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Trend Line Chart for Baseline Report


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Hi WF Community, 

Not thinking this is doable based on current functionality in Workfront's reporting engine, but thought I'd pose the question here in case someone has found a creative way of doing so:


  • Create a baseline report with a trend line chart that maps the baseline Duration (days) based on Entry Date of the baselines being created




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Hi @NickVa1,


By coincidence, we've just developed a Multi-Baseline report, which will be released as an optional add-in under our Roadmap solution. In short, it lets you:


  • tag Tasks with SysAdmin-definable icons (e.g. Approval.png, Go-Live.png)
  • set filters for the Projects (e.g. Current), Tasks (e.g. icon-tagged), and Baselines (e.g. created within the last 6 months)
  • choose a timeframe (e.g. beginning of this year until 2 years from now)
  • set additional options (e.g. use Planned vs Projected Dates, etc.)
  • view the report


What then comes back is a row for each Project across the selected timeframe, with an in-color icon for each of the tagged tasks, followed by a row for each baseline matching the filter, with a matching grey icon for each of the tagged tasks...but using the date from the baseline(s):





As a result, you can then see the "slippage" over time as plans moved and baselines (whether Default or not) were taken...which is super cool, and getting dangerously close to the idea I mentioned of eventually animating such slippages.


Happy to chat further with anyone who'd like more information via doug.denhoed@atappstore.com




Interesting, Doug!  Looks like a good product, and definitely a helpful add-on to standard Workfront features.


We're using Fusion to create baselines when projects are "extended out", but the reporting of that data, at least in a visually-pleasing manner, is something to be desired.  

I'll keep your Roadmap product in mind.