T8/ MS Project - Tutorial: Creating a baseline
In this MS Project tutorial, you will learn how to easily create and display a baseline.
To get started, go to the project ribbon and click "Set Baseline". Select the baseline you want to create. For our example, we will select baseline 2 . Click "OK" . The "Start" and "End" reference schedules are then created by making a copy of the start and end of the current schedule.
Now add the columns "Beginning of Reference 2" and "Ending of Reference 2" . To display the baseline on the Gantt chart, go to the "Format" ribbon, click on "Bars" and "Styles" . At this level you will add a new line at the end.
In our example, we will only display the reference end date. Add a new row named "Baseline 2 End Date" . In the "Represents Tasks" section, add "Normal" . Remove the middle bar .
Then add the target format at the end and choose the color red . For the "Start", put "Start of Reference 2" and for the "End", put "End of Reference 2" . Click "OK" .
You can now see the display of the end of reference on all tasks. If you want to show the end of reference only for certain tasks, go to "Format", "Bars" and "Styles" .
In the "End of Reference 2" line that we added, insert in "Represents tasks" a semicolon and "Indicator2" . Click "OK" . Add the "Indicator 2" column .
Choosing "Yes" in this column will display the baseline end date on the Gantt chart for the specific tasks.
Voila, in a few simple steps, you have created and viewed a baseline in Microsoft Project. Thank you for following us and see you soon for a new tutorial.
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