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Updating a baseline
After resaving the baseline for the entire project,
the baseline start, finish, and duration values
(among others) match the scheduled values.
Task 18 now has a baseline, and all of the other tasks’ baseline values now match their
scheduled values. At this point, you have accounted for the tasks that will be in the
plan. You are ready to move to the next stage of your plan, tracking actual progress.
CLEAN UP Close the Advanced Tracking A file.
Saving interim plans
After you start tracking actual values or any time you adjust your plan, you might want
to take another snapshot of the current start and finish dates. You can do this with an
interim plan. Like a baseline, an interim plan is a set of current values from the plan
that Project saves with the file. Unlike the baseline, however, an interim plan saves only
the start and finish dates of tasks, not resource or assignment values. You can save up
to 10 different sets of interim dates in a plan. (If you find that you need multiple
snapshots of scheduled values in addition to start and finish dates, you should instead save
additional baselines.)
Depending on the scope and duration of your projects, you might want to save an
interim plan at any of the following junctures:
At the conclusion of a major phase of work
At preset time intervals, such as weekly or monthly
Just before or after entering a large number of actual values
To save an interim plan, on the Project tab, in the Schedule group, click Set Baseline and
then click Set Baseline. In the Set Baseline dialog box, select the Set Interim Plan option.
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