Project Management Quick Reference Guide1

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Project Management Quick Reference Guide for Project 2010 Before beginning a new project, an organization must determine whether the project fits its strategic goals. Executives should classify proposed projects that focus on mission-critical activities as high-priority and projects that are peripheral to organization goals as lower priority. Before work begins, an executive sponsor should be identified. The organization should complete a high-level evaluation of the project’s business case , its limitations, and its technical and financial requirements. Finally, a project manager should be identified, who can then set up a project plan in Microsoft Project 2010. 1. Create a new project file To create a new blank project in Project, click the File tab. Click New , and then click Blank Project . To create a new project from a template, click the File tab. Select a template from Templates (local), Office Online Templates (Web), or Project Server Templates . 2. Set the project start date Click the File tab, and then click Info . On the right side of the Information page, select a date in the Start Date box. 3. Define the project calendar Click the Project tab. In the Properties group, click Change Working Time . Identify working and non-working days and times for
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Project Management Quick Reference Guide for Project 2010 your project. 4. Save the project file click the File tab. Click Save . In the File name box, type the project name. If you are publishing the project to Microsoft Office Project Server 2010, type the name of the project and include any values for custom fields that are required by your organization. In the planning stage, you devise a workable scheme to accomplish the project’s goals. To do this, you identify the project’s milestones, deliverables, and tasks. This plan can be your work breakdown structure (WBS). You develop and refine the schedule, and identify the resources required to implement the project. 1. Enter tasks Click the View tab. In the Task Views group, click Gantt Chart . In the Task Name field, enter tasks. Tasks can also include summary tasks, milestones, and WBS items. 2. Decide how you want to schedule tasks In Project 2010, you can now schedule tasks manually in addition to having Project automatically schedule them. Select the scheduling method after you enter a new task by clicking one of the following in the Task Mode column: Manually scheduled With this method, Project won't move a task after it is created,
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Project Management Quick Reference Guide for Project 2010 even when resources are assigned to it, or tasks get linked to it, or if the Project calendar changes. New tasks are manually scheduled by default.
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course MGMT 404 taught by Professor Currie during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Chicago.

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