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Asssigning Baselines with Actual Dates

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Nithin Shetty
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Hi Experts,

I have a difficulty here. I hope I get a good solution from you.

I have assigned a partially updated program as a Baseline (Project Baseline) (Say PB) to my current program (Say CP). Now I want to compare my current program (CP) to mentioned Baseline program (PB).  

I followed the usual steps. In the Bars template, I have selected 'Project Baseline Bar', 'Actual Bar', 'Remain Bar' etc.

But the display of 'BL project start' & 'BL project finish' shows Planned dates of PB instead of Actual Dates of PB. How can I fix this?

Really appreciate your help.

Kind Regards,

Nith

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Nithin Shetty
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Thanks Gary & Raymund. Much appreciate your tips.

Nith

Raymund de Laza
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Nith,

Restore your PB, open it, and execute Global change to make the Planned Dates = Current Dates.

Re attach PB into CP, assign again as PB. 

Gary Whitehead
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This is a common problem, and to my mind one the most stupid default setting in the history of planning software

 

Go to admin > admin preferences > earned value tab, and select either " at completion values with current dates" or "budget values with current dates"

It's probably also worth going to project > calculations and ensuring the "link budget and at completion for not started activities" box is ticked -another stupid default setting.

 

For more info on what these settings do, Paul Harris has a brief presentation on the issue on his website:

http://www.eh.com.au/Technical%20Papers/110616_P6_V7_What_Baseline_Bars_am_I_Displaying.pdf