# Thread: BCWS & BCWP Calculation

1. ## BCWS & BCWP Calculation

I have created my project, assigned resources (with associated costs) and the total costs for each task is correctly calculated. However some tasks appear with zero BCWS, even though the task should have started by time now. Even though tasks have been statused with percent complete, and show correctly on the Gantt Chart, all tasks have zero for BCWP. What am I missing in order to get these values correctly computed?

2. ## Re: BCWS & BCWP Calculation

BCWS BCWP <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

3. ## Re: BCWS & BCWP Calculation

Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled & Budgeted Cost of Work Performed. Used for Earned Value Metrics.

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I have no suggestions - but at least I can watch this thread and UNDERSTAND what you are talking about... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
Thanks!

5. ## Re: BCWS & BCWP Calculation

Did you save the project baseline? I think that both BCWS and BCWP use baseline figures in their calculations:
BCWS is (% of work which should have been completed according to the baseline)x (planned cost, according to baseline). If there isn't a baseline for a particular task, BCWS will be zero (as will BCWP).
If you saved the baseline before allocating resources or other costs, you might also get the effect you describe.
I'm rather hazy on all this, so I hope this helps

paul

6. ## Re: BCWS & BCWP Calculation

I hope that you have solved this one by now. Did you set a status date for the Earned Value Table/Report (project menu, project information, enter a status date?) or did you have one already entered which was earlier than than the day on which the tasks you say showed zero were completed (eg average rainfall for the year on a monday could be different to the annual rainfall for the same year on Friday - thus the reading would record the situation on the status date picked?
Just an idea really!

7. ## Re: BCWS & BCWP Calculation

BCWS and BCWP DO depend on Baseline values.
BCWS = Baseline Cost of Work Scheduled
BCWP = Baseline Cost of Work Performed

Make sure you have saved Baseline values for your project and then check these fields.

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