As a project progresses, changes naturally occur that were not anticipated during original planning. To manage the controls around this, in 4castplus, a project’s Baseline Estimate can only be changed with the creation of a Change Order. This is to ensure that changes are tracked explicitly and can be reported on to show project progress details. More about how Change Orders are handled:
- In 4castplus, changes to a Baselined project’s WBS will require the user to provide a Change-Order number to make that change to the WBS
- Change Orders can be created easily and an approval process can be applied to the Change Order
- These changes will only be reflected in the current Forecast forward. This controls the progress reports of when the change occurred.