Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Interim plans and multiple baselines demonstrate how you made adjustments
when major changes or problems occurred. Using these two items indicates
to your boss that you were on top of things all the way and probably kept
him or her in the loop by generating printouts or reports reflecting major
changes as they came up. (If you didn’t, print them now from the interim
plans or baselines you saved along the way — and let them paint a picture of
what happened.)
A baseline saves all project data; an interim plan saves only the start and
finish dates of tasks in the project. Chapter 12 deals with interim plans and
To view or print information from various baselines or interim plans, follow
these steps:
1. Display Gantt Chart view.
2. Right-click the column heading area of the sheet pane and then click
Insert Column.
The Column Definition dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 15-1.
Figure 15-1:
Insert as
columns as
you like in
any view
with a sheet
3. In the Field Name box, choose a column name.
For example, you might choose Start 1-10 and Finish 1-10 for any one of
your interim plans (or choose Baseline through Baseline 10 for baseline
4. If you need to, repeat Steps 2 and 3 to display additional columns.
Click OK to display the column(s).
In addition to interim plans and baselines, task notes should include
information about resource performance on a task, vendor problems, or late
deliveries. Notes that are especially important to add are those you make when
someone in authority over you has asked for a change and okayed more
money or time to make that change. (Don’t worry, this hardly ever happens.)
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