I have question form Blog reader:
“Let’s say you have 3 tasks, A, B, and C. And they are scheduled to happen in sequence one after the other. You set the baseline on these three tasks and then start tracking the schedule. Assuming task A had a delayed start and finished 3 or 4 days behind schedule.
Then you decide to add another task D as a successor to C (after the change has been approved). For that purpose, we need to add task D to the original baseline.
I selected Task D, Project->Set Baseline->For Selected Tasks->To All Summary Tasks.
It did add Task D to the baseline but not to the original baseline. It creates a new baseline with a delayed start for Task D (due to the delay in the start and finish of Task A).
I’m thinking this is because the predecessor on Task D was set after the delay.
Since the change was approved, it should now become part of the original baseline.
Can you please advise on how to do this?”
First I will create the scenario using MS PROJECT 2019:
Now, I’m going to save the Baseline:
OK! Now I will put Task A as finished but with start Date three days later:
After that let’s look at Variance table:
and I will get:
No I will add Task D like this:
I will now save the Baseline for just this Task:
and I will get this:
As you can see, there in no difference from Actual and Baseline for Task D. But my reader wants to make a scenario like this, and save the Baseline:
What he wants to do is to add additional Task (change) to Original plan, before Task progress was in MS PROJECT. And that is impossible just by adding the Task D. what he should do? He should first undo progress to get the picture like above and then add the Task. Then he should save the Baseline, and THEN make a progress for the Task A like I did.
And this is real life case. If you make a progress (like I did for Task A), than it doesn’t make a sense to put Task D to the original plan, because it is obsolete anyway.
Hope this helps.