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Smartsheet Tips: Tracking Baseline Schedule Variance

In project management, a baseline schedule is used to measure how performance deviates from the original plan. The baseline defines what planners hope the project will look like, and is important to help assess project performance, determine earned value, and improve estimating for future projects. Establishing the baseline schedule is the formal end of the project planning phase and the beginning of the project execution and control phases. Monitoring the difference between the project baseline and the actual schedule is critical to success as changes can drastically impact dates of deliverables.
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Remember how time consuming the document signing process used to be? You would create the document, print out multiple copies, physically flag the sections that needed signatures, place the sets of documents in an envelope and then mail them out. Once the recipient received the documents, they would sign them, and if there was anyone else who needed to sign, the process would repeat itself until complete.

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use Email to Manage Work

“You’ve got mail!” Remember when the little ding and the automated voice alerting you of new messages made you run to your computer, excited to read emails? Back then, a new email was probably from a friend or family member, and it was somewhat of a special occasion to receive one and write back. How things have changed. Today, we get hundreds of emails a week, from promotions to sales pitches to newsletters. And, on top of all that, email seems to be the new form of communication at the workplace, with colleagues and bosses emailing about every single thing (rather than walking up to you and asking). Now, it would really be a special occasion if we didn’t receive any email at work.
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New in Smartsheet: Gantt and calendar on reports
Save time and gain greater control over your work with Smartsheet’s newest features. With Gantt and calendar views on summary reports and enhanced update requests, you now have more power to choose the level of detail you want to share. You can send a project rollup to executives or share a single row to an external collaborator for a quick status update. We’re also announcing a new self-service experience that lets you easily manage and configure accounts at any time with user auto-provisioning and authentication settings, for Enterprise users only.
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