Baselines (Planned vs. Actual Timeline)

Ever plan a project, fall behind, and wonder, “How did we get off track?” A baseline is a quick snapshot of the project at a given point in time, and TeamGantt’s baseline feature enables you to create as many sets as you need to monitor the progress of your project. Baselines are an available feature on our Pro and Unlimited plans and premium trials of the Pro and Unlimited plans. 

Create a baseline

To create a baseline, simply open the project (or projects), and click Menu > Baselines > Create New Baseline Set

This will save a snapshot of the project tasks and their start/end dates. You can view a baseline anytime by clicking  Menu > Baselines and then checking the box for the baseline you want to see. 

Here's an example of how a project looks with baselines added. The light gray bar below the active taskbar (in blue) represents your baseline. 

Use baselines to compare your original timeline projections with the actual timeline of the project. This will help you determine which tasks performed on time or ahead of schedule and which ones got delayed.

Tip: Load multiple baseline sets simultaneously to see how well you're doing with project planning and execution. Learn from past experiences, and you’ll be on on your way to better, more efficient project scheduling and project management.

Edit a baseline

To edit or delete a baseline, click  Menu > Baselines and hover over the baseline you'd like to change. Select the edit (pencil) icon to change the baselines's name or the delete (trashcan) icon to delete the baseline. 

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