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Project Baseline Fields

Project Baseline Fields

The table below lists the fields of the Project Baseline form and provides utilization guidelines for each field.

Field Label Utilization Guideline
Baseline

The Baseline field shows the name of the project baseline. This name consists of the name of the phase which start triggered the generation of the project baseline, as well as the date on which this occurred.

Baseline phases

The Baseline phases field lists the project baseline phases that were generated for each of the project’s unfinished phases when the project baseline was generated.

Schedule

The Schedule field presents the difference in calendar days between the moment when the project was planned to be completed at the time that the project baseline was generated and the start of the first project task of the phases that are part of the project baseline at the time that the project baseline was generated.

Apart from this difference in calendar days, this field also shows the start and end dates of the schedule. These dates were set when the project baseline was generated.

Budget

The Budget field presents the planned effort that, at the time that the project baseline was generated, was expected to be spent on the project tasks of the phases that are part of the project baseline. This effort is expressed both in time and the cost of this time.

Current scope

The Current scope field presents the current total of the planned effort of all the project tasks of the phases that are part of the project baseline. The current scope is expressed in time.

This field is displayed only if the current scope is different from the budget, i.e. when there is a scope deviation. A scope deviation occurs when:

  • the planned effort of a project task of one of the phases that is part of the project baseline is modified,
  • a new project task is added to one of the phases that is part of the project baseline,
  • a project task of one of the phases that is part of the project baseline is moved to a phase that is not part of the project baseline, or
  • a project task of one of the phases that is part of the project baseline is set to the status ‘Failed’ or ‘Canceled’.
Actual effort

The Actual effort field presents the total time spent of all the time entries that are linked to the project tasks of the phases that are part of the project baseline. This effort is expressed both in time and the cost of this time.

Remaining effort

The Remaining effort field presents the total remaining effort of all the project tasks of the phases that are part of the project baseline.

Earned value

The Earned value field presents the total earned value of all the project tasks of the phases that were part of the project baseline when it was generated. The earned value is expressed as a percentage of the budgeted effort, as well as in time and the cost of this time.

 
Schedule deviation

The Schedule deviation field presents the difference in calendar days between the moment when the project was planned to be completed at the time that the project baseline was generated and the moment when the last project task of the phases that are part of the project baseline is currently expected to be finished. The schedule deviation is expressed in a number of calendar days.

Scope deviation

The Scope deviation field presents the difference between the current scope and the budget of the project baseline. The scope deviation is expressed as a percentage of the budgeted effort, as well as in time.

Effort deviation

The Effort deviation field presents the difference between the actual effort and the earned effort (i.e. the earned value expressed as time spent) of the project baseline. The effort deviation is expressed as a percentage of the earned effort, as well as in time.

Cost deviation

The Cost deviation field presents the difference between the cost of the actual effort and the earned cost (i.e. the earned value expressed as the cost of the earned value) of the project baseline. The cost deviation is expressed as a percentage of the earned cost, as well as in the cost that the effort deviation represents.