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Microsoft Project 2010 70-178

Create a New Project

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What is Project Management?

Create a New Project

00:00:01 - This series of four Nuggets is focused on one point zero
00:00:03 - Initializing Project.
00:00:06 - Not initializing a project, for those of you who are project management specialists
00:00:12 - who are, follow, the PMBOK guide and the first step in project
00:00:16 - management is project initiation. We're not talking about project
00:00:20 - initiation in this series of Nuggets. We're talking about initializing
00:00:23 - the tool called Microsoft Project.
00:00:29 - Your exam has broken initializing the project down into four
00:00:33 - segments. One point one, which is what this Nugget is focused on, create
00:00:37 - a new project. How do we take Microsoft Project and set it up
00:00:42 - and begin to create a project work breakdown structure within
00:00:47 - the tool. The next three Nuggets in this segment of the exam prep
00:00:52 - series is one point two, creating and maintaining calendars.
00:00:56 - One point three, create custom fields. And one point four customize
00:01:01 - option settings. But for now let's focus on one point one, create
00:01:06 - a new project and let's fire up Microsoft Project and see how
00:01:10 - we do this inside the tool. So here we are in Microsoft Project.
00:01:15 - If you remember from the introduction, most of our file maintenance
00:01:19 - activities are done under the backstage. And we get there by
00:01:23 - clicking on the file tab and that takes us to the backstage.
00:01:29 - We have the ability to save, save as. We're not into saving
00:01:32 - yet we're into creating a new project. So there is an option
00:01:36 - down here for new.
00:01:38 - And if we click new we have various options available to us. We can
00:01:43 - start from an absolute blank project. We can look at recent
00:01:47 - templates. We can now look at specific templates that I have created
00:01:51 - specific for the work that I do for my organization. We
00:01:55 - can create a new project using an old existing project as
00:01:59 - a model. We can have existing project plans that have been
00:02:04 - created in Microsoft Excel. Now, you may have been using Excel
00:02:08 - or some of your peers may be using Excel as a project management
00:02:13 - tool and you've decided to take your project management to
00:02:16 - the next level of complexity and you're ready to move from
00:02:20 - Excel into Microsoft Project. The good news is that's a fairly
00:02:24 - easy and straightforward process. We can bring it from a share point
00:02:29 - task list. So again if you're using share point and you've got a
00:02:32 - project task list within, embedded into your share point site,
00:02:37 - we can point Microsoft Project to that share point site
00:02:40 - and get the project imported from there. We can bring in templates
00:02:45 - from on line or we can look at various other options. So let's
00:02:50 - take the most simple. Let's say we're going to create with a blank
00:02:53 - project and we're going to create it from absolute scratch.
00:03:01 - And as soon you click that new button this prompt for project
00:03:05 - information comes up and it's going to say when does your project
00:03:08 - start? And it's going to default to today's date. But often your project
00:03:12 - isn't going to start on today's date. You're going to spend a period of time
00:03:16 - planning the project and the project may not start for let's
00:03:19 - say a couple of weeks. The finish date is not filled in because
00:03:25 - the finish date is going to be calculated by Microsoft Project
00:03:28 - for you. And you're going to tell Microsoft Project how you want the project
00:03:33 - to be scheduled. Do you want the project to be scheduled from the
00:03:35 - start date or the finish date. You have the two options and I hope
00:03:40 - it's quite obvious the way it works if you're telling
00:03:43 - the project Microsoft Project to schedule from the start date
00:03:47 - based on the date we put in here September the fifth the first
00:03:52 - task is going to take three days, the second task is going to
00:03:54 - take ten days and the combination of all the tasks is going
00:03:57 - to take two hundred and fifty six days. And Microsoft Project
00:04:00 - will calculate the finish date for you. You have the option
00:04:04 - of having Microsoft Project work the opposite way. You would
00:04:07 - then define the finish date. This project must be completed
00:04:12 - by the end of November because I need to have this project
00:04:17 - operational before the first of December because it is required
00:04:20 - for my Christmas season work. And therefore, again, it must
00:04:26 - be done by this date, and then it will work backwards and
00:04:29 - it will tell you when the project must be started by even if
00:04:33 - it must be started by prior to today, to allow it to be done
00:04:37 - on the end of November based on the conditions that you've
00:04:41 - given it. So a little bit of a startup information that we require
00:04:44 - to give to MSP to let it do its job.
00:04:49 - It knows what today's date is. Not so relevant for planning
00:04:53 - but as we get into working in the project the ability to maintain
00:04:57 - the current date is important.
00:05:00 - You may actually be entering your actuals from your team members on
00:05:03 - a Tuesday or a Wednesday but the actuals are as of a Friday. So again,
00:05:09 - let's do a little imagination it's August the twenty third.
00:05:12 - We have captured our actuals from our team members from the prior week, so
00:05:16 - we would say that the current date is actually the nineteenth
00:05:20 - instead of today's date.
00:05:24 - The status date, similar approach, and talk on calendars and
00:05:29 - next Nugget is focused on calendar management. So we'll leave that
00:05:32 - for future discussion. We click okay and our new project is
00:05:37 - ready to go with a little information pop up from Microsoft
00:05:41 - Project telling us there our new tasks are scheduled in manual
00:05:44 - mode. Again that's an option setting that we'll discuss in the
00:05:48 - fourth Nugget in this series. But now we're ready to start
00:05:53 - creating our project.
00:05:55 - New project. And we begin to fill in our project information
00:06:00 - Again, something that we will be discussing in the later series
00:06:04 - of Nuggets in this series.
00:06:09 - Right now we're focused on creating a new project and we look
00:06:13 - at option number one which was, new
00:06:18 - blank project, and we hit the create button. And although this is
00:06:22 - the first method that I walked you through for creating a new project
00:06:26 - in MSP I would say this is my least preferred, least recommended
00:06:32 - approach. Simply because I believe as a project manager
00:06:37 - I should never be or very rarely would I ever be starting a
00:06:41 - project from a pure blank screen. I would always find some existing
00:06:47 - project. So I may want to create from a new existing project
00:06:51 - or I may have, again, a previous project that was put together
00:06:55 - in Microsoft Excel or
00:06:58 - I originally put together in Microsoft Excel. Or from a share
00:07:02 - point site or from, or from, or from, various other options. So again
00:07:07 - my recommendation is, although the front and center is start
00:07:11 - your project from a blank project I would recommend you should
00:07:14 - be using templates, or you should be using existing projects
00:07:18 - for your project plan. So let's look at our next option. Let's look at
00:07:22 - creating a new project from templates.
00:07:26 - And you'll see that I have no recent templates because this is a brand
00:07:30 - new implementation of Microsoft Project 10.
00:07:34 - So as I begin to work with templates this will get populated. So
00:07:37 - that's move back to my home page for new
00:07:42 - and look at various templates that are available to me provided by
00:07:45 - Microsoft Project themselves. So let's look at office com,
00:07:49 - for templates. And we see there are folders for business plans,
00:07:54 - community plans. So here is a training roll-out initiative
00:07:58 - and plan.
00:08:00 - So let's click download and see what Microsoft Project has given
00:08:03 - to us as a template to keep us from having to start from
00:08:07 - that proverbial blank page.
00:08:11 - So, again my recommendation is find something somewhere. It
00:08:17 - may be on Microsoft office dot-com. It may be in a template
00:08:21 - folder in your own organization. It may be in a template folder
00:08:26 - on your own hard drive. But find someone, somewhere that has
00:08:31 - done something similar to what you,
00:08:34 - you want to do for your project and then model it.
00:08:38 - Then adjust it. Then tweak it and tune it but don't start from a blank
00:08:42 - page. To me it's far easier to say okay I'm going to create a training
00:08:46 - role out initiative and plan. And do I need to do that? Yes they
00:08:50 - need to do that. Do I need to create a list of target departments
00:08:54 - No I don't, so I'm simply going to delete that task and begin
00:08:57 - to customize. But to me a project management best practice not
00:09:01 - a Microsoft Project best practice, but a project management
00:09:04 - best practice is find something that's been similar to your project
00:09:09 - requirements and reuse. And again I'm getting a little off topic
00:09:13 - because the focus here is on using Microsoft Project. And how
00:09:19 - to create a new project in Microsoft Project. But again I want
00:09:23 - to emphasize why I believe it's important to find that template
00:09:27 - out there that's similar to what you're doing and work from there.
00:09:31 - Our next potential option for working inside Microsoft Project
00:09:35 - to get started is to create a new project from an Excel workbook.
00:09:42 - So when you click on the new Excel workbook it's going to take
00:09:46 - you into a standard browse mode. You're going to point yourself to the
00:09:49 - appropriate location on your your hard disk or the network
00:09:51 - drive and you're going to find that existing Excel spreadsheet
00:09:56 - that has your project plan, structure that you want to move
00:10:00 - into Microsoft Project. Now, I hope this is a self-evident
00:10:04 - statement but I'm going to make it, this Excel spreadsheet
00:10:08 - needs to have a strong resemblance to a project plan. It needs
00:10:15 - to identify the tasks that your project needs to complete. It
00:10:19 - should have some basis of schedule information. It may have
00:10:22 - a start date it may have a finish date, it may have a length
00:10:26 - of the task. It may have some concept of the estimate
00:10:30 - for the work that should be done. But it's going to have some
00:10:32 - of the rudimentarial information that we would consider to
00:10:36 - be a project plan. I almost said Microsoft Project plan, but a project
00:10:41 - plan. You can't take an Excel spreadsheet that you are using
00:10:45 - to track your children's weight
00:10:49 - and that's something that I have actually done and I find very
00:10:51 - interesting. I've tracked my children's weight on a monthly basis
00:10:54 - and compare my various children's weight at the same age and it's
00:10:57 - it's quite interesting. Totally off topic. You can't take a Microsoft
00:11:01 - Excel spreadsheet that has no resemblance to a project schedule,
00:11:07 - project plan, and expect Microsoft Project be able to import it
00:11:11 - and do some magic and create a schedule from that. But again
00:11:14 - if you're your basic Excel spreadsheet looks like, smells like,
00:11:19 - acts like a project plan chances are we can import it into Microsoft
00:11:23 - Project quite successfully. So we're going to say yes that's
00:11:26 - my sample plan and we're going to click open. Now it's going
00:11:30 - to take this into a project import wizard that's going to attempt
00:11:33 - to allow us to create our Microsoft Project plan. So we click next
00:11:39 - and the first and it's going to say, do you have a map? Well, what's
00:11:42 - a map? A map is what we're going use to identify the various
00:11:46 - columns in my Excel spreadsheet and tell Microsoft Project this
00:11:50 - column equates to, is the same as this information component,
00:11:56 - this data field inside Microsoft Project. So if this is the
00:12:00 - first time we've done it we'll be using a new map. Or if this is a
00:12:03 - repeating process, we have a number of excel spreadsheets
00:12:06 - all looking much the same that we're going to use for import
00:12:09 - we can create a map and then reuse the map. In our instance it's
00:12:13 - new. We're going to click next and we're going to tell Microsoft
00:12:17 - Project what do we want to do with this? Is this a brand new project
00:12:20 - In this instance it is. Or it's got the extra facility to allow
00:12:23 - you to append data to an active project or to merge data into an active
00:12:28 - project. We're going to click next
00:12:31 - and it's going to say what kind of data do you have in this
00:12:35 - Excel spreadsheet. My expectation is most Excel spreadsheets
00:12:39 - are probably going to be a task based excel spreadsheet. It
00:12:42 - identifies all of the tasks for your project plan and
00:12:47 - it's going to have appropriate task based information. Start dates
00:12:51 - finish dates, durations and whatever.
00:12:54 - More sophisticated Excel spreadsheets may also identify the
00:12:58 - resources who are working on your project. Information about the
00:13:00 - Tom the Dick the Sally's who are working on your project and
00:13:04 - even more sophisticated spreadsheets may have actual assignment
00:13:08 - of the resources to the tasks. But I would say that's a very
00:13:11 - sophisticated spreadsheet. I would assume most spreadsheets
00:13:15 - are going to be relatively straightforward and identify the
00:13:18 - task information only. And that our Excel spreadsheet probably
00:13:23 - does have a row one which is going to contain the headers
00:13:27 - the names of our various columns and we'll click next.
00:13:31 - And now this is where Microsoft Project does its very best
00:13:36 - to take the information out of spreadsheet and move into Microsoft
00:13:40 - Project. So my spreadsheet had a field called WBS name.
00:13:46 - Microsoft Project doesn't know anything about something called
00:13:49 - WBS name so it says it's not mapped. Well we won't get to know
00:13:54 - the Microsoft name fields later but I can tell you that there
00:13:59 - is a field in Microsoft Project called name
00:14:03 - and that is the equivalent of a task name. So I'm just simply going to go
00:14:07 - ahead and say go ahead and take that information out of my
00:14:10 - WBS name field and here it's showing down here, and let's move
00:14:14 - it into the Microsoft Project field called name.
00:14:18 - I have another column, column B in my spreadsheet called length
00:14:22 - Again Microsoft project doesn't know anything about length
00:14:26 - but I happen to know there's a field in Microsoft project called
00:14:29 - duration and duration, in my humble opinion, is the same as
00:14:34 - length, so I'm going to map my field called length into Microsoft
00:14:39 - Project. And again we're beginning to see what it's doing it's
00:14:42 - taking money
00:14:43 - name field, it's mapped it to the Microsoft project field called name
00:14:48 - and here's the data in my spreadsheet. I have a field in
00:14:51 - my excel spreadsheet called length.
00:14:53 - I told that to move it to duration and look at that they're
00:14:57 - the length of my various tasks. Microsoft Project did
00:15:01 - some magic for me. I had a field in my spreadsheet called start
00:15:04 - and it says hey I know what start is. I'm going to do this automatically
00:15:08 - for Steve. Same thing a field called finish, and a field called notes
00:15:12 - So it's done all that for me automatically and I'm going to say, yeah, that's starting to
00:15:16 - look pretty good. Let's go ahead and say next and it says,
00:15:20 - okay I'm all done. I'm ready to do the import. Is this a map
00:15:25 - that you want to reuse as I discussed in the introduction
00:15:28 - of of this import wizard. We could save it in this instance
00:15:32 - is no, this is a one-off I'm not going to bother to save, I'm
00:15:35 - simply going to say finish,
00:15:36 - and let Microsoft Project do the import and it has created this
00:15:41 - project plan for me from my Excel spreadsheet
00:15:46 - There's my task name, my duration. And if I move this over, there's my start
00:15:50 - date, my finish date. And if I do a toggle and bring out my
00:15:54 - Excel spreadsheet we're going to see, hey
00:15:58 - there's the raw information that I had in the spreadsheet
00:16:03 - and there it is in Microsoft Project. So a very fast and easy way
00:16:08 - to get data out of Excel from all of those existing project
00:16:12 - plans that you've been managing using Excel into project.
00:16:17 - So now I'm just going to X out of
00:16:18 - that particular plan and go back and look at our other options
00:16:22 - available to us for creating a new plan. We don't need this
00:16:27 - one anymore either, that's the template that we've brought down
00:16:29 - for Microsoft Project.
00:16:32 - So we'll go back to file backstage and look at our options
00:16:37 - under new. We had the blank project. Works quite well shoes
00:16:42 - for some basic information, prompts you for how Microsoft Project should
00:16:46 - deal with the the new project. Schedule from start schedule
00:16:49 - from finish. Works quite well. Steve doesn't recommend using
00:16:53 - the blank project. Where possible we should try to find an existing
00:16:58 - plan whether it is a Microsoft Project plan, a template or an
00:17:02 - Excel workbook to build from.
00:17:05 - We have now been working with templates a little bit so
00:17:08 - that particular aspect has been populated so this is where
00:17:11 - we can begin to use our repository of knowledge. If I go back
00:17:16 - to my home on my backstage I have my templates. This is
00:17:20 - where I can specifically store these are key templates that
00:17:25 - I believe are valuable to me and I want to use on a go forward
00:17:29 - basis. You'll notice a difference. Under recent templates I have
00:17:34 - various aspects I've been working on. My training plan, my dream
00:17:38 - home and so on
00:17:40 - If I go and look at my template I only have the information
00:17:44 - that I downloaded from office dot com. Microsoft Project distinguishes
00:17:50 - between the types and styles of templates to allow you to better
00:17:54 - manage and better organize how you want this information presented
00:17:58 - to you to make you as quick and effective as possible.
00:18:04 - New from existing is an option we didn't discuss. If we click
00:18:07 - on new from existing all it's going to do is say okay browse
00:18:11 - to an existing folder. So, again, here are the various sample files
00:18:16 - that I have on my hard drive that are out there for you on
00:18:21 - Nuggetlab.com and I can say, here's my plan I want to create a new
00:18:27 - project plan from that one
00:18:31 - And literally all it's doing is opening up that project plan. So it create
00:18:35 - from existing is really no different than open an existing
00:18:40 - file and beginning to model from that.
00:18:44 - They've simply moved the functionality to the new tab to make it
00:18:48 - make it everything you could ever possibly want to do related
00:18:52 - to creating a new plan in the same space. We talked about new
00:18:56 - from an Excel workbook. The last option available to us
00:19:00 - under new is new from a share point task list. Now I do not
00:19:05 - have share point running in this particular instance so I can't
00:19:08 - take you through the whole import process but it's actually
00:19:12 - prior less painless to do an import from a share point task
00:19:16 - list than it was to do for my Excel workbook. We simply say
00:19:20 - here's my site URL, share point.
00:19:26 - dot site dot mine.
00:19:30 - You identify the specific task lists that are available inside
00:19:33 - share point, you click ok and that task list is going to come
00:19:38 - down into Microsoft Project. We don't have to do the mapping
00:19:42 - Why don't we have to do the mapping? Share point is a Microsoft
00:19:45 - Project or Microsoft product. Microsoft Project is a Microsoft
00:19:50 - product the mapping is done for you automatically as a result
00:19:54 - of using the two Microsoft products in the same environment.
00:20:00 - And that's it. Creating a new project inside Microsoft project
00:20:08 - is as straightforward as selecting which one of these options
00:20:11 - work best for you and then going from there
00:20:17 - So now let's look at a couple of other features on our backstage
00:20:20 - that are related to creating new projects. And one of those items
00:20:25 - is recent. And this is nothing new or wonderful or special
00:20:28 - to Microsoft Project. Microsoft project will track the
00:20:32 - most recent files that you've opened. So therefore again if
00:20:35 - you've been working on a project plan for some time and you
00:20:38 - think that is a good candidate for creating a new project from,
00:20:42 - using it as a model it may well be in your recent list. Standard
00:20:47 - functionality Microsoft Office.
00:20:51 - A couple of points on recent for Microsoft Project. The recent
00:20:54 - list has a maximum of seventeen project plans that you can
00:20:58 - save or that it will track in recent. If you are a very active
00:21:02 - project manager and tracking versions of your project plan
00:21:06 - your recent can certainly very quickly move beyond
00:21:11 - the maximum of seventeen. So Microsoft has created this ability
00:21:16 - that says my dream home is my master I really like my dream
00:21:21 - home I would like it always appear in my
00:21:24 - recent list and this template that I downloaded from Microsoft
00:21:29 - is also something I really care about so I'm simply going to pin
00:21:33 - those to my recent and therefore my recent scrolling most
00:21:38 - recent is going to be now a seventeen instance list where these
00:21:43 - two are pinned to the plan. Or pinned to the screen. Now
00:21:48 - another couple of comments. My dream home has an extension of and
00:21:52 - Microsoft project plan. This template that I downloaded from
00:21:58 - Microsoft office dot com, has an extension of MPT Microsoft
00:22:04 - project template.
00:22:07 - What's the distinction between an MPP plan and an MPT
00:22:11 - template. It's the same as the distinction between a dot DOC
00:22:16 - and a dot DOT. Between an XLS and between an excel
00:22:21 - A dot, a T extension is designed to be a template
00:22:27 - it's there as a model. It's there to be opened and customized and
00:22:31 - saved as a unique instance of, where the MPP is designed
00:22:36 - to be, this is my active working document that I am actively
00:22:40 - working on day in day out on my project
00:22:44 - So just a couple of comments on the recent. Again a very common
00:22:47 - area where we would be going in to open existing files. To move
00:22:51 - forward. To create a new project plan from. And one final comment
00:22:56 - I'll leave you with when you're opening existing files as the
00:23:00 - model that you're going to build a new project plan from and it applies
00:23:03 - whether you use this button here, new from existing project
00:23:07 - or you simply click the open button. They're going to take
00:23:10 - you to the same place. It's going to take you to a browse window
00:23:13 - and it's browsing for files of Microsoft project plan format
00:23:19 - You may be browsing to the appropriate folder and you're not
00:23:23 - seeing a very old, and I will stress very old Microsoft project
00:23:29 - plan file. You know it's in the folder, but you're
00:23:33 - not seeing it
00:23:35 - Will Microsoft project open Microsoft project ten
00:23:41 - open files in a format earlier than Microsoft Project two thousand?
00:23:45 - The answer is yes but you have to tell it that you want it to open
00:23:49 - these really old files. How do you do that?
00:23:54 - Under options
00:23:57 - we have trust center. And under trust center we have the ability
00:24:02 - to set trust center settings and in here it's saying do not open
00:24:09 - these really old files. Microsoft refers to them as legacy
00:24:13 - file formats. I call them really old files. The default is
00:24:18 - it's not going to let you open these really old files. You can
00:24:22 - change that option to say yes I want to open them but I want
00:24:25 - you to remind me that I'm going into a really really old file
00:24:29 - that maybe I should be a little careful that a lot of the features
00:24:31 - and functions, and that's the reason Microsoft Project has
00:24:34 - done this. They have substantially extended the data model
00:24:39 - that's used to drive Microsoft Project and these old legacy formats
00:24:43 - still have all of the data that's really needed to make Microsoft
00:24:47 - Project work as optimally as it should so they didn't want to
00:24:50 - be automatically bringing in these very old files without all
00:24:53 - the data. So that's why, again, the default is don't
00:24:58 - Maybe you want to be able to see them and model them, recognizing
00:25:01 - that you're going to have to do a little extra effort to bring them
00:25:04 - up to snuff for 2010 standards. Or you want it to happen automatically
00:25:09 - Which ever option you you feel most comfortable with you'll
00:25:14 - set it
00:25:16 - Go back to our file open and I do not have any
00:25:22 - of the really old legacy files there but they will now be appearing
00:25:26 - in my browse window and would allow me to open them.
00:25:31 - And that concludes our discussion on new project creation
00:25:37 - inside project ten.
00:25:40 - This concludes our Nugget on one point one, create a new
00:25:43 - project. This Nugget focused on backstage file functionality
00:25:50 - Backstage functionality related to creating a new project. We
00:25:54 - explored various options. Creating a brand new project from
00:25:58 - scratch and filling in the basic information that Microsoft
00:26:02 - Project needs to operate the project itself. We discussed
00:26:07 - bringing in templates from office dot-com. We discussed bringing
00:26:12 - in templates from our own network drives. We discussed bringing
00:26:16 - in templates from our own hard drive and the advantages of bringing
00:26:20 - in templates being that we don't start from the blank screen
00:26:25 - We have a model we have a sample and we begin to customize
00:26:28 - from that. We explored importing data from excel work books
00:26:34 - that in plan format. Not Microsoft Project plan format but
00:26:39 - WBS planning formats creating the maps to allow that to
00:26:44 - effectively and seamlessly import into Microsoft Project. We
00:26:48 - discussed bringing in existing task lists from share point and
00:26:53 - the ease with which we can take a share point task list, bring
00:26:56 - it into Microsoft Project to again provide better project management
00:27:01 - capabilities. And we finally explored a few options for simply
00:27:05 - opening up existing Microsoft project plans MPP files on
00:27:10 - your hard drive, on your network, somewhere in your organization
00:27:14 - and again using those as options for creating new plans as
00:27:19 - opposed to the starting from the proverbial blank page. The final
00:27:24 - aspect we discussed in this Nugget was dealing with the old
00:27:28 - legacy pre two thousand releases of Microsoft Project and what
00:27:33 - we need to do to be able to bring those it no project ten
00:27:40 - This concludes our Nugget on one point one, create a new project
00:27:43 - I hope this module has been informative for you and thank you
00:27:46 - very much for viewing.

Create and Maintain Calendars

Create Custom Fields

Customize Options Settings

Setup Project Information & Create a Logical Project Structure

Create a Logical Schedule Module

Create a User Controlled Schedule

Manage Multiple Projects

Enter and Edit Resource Information

Assign Resources

Edit Assignments

Manage Resource Allocation

Manage Resource Allocation using Team Planner

Model Project Costs

Setting Project Baseline and Tracking Percentage Completion

Setting Project Baseline and Tracking Percentage Completion 2

Comparing Progress Against a Baseline

Comparing Progress Against a Baseline – Remedial Actions

Task Inspector, Critical Path and Earned Value Management

Using Views and Tables

Fine Tuning Views and Tables

Share Data with External Sources

Print Schedules and Reports

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