PPM Works is happy to share a helpful tip on how to create multiple baseline bars in a Gantt Chart view.
The first step is to set the initial baseline, also known as Baseline 0. If your organization has a business rule to set a new baseline after each stage gate, the Project Manager will then select Baseline 1 to capture Stage Gate 1’s baseline and so on. The original baseline is not over written.
The purpose for displaying this information on the Gantt Chart is to empower the Project Manager in identifying what stage the project began slipping. The Project Manager can compare how the project is tracking against the original baseline and also how each stage gate is tracking compared to both the original baseline and the previous Stage Gate baseline. There is a limitation to 4 baseline bars.
To display the additional baseline bars:
- Navigate to a Gantt Chart view
- Select the Format ribbon
- Select Format