Baselines allow you to compare the current positions of tasks, groups and milestones in the timeline to any of the following:
- the way they looked in the past
- another saved schedule
- a sandboxed schedule
- an original schedule
Using Baselines, you can track schedule changes over time, compare two schedules for the same project, see how a sandbox compares to actual Jira data, and more.
The grayed-out tasks are the baseline locations, while the full-color tasks are their positions today. In this example, the top set of tasks are behind the baseline schedule, while the bottom tasks are ahead of that schedule.
Types of Baselines
- Gantt baselines - create a baseline using the current location of tasks.
- Jira-based baselines - create a baseline using data from Jira or a formula.