Schedule Baseline

According to many project management experts, time is the most important variable that has the potential to impact the chance of success to realize the project management plan. Schedule baseline is the schedule planned by the project team and approved by the necessary stakeholders.

Listed as a part of baseline artifacts in project management, it is likely to be useful in:

By creating a baseline schedule, the goal is having the means to compare our progress on execution of the project to where we aimed to be at that time of the project. More simply, the schedule baseline is necessary used to be used for measuring and monitoring the performance of a project. To do this the delivered work should be compared against the baselined plan for a determined time or time interval.

In projects with waterfall approach, Schedule baseline is used and it can be changed only by applying formal change control process and by following the guidance of a change control plan. 

See also:

Scope Baseline

Budget Baseline

Milestone Schedule