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Adjusting budgeted manhours after already assigning baseline

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Eric Gonzalez
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I have an EPC schedule that has been manhours and resourced loaded to the baseline. However, I have already actualized activies and I have also delelted some activites as well per PM. Now the PM is telling me I need to reduce the amount of manhours. What would be the best solution going forward? Would i need to revert the baseline, adjust the manhours and then convert it back? Or do I maintain the current data date baseline, adjust the manhours and then assign as the new baseline? Any input helps. thanks. 

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Baykan Yigit Sogut
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As Zoltan mentioned, you shouldnot change your baseline data if its approved. If the reduction of manhours is logical, then best practice to change original baseline and get approval to use comparison purpose. Because you might be changing the distribution of resoures between activities for your favor or not. Plan vs progress curves might mislead you if you use current data date programme as a baseline.

 

Again, the reduction of manhours/resources should be logical and supportable.

Baykan Yigit Sogut
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As Zoltan mentioned, you shouldnot change your baseline data if its approved. If the reduction of manhours is logical, then best practice to change original baseline and get approval to use comparison purpose. Because you might be changing the distribution of resoures between activities for your favor or not. Plan vs progress curves might mislead you if you use current data date programme as a baseline.

 

Again, the reduction of manhours/resources should be logical and supportable.

Zoltan Palffy
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there are a few issues here if the basleine has been approved then you can not do this.

if it has not yet been approved you can unassign and restore the baseline and then make your changes.

thats the whole point of having as baseline so that you have an original document so that you can compare against your current plan. If you keep changing the basline you will never be able to see these changes. How would you know that there are less manhours or some activities are no longer needed. 

you need something to measure against dont change it.