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    Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Once a baseline is established, and tasks are updated how do you show schedule slips, individual tasks and total project completion
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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    There are several ways to see tasks that have slipped from the baseline values.

    The Detail Gantt view will show slippage bars in an olive green color to the left of tasks and will also have a specific duration displayed
    There is a task based table called the Variance table that gives you a per task data set of start and finish slippage
    The Tracking Gantt View displays Baseline bars on the Gantt Chart in grey and Current bars are formatted for critical path so you can compare baseline to current in a chart view
    There is a Slipping Task filter
    There is also a couple of reports in the Current Activities section that will display that information in a couple of different ways
    You can also run the Earned Value analysis Report in the Cost category for an analysis of your project performance in terms of cost and schedule.

    If you created dependency relationships and not a lot of constraints the final task or milestone in the Project should reflect the current finish date of the Project based on all the other inputs.
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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Carla,

    Thanks for the input.....oddly enough after saving my baseline and updating tasks/project...with slipped progress, I do not get a numerical value in the start or finish variance columns of the schedule nor are slipped tasks reflected in the right hand portion of the schedule....obviously must be doing something wrong with regards to establishing baseline and updates...

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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    How are you updating your plan? Are you using the fields Start and Finish or are you using the fields Actual Start and Actual Finish? Typical process for updating the plan after you have saved a baseline might be to use the update tasks dialog box found under Tools or the Tracking Table. You can use the Actual Start or Actual Finish fields to indicate start and completion of tasks, or you can use percent complete. Percent complete is usually thought to be somewhat subjective unless you are using it just to record a task done on schedule. A task can also be marked 100% complete and actuals adjusted after. Project should calculate start and finish date slippage and record it in the variance table. There are many other methods that record more detail such as updating your plan in terms of actual work complete in the Task usage view. You will need to pick the appropriate level of detail for your needs.

    If this is unclear post back.

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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Carla,

    Thanks for the responses....it appears that the trick is knowing which views to utilize from the many available. What I find odd is that after you have established a baseline you can easily change that baseline, for example via the detail gantt.....it appears that you have many baselines at your disposal, the key is to keep track of which baseline is which.

    Thanks again...
    Marty
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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Hi,

    You can have up to 10 full Baselines in Project 03 and 10 Intirim Baselines. A full baseline basically captures all information in the plan and copies it into baseline tables. Intirim Baselines only capture task start and finish dates. there is a view called Multiple Baseline Gantt where you can see baselines compared to each other in a bar chart view. To see intirim baselines you have to create a custom view, and/or a custom table to see the data.

    You are correct about Project in that views are the key. Using the right view for the right purpose will help you see the information about your project in a meaningful way. There are so many views that come with Project, as well as the ability to create custom views this is one of the great features of Project.

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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Carla,

    Choices, choices....so many choices. While viewing Detail Gantt, where or how do you view the number slipped days. Pointing the cursor to the slipped line the info box shows baseline start actual start but not the total number of days slipped. Is this info available?? Searching the site proved fruitless

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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Hi,

    By default in the Detail Gantt you should see start slippage bars to the left of the Gantt bars and there should be a count of days displayed to the left of the bars. If you are not seeing the number of days of slippage go to Format - Bar Styles from the menu bar. Find the definition for Slippage bars in the name column and select it. In the lower half of the dialog box select the text tab. In the Left section select Start Variance.

    If you want to see a data table displaying Start and Finish variance fro all tasks use the Variance table.

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    Re: Schedule Slips (Project 03)

    Thanks Carla....

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