Return to the Project Libre file used in the previous module. Go to the Gantt and Task view, right click on “Start” and then “insert column”. Insert a “Baseline duration” column. Next, right click on the “finish” column, and insert an “Actual Start” column. Finally, right click on “Predecessors” and insert an “Actual Finish” column. Then, in the task view, click on “Save Baseline”. Your project should look similar to the Office Relocation project example below:
Assume now that at least five your project activities have slipped in duration, and some of these activities have completed late. Enter these schedule slips into your Project Libre file. What you now have is a typical view of what happens to a schedule when originally scheduled activities become delayed. (Note that the “gray” lines capture the original schedule baseline.)
Assignment Pt. 2
Assignment deliverable: Assume that you are a project manager and you must report progress of your schedule given the delays against the project baseline you set. Given that you must report to key stakeholders, create a PowerPoint presentation, using at least 7 slides, that addresses the following:
- What activities are delayed?
- What happened and why?
- What is the projected new schedule end date?
- Present delay against original project baseline in the PowerPoint presentation.
- Explain what actions you will take to recover your schedule