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Manually modifying existing Baselines (one task at a time)

Manually modifying existing Baselines (one task at a time)

Manually modifying existing Baselines (one task at a time)

I am managing a plan with many tasks and resources. I have a few problems in my baseline that I need to correct. Specifically I am trying to modify the amount of baseline work for several tasks.

Is it possible to directly modify the work in the baseline? I am trying to avoid the tedium of modifying the current work, updating the baseline, then returning the current work to its pervious value.

Any ideas or thoughts?

Thanks very much!

RE: Manually modifying existing Baselines (one task at a time)

Not sure which version of Project you are working with, but here are my thoughts:
I just tested modifying Baseline Work using Project 2003 Pro in a non Server environment.  MS Project will let you modify and save Baseline Work for specific tasks.
Now with that said, let me caution you.  Before modifying your original baseline, I would copy it over to another baseline field.  Go to >Tools, >Tracking, >Save Baseline, >Save Interim Plan, >Copy from Baseline To Baseline10.

Some people get really nervous when you start talking about modifying the baselined data.  Saving the original version may help with this.

Hope this helps!

J Black

RE: Manually modifying existing Baselines (one task at a time)

If you change the baseline work for a task, the baseline work for all summary tasks will not be automatically updated.

If you want to do this, you need to click:
Tools -> Options -> Save Baseline:
choose For "Selected Tasks"
Then I usually check both checkboxes ("To all summary tasks" and "From subtasks...")

Tim Weiler

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