The plan can be used as a baseline to measure actual performance. When the actual performance is compared to the baseline the variance can be examined to determine the extent and nature of corrective action required to ensure that targets are met. As a consequence, the schedule will change to reflect changing circumstances.
- What you will do – the tasks needed to complete the project
- When you will do it – the duration required for the tasks
- How you will do it – the resources required to undertake the tasks.