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Project Baseline Task Fields

Project Baseline Task Fields

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

Field Label Utilization Guideline
Baseline

The Baseline field shows the project baseline to which the project baseline task belongs. This is the project baseline that is selected in the project to which the task for which the project baseline task was generated belongs. This is the baseline that is currently used to compare the progress of the project with the project plan as it was at the moment that the baseline was generated.

Task

The Task field shows the project task for which the project baseline task was generated at the time that the project baseline was generated.

Schedule

The Schedule field presents the difference in calendar days between the moment when the project task was planned to be completed at the time that the project baseline was generated and the planned start of the task 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 task’s 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 task was generated, was expected to be spent on the project task. 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 for all the assignees of the project task. 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 the project task is modified,
  • the status of the project task is set to ‘Failed’ or ‘Canceled’.

The current scope of a project baseline task is updated to zero when the status of the project task is set to ‘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 task. 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 the project task.

Earned value

The Earned value field presents the total earned value of the project task. 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 task was planned to be finished at the time that the project baseline was generated and the moment when the project task 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 task. 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 task. 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 expressed as time spent) of the project baseline task. The cost deviation is expressed as a percentage of the earned cost, as well as in the cost that the effort deviation represents.