the Project tab.…In the Schedule section, click the big Set Baseline button…and on the drop-down menu, choose Set Baseline.…When the Set Baseline dialog box opens up,…the options are already set the way you want.…In this case, it's selected Baseline…and we're going to just use that one for the time being.…
We've never saved a baseline before,…so we want to baseline the entire project.…That's why the Entire project option is just what we want.…So go ahead and click OK.…Now let's go back and click that button again…and choose Set Baseline.…When the dialog box opens up this time,…there's a date after the Baseline.…That's your clue that you've saved that baseline already.…Now it turns out that you can save up to 11 baselines.…You can use the additional baselines…for big changes to your project,…
Taught by expert project manager Bonnie Biafore, this course first shows how to create a resource plan to see if a project is feasible given the available resources. Then learn how to schedule project resources, assign them to tasks, check for overallocations, and resolve issues with techniques like substituting resources and extending and delaying tasks. Once the plan is established and work is ready to start, Bonnie shows how to execute the schedule by setting a baseline, entering actuals for the project, and recording overtime.
Note: This course was designed in collaboration with author John Riopel.
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- Developing a project resource plan
- Replacing and substituting resources
- Tracking down overallocations
- Assigning contractors to offload work
- Adding resources
- Leveling resources
- Recording project progress
- Assigning overtime