How to show different Baseline in Gantt Chart–MS PROJECT 2016


I’ve got a question about MS PROJECT 2016:
“Dear Nenad,
How we can have a new baseline (adding task or resource and delete task or resource) and how viewing that new baseline on the Gantt Chart.”

I will show you how to da this Step-by-Step.

1. First I will create a brand new Project:


2. I will have Two Resources on the Project – John and Mary:


3. I will assign Resources to those Tasks:


4. I will save the Baseline:




5.  To see Actual Schedule and Baseline Schedule I will use Tracking Gantt View (and you should as well, because this View is justofor that):


Red Bar shows Actual Schedule and Grey Bar shows Baseline Schedule (it is static or frozen)

6. Suppose that Project Plan has changed and I do not need Task 2 no more, but I need Task 4 = 4 days Duration with Task 3 as Predecessor, and Mary will work on that Task (I will show that on regular Gant Chart):


On the Tracking Gantt it looks like:


7. As you can see it looks like a mess. Since this is our new Project Plan we will save it as a separate baseline:




8. Finally I will show this new Baseline (Baseline1) in Tracking Gantt View):


Finally I will get:


I hope this helps.



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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3 Responses to How to show different Baseline in Gantt Chart–MS PROJECT 2016

  1. Daniel says:

    Hello Nenad,

    After trying for weeks, I’m trawling the net for Microsoft Project, to find out how to add day rates per resource to the schedule. I can do this in SAP, but not every firm has it. These cost are variable and should change automatically if the duration increases, – lets say the dates get pushed out, and work takes place on a Saturday I should see a cost increase with out having to go through each activity one by one……
    Have you work with this ?


  2. Chuck says:

    Very useful tips! I have always enjoyed your blogs as they provide excellent tips using ms project.

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