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Work Variance

Work Variance custom field shows the difference between the originally planned work of a task Baseline Work and the currently scheduled Work. VIP Task Manager Professional automatically calculates Work Variance by the following formula: Work Variance = Work - Baseline Work

Work Variance custom field helps estimate whether your currently scheduled work coincides with originally planned baseline work. For example, you scheduled work 4 months ago. by viewing Work Variance custom field you will be able to estimate your actual progress.

If the value of Work Variance custom field is with negative format, you scheduled less work for the task than it was originally estimated.  

If the value of Work Variance custom field is with positive format, you scheduled more work for the task than it was originally estimated.

If the value of Work Variance custom field is zero, the currently scheduled work is the same as the originally estimated work.

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

  1. Create the following custom fields:
    • Work
    • Baseline Work
  2.   Go to: Tools/Custom fields and press "Ins" button
  3. in "Title" field enter "Work Variance"

  4. In "Code" field enter "cf_work_variance"

  5. In "Type" field select "Duration" and click "Ok" button
  6. in "Formula" field enter the following formula:
  7. $cf_work - $cf_baseline_work

  8. to display the value of custom field Work Variance 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 "Work Variance" 

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