Introducing baselines for project management, available now!
We are excited to announce the launch of baselines - a fixed reference point in time to measure and compare a project’s progress to completion. Capturing and comparing variances between the current actual schedule and the originally planned schedule is essential for tracking any deviations and allows project teams to quickly reprioritize to get projects back on track and delivered on time.
Licensed sheet owners and admins on Individual, Business, Enterprise and Premier Plans can create and edit baselines.
To get started, it’s quite simple:
- Set up a project sheet with tasks that have start and end dates (or use an existing one)
- In Gantt view, click the new ‘Baselines’ button in the toolbar
- Click the ‘Set’ button in the summary modal to set the baseline
- That’s it!
Three new non-editable columns automatically get added to your sheet: Baseline Start, Baseline Finish and Variance. You’ll see the baseline visualized as a thin grey line underneath the Gantt bars.
Users with the correct permissions mentioned above can toggle the baseline on/off, reset, and remove the baseline in the summary modal via clicking the ‘Baselines’ button again in the toolbar.
As dates shift around, the Variance in the summary modal will give you a quick visual snapshot of overall project status displayed as Days behind, Days ahead, or On schedule.