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How to reflect a change in baseline duration in microsoft project 2007? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a task which was initially baselined with a duration of 3 days, say 1st Dec to 3rd Dec. The duration was not was not well estimated as it had some dependencies and this was known to all the relevant stakeholders.

    We baseline the task in msp 2007 with the duration initially estimated. We have the baseline start and baseline finish fields filled in.Now we have the most appropriate estimation of the duration that have been proposed by the client.

    Can you please how can I reflect the new baseline finish in the plan?

    Please note that I do have actuals in the task and the budget of the task is the same as initially estimated.

    Thanks and Kind Regards

    Soudha

    Sunday, January 6, 2013 5:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You have up to 11 baselines to use to save more then 1 baseline of project. 

    If you want to baseline any particular task(s), and not the complete project, you can find the option of Selected Tasks withing Save Baseline dialog box. just select the option, and then select the required tasks and update the baseline values.

    hope this helps.


    Khurram Jamshed - MBA, PMP, MCTS, MCITP ( Blog, Twitter, Linkedin )

    • Marked as answer by Soudha Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM
    Monday, January 7, 2013 9:40 AM

All replies

  • Soudha, if it's just one task for which you already have actuals, there may not be value in rebaselining it. If the effect of the new estimate/actuals is to impact the remainder of the project (pushing out the schedule, for instance) and you use the baseline information as the basis of project communication with the client - then you may want to do a partial rebaseline.

    You mention that the project budget is unchanged. Remember that when you capture baseline information, it includes cost and work detail - as well as schedule information. To do a partial rebaseline, you need to identify which tasks are involved. Typically this should only be tasks that are changed as a result of the re-estimate -the task itself and any tasks for which the schedule downstream (the chain of successor tasks) is changed as a result. Highlight all affected tasks and then use the Baseline selected tasks option - with rollup to all summary tasks.

    Graham

    Monday, January 7, 2013 3:07 AM
  • Hi,

    You have up to 11 baselines to use to save more then 1 baseline of project. 

    If you want to baseline any particular task(s), and not the complete project, you can find the option of Selected Tasks withing Save Baseline dialog box. just select the option, and then select the required tasks and update the baseline values.

    hope this helps.


    Khurram Jamshed - MBA, PMP, MCTS, MCITP ( Blog, Twitter, Linkedin )

    • Marked as answer by Soudha Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM
    Monday, January 7, 2013 9:40 AM
  • Hello Jamshed and Graham,

    Thanks a lot, indeed the solution and explanations help.

    Warm Regards

    Soudha

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:42 PM