Last month we discussed ‘Updating and saving a baseline’, and then being able to compare the baseline bar against Current Project Bars by using Activity Layout settings.

This month we conclude our topic on baselines with a brief discussion on how to display variances between a project and any baselines assigned to that project within Oracle Primavera P6.

Top Tip #1: Reporting on Project Variance

Variance reporting in Oracle Primavera P6 requires that the project has a baseline and it is assigned as either a Project Baseline or a Primary Baseline.

Baselines are assigned using the Assign Baselines… menu option under the Project Menu.

The menu allows a baseline to be as signed as a Project Baseline and up to three existing user baselines which are known as Primary, Secondary or Tertiary baseline.

With a baseline in place it is possible to report any activity that has moved away from its baseline date in the current project schedule.


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