Baseline1-10 Deliverable Finish (task fields)

Data Type    Date (date field: A type of field whose content is a date. Examples include the Baseline Start and Early Finish fields.)

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.)

Description    The baseline deliverable finish fields (Baseline1 Deliverable Finish through Baseline10 Deliverable Finish) contain the planned deliverable (deliverable: A tangible and measurable result, outcome, or item that must be produced to complete a project or part of a project. Typically, the project team and project stakeholders agree on project deliverables before the project begins.) finish dates saved with the corresponding project 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.). The Baseline1 Deliverable Finish field stores the deliverable finish date (finish date: The date that a task is scheduled to be completed. This date is based on the task's start date, duration, calendars, predecessor dates, task dependencies, and constraints.) as it was when Baseline 1 was saved. Likewise, the Baseline2 Deliverable Finish through Baseline10 Deliverable Finish fields store planned deliverable finish dates when Baseline 2 through Baseline 10 are saved.

How Calculated    The Baseline1-10 Deliverable Finish fields contain NA until you set a baseline for the project for a specific baseline number. When you save a baseline, the current value in the Deliverable Finish field is copied into the appropriate Baseline Deliverable Finish field. The baseline deliverable finish field that is used (for example, Baseline6 Deliverable Finish) depends on which baseline was saved (for example, Baseline 6).

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline1-10 Deliverable Finish fields to a task sheet when you need to see when deliverable tasks were scheduled to finish at different "snapshots" in time. You might also add the scheduled Deliverable Finish field or previous Baseline Deliverable Finish fields so you can see variances between the deliverable finish dates at different points in time.

Example    At the start of your project two months ago, you saved your first 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 want to see how the changes you've made have affected the finish dates of your deliverable tasks. In the Task Sheet, you add both the Baseline2 Deliverable Finish field and the Deliverable Finish field.

Remarks    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 Deliverable Finish field into the corresponding Baseline Deliverable Finish field.

After you save a baseline, you can change the date in the Baseline1-10 Deliverable Finish field. However, edited baseline values do not cause any recalculation of baseline 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.

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