Creating a Component for Storing the Project Baseline

After creating the PVOB, the next task is to create a component to store the project baseline.

Using a composite baseline to represent the project is easier than keeping track of a set of baselines, one for each component. This enables you to dedicate one component for storing the project baseline.

To ensure that nobody creates elements in this component, you create a component without a VOB root directory. A component that has no VOB root directory cannot store its own elements.

To create a component without a VOB root directory you use the Project Explorer. This is the graphical user interface (GUI) through which you create, manage, and view information about projects.