The CPM Procedure

Baseline and Target Schedules

An important aspect of project management is to examine the effects of changing some of the parameters of the project on project completion time. For example, you may want to examine different scenarios by changing the durations of some of the activities, or increasing or decreasing the resource levels. To see the effect of these changes, you need to compare the schedules corresponding to the changes. The BASELINE statement enables you to save a particular schedule as a target schedule and then compare a new schedule against that. See the section BASELINE Statement for a description of the syntax.