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Finish Variance

Finish Variance custom field shows the difference between Baseline Finish and currently scheduled Finish date. VIP Task Manager Professional automatically calculates Finish Variance by the following formula:

Finish Variance = Finish - Baseline Finish

Finish Variance custom field allows to view if the tasks finish before or after their estimated Finish dates. For example, 3 months ago you set Baseline Finish and now you would like to estimate your performance. by viewing custom field "Finish Variance" you will be able to estimate whether the tasks finish earlier or later than it was planned.

Finish Variance

If the value of Finish Variance custom field is in negative format, the task is estimated to finish earlier than estimated as shown in Baseline Finish custom field.

If the value of Finish Variance custom field is in positive format, the task is estimated to finish later than estimated as shown in Baseline Finish custom field.

If the value of Finish Variance custom field is zero, the task is estimated to finish exactly on the same day as it was originally planned (Baseline Start=Start).

To create custom filed Finish Variance please follow the steps below:

1. Create the following custom fields:

  • Finish
  • Baseline Finish

2.  Go to: Tools/Custom fields and press "Ins" button

Finish Variance

3. in "Title" field enter "Finish Variance"

Finish Variance

4. in "Code" field enter "cf_finish_variance"

Finish Variance

5. in "Type" field select "Duration" and click "Ok" button

Finish Variance

6. in "Formula" field enter the following formula:

$cf_finish - $cf_baseline_finish

Finish Variance

7. to display the value of Finish Variance custom field on Task List or Task Tree please go to Task List or Task Tree, click Task List Columns or Task Tree Columns button   and check the custom field "Finish Variance"

Finish Variance


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