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PRJ: BCWS Incorrect If Fix Cost Deleted After Plan Set
Article ID: 103201 - View products that this article applies to.
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In Microsoft Project, BCWS (Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled), BCWP (Budgeted Cost of Work Performed) and BAC [Budget At Completion (Planned Cost)] appear incorrect if the fixed cost for the task is deleted AFTER the plan is set.
In Microsoft Project, BCWS, BCWP and BAC are calculated fields that use the planned cost. The planned cost is updated manually by selecting Tracking from the Tools menu and then choosing Save Baseline in Project 2007 and earlier versions, or by selecting Set Baseline from the Project tab and then choosing Set Baseline in Project 2010. (Note that in Microsoft Project version 4.0 and later versions, the planned cost is called Baseline) In Microsoft Project version 3.0, the planned cost is updated manually by choosing Set Plan from the Options menu. Therefore, when the fixed cost of a task changes, the change will not be reflected in BCWS, BCWP or BAC until the plan is reset. The calculation for Planned Cost, BCWS, and BCWP are as follows:
For more information on how these fields work, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Planned Cost = All Resource Costs + Fixed Costs. BCWS = Planned Percent Complete * Planned Cost(BAC) BCWP = Percent Complete * Planned Cost (BAC)
budgeted and earned and variance and schedule
Use the following steps to have the BCWS, BCWP and BAC calculate correctly.
Microsoft Project 2010
Microsoft Project Version 4.0-2007
Microsoft Project Version 3.0
Article ID: 103201 - Last Review: September 19, 2011 - Revision: 5.0