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Page 1 of 4 MGMT404 Week 1 iLab Tutorial Transcript Narrator: In this tutorial, we will be walking through this week’s Microsoft Project exercise. For this week, we’ll be changing the Microsoft Project standard settings. Before doing that, let’s access Microsoft Project through the DeVry iLab. You can find a link to the DeVry iLab in the weekly iLab pages or in the “Course home.” Let’s get started. The first thing that we’ll do is set some project information variables. This ensures that we are all using the same settings. First, change the start date and the current date. From the menu, choose “Project,” then “Project information.” Change the start date to January 1, 2006. We’re using this date for the assignment, so that everyone’s simulated project looks the same. Click “Okay.” Now, let’s change some of the options. From the menu toolbar, select “Tools,” then “Options.” A new window will appear. Select the “General” tab and type your name in the user name field. Next, let’s set the workweek. Select the ”Calendar” tab, then choose, “Saturday.” Since the workweek begins on Saturday, making this the default starting workday for the workweek will better align the actual work hours to the scheduled tasks. We will keep Saturdays and Sundays as non-workdays. Select the “Set as default” button for the changes to take effect for all projects. Next, let’s set the project start date. Select the “Schedule” tab, then choose, “Start on project start date” next to “New tasks”. All schedules will be developed and maintained by defining the date the project begins. This includes any planning or initiation activities. By setting the start date, we can better estimate how long a project will take. Set the task type to “Fixed Duration” to facilitate project schedule development and consistency. Understanding task types is very important. MS Project defines three task types. The task type determines how MS Project calculates duration, work, or hours and resource unit assignments. Setting the wrong task type will cause MS Project to recalculate schedules
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course MGMT 404 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Arlington.

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