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Start Variance Custom Field

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Start Variance

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

Start Variance = Start - Baseline Start

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

Start Variance

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

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

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

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

  1. Create the following custom fields:
  2. Go to: Tools/Custom fields and press "Ins" button
  3. Start Variance

  4. In "Title" field enter "Start Variance"
  5. Start Variance

  6. In "Code" field enter "cf_start_variance"
  7. Start Variance

  8. In "Type" field select "Duration" and click "Ok" button
  9. Start Variance

  10. In "Formula" field enter the following formula:
  11. $cf_start - $cf_baseline_start

    Start Variance

  12. To display the value of Start 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 "Start Variance"
  13. Start Variance


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