Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:52 PM
I have project in project server 2010. I am using a BaseLine 0 [Old baseline] and a new baseline [Baseline10]. We have applied baseline 10 to the calculations. The Variance is now reflecting Baseline 10.
The values for the task:
Task Cost: 103338.05
Task Actual Cost: 97928.75001
Task Variance: -2811.900144
Baseline 0 Cost: 119411.1
Baseline 10 Cost: 106149.9502
Variance Calculated shows it is using Baseline 10: 103338.05 - 106149.9502 = -2811.9002
if it is using Baseline 0: 103338.05 - 119411.1 = -16703.05
VAC is Baseline - TaskEAC = Task VAC
Current Calculation Basline 0 119411.1 - TaskEAC 103338.05 = 16073.05
Should Be: Baseline 10 106149.9502 - TaskEAC 103338.05 = 2811.9002
We have recalculated this project and there have been no changes. We rebaseline to 0, the variances change then rebaseline to 10 no changes occurs to the VAC. I am wondering if there is a setting on the server or something in Project Professional to allow more the one baseline in the VAC calculation.
Saturday, April 07, 2012 12:19 AM
In Project 2010 did you set the option "Baseline for Earned Value calculations: " (File->Options->Advanced) to calculate EV using the desired baseline?
Saturday, April 07, 2012 5:04 AMModeratorOnly 1 Baseline could be changed at a time for Variance Calculation. Though you can get multiple reports of EV based on number of Baseline stored; but at a time only 1 Baseline could be used at a time for Baseline Calculation based on your Global Settings.
Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:46 PM
You people are all correct. BUT...If you have more then one baseline for example:
Project gets created. and then baseline [Starting amount] Baseline 0 is used
VP's decide - lets add more to this project
you add more task and then create a new baseline for the scope creep. Baseline 1 is used.
The CEO says hey you got a project and your department has a few more dollars left....lets throw my special pet project into that mix.
you add more task to accommodate the CEO then create the new baseline for the executive creep. Baseline 2 is used.
EACH TIME you went into options advanced and used the correct baseline in your earned value calculation. That is not the problem. As the Baseline variance changes on the each baseline calculation provided.
THE ISSUE - TaskVAC or after it is rolled up VAC on Project is still being represented by baseline 0.
There can be more then one baseline, but for Value At Completion it only sees Baseline 0.
You can change between baselines and it does not phase VAC calculation at all.
Hope that allows you to understand the issue, and possibly point me in the correct direction.
Saturday, April 07, 2012 4:47 PMModerator
Perhaps it's more a procedural question. The most recent baseline should always be Baseline0. Then copy Baseline0 to Baselines 1-10 for historical purposes. That's how I typically train my clients (although yes, I stole it from eDale).
Seeing as most people do reports, calculations, or views from Baseline0, that's the easiest way to make it work without constantly having to redesign your reports.
Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
- Marked As Answer by Fred.Simons.Apex Monday, April 09, 2012 12:44 PM
Monday, April 09, 2012 12:44 PM
Andrew - You get the cupie doll :) This also will answer my other post how do you determine what baseline gets attached. Copying the baseline was way to easy. I am writing up the process now.