Lets talk about schedule baseline for a while….
#1 Gather your preliminary project schedule as part of schedule baseline
The first thing to do is to gather the preliminary project schedule for the project. This normally includes the project start and finish dates. In calculating this, you have to make sure that all of its components are accurate and up-to-date. This includes resources, duration, calendars, predecessor dates m task dependencies, cost estimates, and constraints. You need to confirm that resources have not been overly allocated.
There is the need for you to distribute the proposed schedule baseline to the appropriate stakeholders and project management team for approval. The approval is a formal requirement , and as such, it should be reviewed from the project sponsor.
#3 Incorporating changes
There is the need for you to incorporate changes to the baseline schedule as required by the management team. You have to make sure that project management plans are updated so as to reflect the changes required by the stakeholders.
Some times, the changes been made to schedule baseline may requires additional resources or time. These changes are likely to affect the project cost and will also requires you to update your cost baseline as well.
#5 Change management
#6 Save the original
There is the need for you to save the original schedule baseline. During the life cycle of the project, changes will be made as the schedule baseline is updated and revised. You will need to preserve the historical data included in your original schedule baseline.