how to realize a projectplan with planned start/end/effort/duration vs. actual start/end/effort/....

Hi all,

we are successfull planning projects with smartsheet.

Now we would like to compare planned start/end/effort/duration vs. actual start/end/effort/duration.

Any idea how to do that? Baseplans? How to visualice two gantt bars planned vs. actual ( vs. base x plan)

Thank you and best wishes, Joachim


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    To visualize both Gantt bars, you would need to first create the baseline project plan. Then you would make a copy of it for your actual project plan. You can reference both sheets in a report to show each deliverable's baseline and actual dates on the Gantt similar to

    Deliverable 1 Baseline

    Deliverable 1 Actual

    Deliverable 2 Baseline

    Deliverable 2 Actual

  • Joachim Mund
    Joachim Mund ✭✭✭✭✭

    good idea, but seems not to be very usable

    a report will not show the outlining structure parent - child

    also I do not know how to sort the projects, phases, tasks and subtasks in the report to have them in the same order but actual and base lines are beside each other.