Baseline0-10 Cumulative Work field

The Baseline0-10 Cumulative Work fields contain the amount of time scheduled for all resources assigned to tasks, accumulated over time, when the baseline (baseline plan: The original project plans [up to 11 per project] used to track progress on a project. The baseline plan is a snapshot of your schedule at the time that you save the baseline and includes information about tasks, resources, and assignments.) was set.

There are three categories of Baseline0-10 Cumulative Work fields.

Data type    Duration (duration: The total span of active working time that is required to complete a task. This is generally the amount of working time from the start to finish of a task, as defined by the project and resource calendar.)

ShowBaseline0-10 Cumulative Work (task-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)

How Calculated    As soon as you save a baseline, the task's timephased cumulative work at that point in time is copied into the Baseline Cumulative Work field for the task. The Baseline Cumulative Work field that is used (Baseline Cumulative Work, Baseline1 Cumulative Work, Baseline2 Cumulative Work, and so on) depends on which baseline was saved (Baseline, Baseline 1, Baseline 2, and so on).

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline0-10 Cumulative Work fields to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Task Usage view when you’ve saved more than one baseline and you want to compare baseline cumulative work amounts with current timephased cumulative work for tasks over time. You can also use multiple baselines to compare baseline values saved at different points in the project.

Example    At the start of your project two months ago, you saved a project baseline. A month ago, the scope of your project changed, and you saved a second baseline as Baseline 1. Since then, you've made further adjustments and have saved a third baseline as Baseline 2. You now want to compare and analyze the three sets of cumulative work values. You add the Baseline Cumulative Work, Baseline1 Cumulative Work, and Baseline2 Cumulative Work fields to the Task Usage view.

Remarks    The Baseline Cumulative Work field is blank until you set a baseline for the project. You can set a baseline on the Project tab. This copies the current value for the Cumulative Work field into the corresponding Baseline Cumulative Work field.

ShowBaseline0-10 Cumulative Work (resource-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)

How Calculated    As soon as you save a baseline, the resource's timephased cumulative work at that point in time is copied into the Baseline Cumulative Work field for the resource. The Baseline Cumulative Work field that is used (Baseline Cumulative Work, Baseline1 Cumulative Work, Baseline2 Cumulative Work, and so on) depends on which baseline was saved (Baseline, Baseline 1, Baseline 2, and so on).

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline0-10 Cumulative Work fields to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Resource Usage view when you’ve saved more than one baseline and you want to compare baseline cumulative work amounts with current timephased cumulative work for resources over time. You can also use multiple baselines to compare baseline values saved at different points in the project.

Example    At the start of your project two months ago, you saved a project baseline. A month ago, the scope of your project changed, and you saved a second baseline as Baseline 1. Since then, you've made further adjustments and have saved a third baseline with Baseline 2. You now want to compare and analyze the three sets of baseline cumulative work values for your resources. You add the Baseline Cumulative Work, Baseline1 Cumulative Work, and Baseline2 Cumulative Work fields to the Resource Usage view.

Remarks    The Baseline Cumulative Work field is blank until you set a baseline for the project. You can set a baseline on the Project tab. This copies the current value for the Cumulative Work field into the corresponding Baseline Cumulative Work field.

ShowBaseline0-10 Cumulative Work (assignment-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)

How Calculated    As soon as you save a baseline, an assignment's timephased cumulative work at that point in time is copied into the Baseline Cumulative Work field for the assignment. The Baseline Cumulative Work field that is used (Baseline Cumulative Work, Baseline1 Cumulative Work, Baseline2 Cumulative Work, and so on) depends on which baseline was saved (Baseline, Baseline 1, Baseline 2, and so on).

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline0-10 Cumulative Work fields to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage views when you’ve saved more than one baseline and you want to compare baseline cumulative work amounts with current timephased cumulative work for assignments over time. You can also use multiple baselines to compare baseline values saved at different points in the project.

Example    At the start of your project two months ago, you saved a project baseline. A month ago, the scope of your project changed, and you saved a second baseline with Baseline 1. Since then, you've made further adjustments and have saved a third baseline with Baseline 2. You now want to compare and analyze the three sets of baseline cumulative work values for your assignments. You add the Baseline Cumulative Work, Baseline1 Cumulative Work, and Baseline2 Cumulative Work fields to the Task Usage or Resource Usage views.

Remarks    The Baseline Cumulative Work field is blank until you set a baseline for the project. You can set a baseline on the Project tab. This copies the current value for the Cumulative Work field into the corresponding Baseline Cumulative Work field.

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Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013