The Baseline0-10 Remaining Tasks fields contain the number of scheduled subtasks (subtask: A task that is part of a summary task. The subtask information is consolidated into the summary task. You can designate subtasks by using the Project outlining feature.) that remain to be completed on a given day for a summary task (summary task: A task that is made up of subtasks and summarizes those subtasks. Use outlining to create summary tasks. Project automatically determines summary task information [such as duration and cost] by using information from the subtasks.), when the baseline plan (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. If the project summary task (project summary task: A task that summarizes the duration, work, and costs of all tasks in a project. The project summary task appears at the top of the project, its ID number is 0, and it presents the project's timeline from start to finish.) is displayed, the Baseline0-10 Remaining Tasks fields show the total number of scheduled tasks and subtasks on a given day for the entire project, when the baseline was set.
Data Type Number (number field: A type of field whose content is a number. The maximum value allowed in this field is 999,999,999,999.99.)
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 a baseline is saved, a summary task‘s remaining subtasks are copied into the Baseline Remaining Tasks field (Baseline0 Remaining Tasks through Baseline10 Remaining Tasks).
For the project summary task (project summary task: A task that summarizes the duration, work, and costs of all tasks in a project. The project summary task appears at the top of the project, its ID number is 0, and it presents the project's timeline from start to finish.), the total number of tasks and subtasks in the project are copied into the Baseline Remaining Tasks field (Baseline0 Remaining Tasks through Baseline10 Remaining Tasks). Note: Project includes regular tasks and subtasks in this calculation, but it does not include actual summary tasks (a task that includes subtasks).
Best Uses Add the Baseline Remaining Tasks field 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 want to compare a summary task’s baseline remaining subtasks with its current remaining subtasks.
Example You set a baseline for your project 3 months ago. Now, you want to compare the number of remaining tasks at that time to how many remaining tasks exist today. You add the Baseline Remaining Tasks field to the timephased portion of the Task Usage view to analyze your progress and performance to date.
- The Baseline Remaining Tasks field contains no value until you set a baseline for the project. You can set a baseline on the Project tab. This copies the current value for the Remaining Tasks field into the corresponding Baseline Remaining Tasks field.
- You can turn on the project summary task on the Advanced tab of the Project Options dialog box.
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