MS Project: Using Baselines to track Project Progress

How do you compare planned vs real in a Porject? using Baselines.
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A baseline in Microsoft Project is a snapshot of the project plan that you can use as a reference point to compare your actual progress to the original plan. Here is a tutorial on how to use baselines in Microsoft Project:
  1. Open your project plan in Microsoft Project and select the "Project" tab.
  2. In the "Schedule" group, click on the "Set Baseline" button.
  3. In the "Set Baseline" dialog box, select the baseline you want to set from the drop-down list. By default, Microsoft Project provides 10 baselines (Baseline, Baseline 1, Baseline 2, etc.) that you can use to save different versions of your project plan.
  4. Choose which elements of the project plan you want to include in the baseline by selecting the corresponding checkboxes. You can choose to include the start and finish dates, durations, and costs of tasks, resources, and assignments.
  5. Click "OK" to save the baseline.
  6. To view the baseline, select the "Task" tab and click on the "Tracking" group. Then, click on the "Baseline" drop-down list and select the baseline you want to view.
  7. To compare the actual progress of your project to the baseline, select the "Task" tab and click on the "Tracking" group. Then, click on the "Tracking Gantt" button. This will open the Tracking Gantt view, which shows the baseline schedule on the left side and the current schedule on the right side.
  8. To see the variance between the baseline and the current schedule, you can use the "Variance" column. Positive values in this column indicate that the task is running behind schedule, while negative values indicate that the task is ahead of schedule.
  9. You can also use the "Earned Value" fields to track the progress of your project. The "Planned Value" (PV) is the amount of work that was planned to be completed at a given point in time, while the "Earned Value" (EV) is the amount of work that has actually been completed at that point in time. The difference between these two values is the "Cost Variance" (CV), which indicates whether the project is under or over budget.
  10. To update the baseline, repeat the steps above and select a different baseline from the drop-down list. Make sure to select the same elements that you included in the original baseline, as this will overwrite the previous baseline.
  11. By using baselines, you can track the progress of your project and identify any deviations from the original plan. This can help you identify problems early on and take corrective action to get the project back on track.

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