Creating a Baseline

A baseline is a snapshot of the original project plan. You may use a baseline to compare a planned project with actual progress.

Creating a Baseline

Create a baseline when you have:

  1. Broken down the project into smaller activities of suitable size (not too detailed).
  2. Assigned all leaves in the activity breakdown.
  3. Estimated all activities. Parent activities will be summarized automatically when estimating the leaves.
  4. Added all dependencies.
  5. Calculated start and end dates using the Replan function.

Select the project you would like to create a baseline from and click the Baseline menu button.

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A baseline is created and added below with todays date added to the project title.

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Note that you may create any number of baselines but only the last one created is referenced by the baseline fields in a View.