I got a question from my Blog Reader: “Dear Nenad, I have a problem. I set up Base Calendar with exceptions. I create a Schedule, assign Resources, and I save the Baseline. But after some time I notice that we have to work on this “exception” days! But I can’t find anywhere how to save this “old” Calendar to Baseline! Please Help!”
I will show you how to do this in MS PROJECT 2013!
OK. First I’m going to set up Base Calendar in My Project:
As you can see, Week from 07.09.2015 to 11.09.2015 is Non Working week. Now I’m going to create the Schedule:
I will add some resources to the Project:
and I will assign them to the Tasks:
Now, let’s say that this is my Project Plan. I will save it, as a Baseline:
Now back to the Problem. When you save a Baseline, MY PROJECT doesn’t save the Calendar, but it saves data to the, so called, Baseline fields. I will show Variance Calendar, and just, some of those fields:
In Variance Table, you can see by Default, Baseline Start, and Baseline Finish fields, but you can add other, as well.
So, let’s say that we are going to work on the Non working week. I will erase this exception:
and I will get:
As you can see, Task 3 is supposed to be done at 07.09.2017 (instead of 14.09.2015), and Task 4 is supposed to be done at 11.09.2015 (instead of 15.09)
So there is no such a thing like Baseline Calendars in MS PROJECT. All Variances are calculated according to Baseline fields.
Hope this helps.