The project manager is expected to forecast phase and milestone completion dates and other critical project parameters on a periodic basis. Frequency of reporting is a function of project duration and type but should be monthly at most and more often if appropriate.
When a project manager submits status in PDWare Portfolio, ALL fields on the Project Data sheet as well as milestone names and dates are saved to the status history database table.
Immediately after a successful project life cycle phase transition review, the project schedule baseline should be set and status submitted. (The resource plan baseline should also be set; currently that is a separate operation – see Resource Baselines and Actuals below.)