How to recover EVM computations when the plan gets corrupted? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!


    Sometimes after doing a lot of changes in the project plan (several do-undo-redo baselining-overwriting etc) the plan gets corrupted and the Earned Value Management computations may not work as expected.

    When that happens does anyone know any trick/workaround to bring the plan to work as usual?




    Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:09 PM


  • Ricardo,

    Normal file editing should not cause file corruption. Nonetheless, if your file does get corrupted, go to the MVP website at, http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm, and take a look at FAQ 43 - handling project file corruptions and/or bloat. Please note that method 2 no longer applies for Project versions 2007 and later. Also be aware that using all methods except method 1 will cause you to lose all custom formatting (i.e. views, table, calendars, etc.). You can recover those by first using the Organizer to copy those to a new blank file and then again using the Organizer to transfer them to your new cleaned up file. Be careful though, those custom items may be corrupt.

    Hope this helps.


    Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:15 PM