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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Working with Project Baselines

As work progresses on a project, circumstances almost always arise that require the originally scheduled activities to be modified. For example, there might be a revision in the list of activities needed to complete the project, especially if the project scope changes. Or resources might not be available, meaning that substitutes have to be assigned. There might be a change in the estimates of the duration of tasks or the amount of work required to finish tasks. Furthermore, as you begin to record actual start and finish dates for tasks, unless you are able to perform project planning miracles, some of these dates will differ from the originally planned dates. As you enter the actual dates, Microsoft Project reschedules ...

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