Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields

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.) budget work (work: For tasks, the total labor required to complete a task. For assignments, the amount of work to which a resource is assigned. For resources, the total amount of work to which a resource is assigned for all tasks. Work is different from task duration.) fields (Baseline1 Budget Work through Baseline10 Budget Work) store the originally planned budget work amounts for work resources (work resource: People and equipment resources that perform work to accomplish a task. Work resources consume time [hours or days] to accomplish tasks.) and material resources (material resource: The supplies or other consumable items that are used to complete tasks in a project.) that are specifically identified as budget resources (budget resource: A budget resource captures the maximum capacity for a project to consume money, work, or material units for a project. Budgets can only be applied at the project level by assigning a budget resource to the project summary task.). The Baseline1 Budget Work field stores budget work for tasks, resources, or assignments saved with Baseline 1. Similarly, the Baseline2 Budget Work through Baseline10 Budget Work fields store planned budget work for Baselines 2 through Baseline 10.

Budget resources are assigned only to 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.). Budget work can be entered or reviewed at the project summary task's assignment level, or rolled up to the project summary task level. The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show the total planned person-hours scheduled for a task, resource, or assignment. 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.) versions of these fields show these same person-hours distributed over time.

There are several categories of Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields.

ShowBaseline1-10 Budget Work (task fields)

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

How Calculated    When you assign a work or material resource that is a budget resource to a 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.), and then enter a work amount for the resource in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, Microsoft Project rolls up the total amount to the project summary task.

The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields contain 0 hours until you set a 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.) for the project. As soon as you save a baseline, the total budget work amount is copied into the corresponding baseline budget work field for the task. The baseline budget work field that is used (for example, Baseline3 Budget Work) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 3).

Best Uses    In a task sheet, show the project summary task and add one of the Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields and the Budget Work field to compare the baseline budget work information against the currently scheduled budget work information. You might also want to compare the budget work of one baseline against another. Reviewing the variances, you can see how the budget work values are changing throughout the life of 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. Now you want to compare the Baseline2 Budget Work field with the current Budget Work field. In the Task Sheet, you show the project summary task, and then add both the Baseline2 Budget Work field and the Budget Work field.

Remarks    The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show information for work resources and material resources, but not for cost resources (cost resources: Resources that don't depend on the amount of work on a task or the duration of a task, such as airfare or lodging.). To see baseline budget cost information for cost resources that have been assigned to the project summary task, add the appropriate Baseline1-10 Budget Cost field to the task sheet.

You can save a baseline plan in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. This copies the current value of the Budget Work field into the corresponding Baseline Budget Work field.

After you save a baseline, you can still edit baseline budget work. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline budget work fields. The purpose of saving a baseline is to capture a "snapshot" of the project plan at a moment in time. Editing baseline values can change the integrity of your information and result in misleading conclusions from variance analyses.

ShowBaseline1-10 Budget Work (resource fields)

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

How Calculated    When you assign a work or material resource that is a budget resource to a 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.), and then enter a work amount for the resource in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, Project copies this amount into the Budget Work resource field.

The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields contain 0 hours until you set a 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.) for the project. As soon as you save a baseline, the total budget work amount is copied into the corresponding baseline budget work field for the resource. The baseline budget work field that is used (for example, Baseline3 Budget Work) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 3).

Best Uses    In a resource sheet, add one of the Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields and the Budget Work field to compare the baseline budget work information against the currently scheduled budget work information. You might also want to compare the budget work of one baseline against another. Reviewing the variances, you can see how the budget work values are changing throughout the life of 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. Now you want to compare the Baseline2 Budget Work field with the current Budget Work field. In the Resource Sheet, you show the project summary task, and then add both the Baseline2 Budget Work field and the Budget Work field.

Remarks    The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show information for work resources and material resources, but not for cost resources (cost resources: Resources that don't depend on the amount of work on a task or the duration of a task, such as airfare or lodging.). To see baseline budget cost information for cost resources that have been assigned to the project summary task, add one of the Baseline1-10 Budget Cost fields to the Resource Sheet.

You can save a baseline plan in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. This copies the current value of the Budget Work field into the corresponding Baseline Budget Work field.

After you save a baseline, you can still edit baseline budget work. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline budget work fields. The purpose of saving a baseline is to capture a "snapshot" of the project plan at a moment in time. Editing baseline values can change the integrity of your information and result in misleading conclusions from variance analyses.

ShowBaseline1-10 Budget Work (assignment fields)

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

How Calculated    When you assign a work or material resource that is a budget resource to a 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.), and then enter a work amount for the resource in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, Project copies this amount into the Budget Work assignment field.

The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields contain 0 hours until you set a 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.) for the project. As soon as you save a baseline, the total budget work amount is copied into the corresponding baseline budget work field for the assignment. The baseline budget work field that is used (for example, Baseline3 Budget Work) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 3).

Best Uses    In the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, add one of the Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields and the Budget Work field to compare the baseline budget work information against the currently scheduled budget work information. You might also want to compare the budget work of one baseline against another. Reviewing the variances, you can see how the budget work values are changing throughout the life of 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. Now you want to compare the Baseline2 Budget Work field with the current Budget Work field. In the Task Usage view, you show both the Baseline2 Budget Work column and the Budget Work column in the sheet portion of the view.

Remarks    The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show information for work resources and material resources, but not for cost resources (cost resources: Resources that don't depend on the amount of work on a task or the duration of a task, such as airfare or lodging.). To see baseline budget cost information for cost resources that have been assigned to the project summary task, add the appropriate Baseline1-10 Budget Cost field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view.

You can save a baseline plan in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. This copies the current value of the Budget Work field into the corresponding Baseline Budget Work field.

After you save a baseline, you can still edit baseline budget work. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline budget work fields. The purpose of saving a baseline is to capture a "snapshot" of the project plan at a moment in time. Editing baseline values can change the integrity of your information and result in misleading conclusions from variance analyses.

ShowBaseline1-10 Budget Work (task-timephased fields)

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

How Calculated    When you assign a work or material resource that is a budget resource to a 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.), and then enter a work amount for the resource in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, Project rolls down the total amount to the task-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.) level.

The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields contain 0 hours until you set a 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.) for the project. As soon as you save a baseline, this value is copied into the corresponding Baseline1-10 Budget Work assignment-timephased field. The baseline budget work field that is used (for example, Baseline3 Budget Work) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 3).

Best Uses    You can show any of the Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields in the timesheet portion of Task Usage view by adding them in the Detail Styles dialog box. If you also show the Budget Work field in the view, you can compare the originally planned timephased budget work information against the currently scheduled budget work information.

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. Now you want to compare the Baseline2 Budget Work field with the current Budget Work field. In the Task Usage view, you add both the Baseline2 Budget Work field and the Budget Work field to the timesheet portion of the view.

Remarks    The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show information for work resources and material resources, but not for cost resources (cost resources: Resources that don't depend on the amount of work on a task or the duration of a task, such as airfare or lodging.). To see timephased baseline budget cost information for cost resources that have been assigned to the project summary task, add the appropriate Baseline1-10 Budget Cost field to the timesheet portion of the Task Usage view.

You can save a baseline plan in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. This copies the current value of the Budget Work field into the corresponding Baseline Budget Work field.

After you save a baseline, you can still edit baseline budget work. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline budget work fields. The purpose of saving a baseline is to capture a "snapshot" of the project plan at a moment in time. Editing baseline values can change the integrity of your information and result in misleading conclusions from variance analyses.

ShowBaseline1-10 Budget Work (resource-timephased fields)

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

How Calculated    When you assign a work or material resource that is a budget resource to a 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.), and then enter a work amount for the resource in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, Project rolls down this amount to the resource-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.) level.

The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields contain 0 hours until you set a 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.) for the project. When you then save a project baseline, this value is saved in the Baseline1-10 Budget Work resource-timephased field. The baseline budget work field that is used (for example, Baseline3 Budget Work) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 3).

Best Uses    You can show any of the Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields in the timesheet portion of Resource Usage view by adding them in the Detail Styles dialog box. If you add the Budget Work field as well, you can compare your original plan against the currently scheduled budget work information.

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. Now you want to compare the Baseline2 Budget Work field with the current Budget Work field. In the Resource Usage view, you show the project summary task, and then add both the Baseline2 Budget Work field and the Budget Work field.

Remarks    The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show information for work resources and material resources, but not for cost resources (cost resources: Resources that don't depend on the amount of work on a task or the duration of a task, such as airfare or lodging.). To see timephased baseline budget cost information for cost resources that have been assigned to the project summary task, add the appropriate Baseline1-10 Budget Cost field to the timesheet portion of the Resource Usage view.

You can save a baseline plan in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. This copies the current value of the Budget Work field into the corresponding Baseline Budget Work field.

After you save a baseline, you can still edit baseline budget work. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline budget work fields. The purpose of saving a baseline is to capture a "snapshot" of the project plan at a moment in time. Editing baseline values can change the integrity of your information and result in misleading conclusions from variance analyses.

ShowBaseline1-10 Budget Work (assignment-timephased fields)

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

How Calculated    When you assign a work or material resource that is a budget resource to a 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.), and then enter a work amount for the resource in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, Project rolls down this amount to the assignment-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.) field.

The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields contain 0 hours until you set a 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.) for the project. When you then save a project baseline, the timephased budget work amounts are copied into the corresponding Baseline1-10 Budget Work assignment-timephased field. The baseline budget work field that is used (for example, Baseline3 Budget Work) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 3).

Best Uses    You can show any of the Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields in the timesheet portion of Task Usage or Resource Usage view by adding them in the Detail Styles dialog box. You can now review the selected baseline for budget work. If you also add the Budget Work field, you can compare your selected baseline against the currently scheduled budget work information. You might also want to compare the budget work of one baseline against another.

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. Now you want to compare the Baseline2 Budget Work field with the current Budget Work field. In the Task Usage view, you show both the Baseline2 Budget Work column and the Budget Work column in the timesheet portion of the view.

Remarks    The Baseline1-10 Budget Work fields show information for work resources and material resources, but not for cost resources (cost resources: Resources that don't depend on the amount of work on a task or the duration of a task, such as airfare or lodging.). To see baseline budget cost information for cost resources that have been assigned to the project summary task, add the appropriate Baseline1-10 Budget Cost field to the timesheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view.

You can save a baseline plan in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. This copies the current value of the Budget Work field into the corresponding Baseline Budget Work field.

After you save a baseline, you can still edit baseline budget work. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline budget work fields. The purpose of saving a baseline is to capture a "snapshot" of the project plan at a moment in time. Editing baseline values can change the integrity of your information and result in misleading conclusions from variance analyses.

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007