# Project Tracking

• ### Question

• Hi all,

Can a schedule from 15.02.11 to 14.08.12, duration of 547 days tracked as on 15.01.12, have a finish variance of 1389 days?

The above instance is for a schedule of my project. The schedule is tracked based on % complete. I am manually entering the % complete as on the status date. For me to report % complete is the percentage of quantity of that task being completed as on the status date.

Earlier the same schedule tracked a fortnight ago had a finish variance of 153 days as on 31.12.11.

Rohit

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:33 AM

• Rohit,

Pardon me for bumping in but I think this question is answered by Dale Howard's first response to this post:

John

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:21 PM

### All replies

• Check teh value of the Baseline finish date. Variance is the difference so one of teh dates may well be awry.

Rod Gill

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:11 AM
• Rod,

On saving as a Baseline and then inputting the values (%complete) why does the start / finish varies from baseline start / finish dates?

Rohit

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:56 AM
• Rohit,

Pardon me for bumping in but I think this question is answered by Dale Howard's first response to this post:

John

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:21 PM
• Hi,

John, thanks for the link provided.

After we save a schedule as a Baseline, start = Baseline Start & finish = Baseline finish.
But for a schedule of mine as discussed above, after saving it as a Baseline and tracking it, I am getting the start = early start & finish = early finish values for the tasks that have not started & start = Actual start & finish = Actual finish for tasks that have started and completed.

I suppose that start = Baseline Start & finish = Baseline finish, should be constant as it is only a snapshot.

How can I be assured that the schedule I am saving as a Baseline is saved as one.

Rohit

• Edited by Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:34 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:32 AM