If you applied an earned value table or inserted an earned value field, only to find all the values to be $0.00, it's likely that you're missing one or more of the pieces of information needed by Microsoft Project to calculate earned value fields.
For an earned value to be calculated, you must have all of the following items in your project plan:
• A saved baseline
• Resources assigned to tasks
• Costs associated with assigned resources
• Actual progress information
If you saved a baseline and you're seeing all zeros except in the EAC and BAC columns, you're probably close to the beginning of your project and haven't entered any tracking information yet. As time goes by and you start entering task progress data, those numbers will start changing to reflect the schedule and current progress.
If you saved a baseline and you're seeing all zeros in the SV, CV, and VAC columns, your project is running exactly as planned, with no positive or negative variances recorded at all. Make sure that all your tracking information is entered and up to date. If it is, and you're still seeing all those zeros, you're precisely on schedule and on budget.
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