Baseline in Master and Sub-Projects with MS PROJECT 2016

Hi,

we all know what the Baseline is. But where is the right place to make it, if we have a Project which is Subproject of Master Project. I will show you where with MS PROJECT 2016.

First of all I will create two simple Projects, P1, and P2.

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For P1, John will be Resource assigned to the Task:

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and I will assign John to the Task:

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Finally, I will show the Work Table with Gantt Chart View:

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I will do the same for the Second Project, called P2:

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For P2, Mary will be Resource assigned to the Task:

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and I will assign Mary to the Task:

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Finally, I will show the Work Table with Gantt Chart View:

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After I will save both Projects, P1, and P2, I will create one Master Project, and I will insert first Project to it:

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and:

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So I will get:

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As you can see, The Work Table is shown, and there in no Baseline saved (look at Baseline field).

‚First I will save Baseline for the entire Master Project:

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and I will get:

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As you can see, Master Project has 40 hours in Baseline work field, and P1 Project as well, but Tasks under P1 Project (in my case T1P1), does not. Let me show you Project P1:

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As you can see, there is no Baseline saved in Original Project (in this case P1). Now I will do the opposite. I will save Baseline to Project P2, and then I will insert it into the Master Project:

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and I will get:

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OK, Baseline is saved. Now, it’s time to import P2 as Subproject to Master Project:

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As you can see, Baseline for The Master Project is NOT updated. So we still have to update Baseline here if we want accurate data. So after saving the Baseline here (I will not show you same picture as above again), I will have:

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To conclude, there is no link between Baselines in Master and Subprojects. So. You should save them separately in each single Project, and in Master Project as well.

Regards!

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About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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