Week 3 Tutorial 3 Weekly Introduction
Creating a Project Schedule and Creating Calendars and Scheduling Tasks and
Durations for the Project
Simulation for this week:
ViewPoint Partners Tutorial 1 introduced you to project management terminology and
the Project 2010 user interface. In addition, you established the project goal, which is to
install the equipment and software for the company’s five AV presentation rooms within
a time frame of three months and within a budget of $100,000. Meeting the project goal
will determine the success of the project. Now you are ready to use your knowledge
about Project 2010 as the project manager at ViewPoint Partners. You have to define
the specific tasks, durations, milestones, constraints, and dependencies that are
appropriate for the installation of AV presentation rooms at ViewPoint Partners.
Although you will continue to work closely with Emily, the technology specialist, Sidney
wants you to start creating the project file and manage the installation. You start by
entering the details of this project into Project 2010.
The following is an overview of Session 2.1: Please refer to Pages PRJ60 to
PRJ61 for a visual of the following information.
You use the Change Working Time dialog box to change the project calendar. It is
located in Project Tab, Properties, Change Working Time icon.
Any changes will be based on the Standard (Project Calendar). The Standard (Project
Calendar) is the default calendar used to schedule tasks within a project that specifies
Monday through Friday as working days with eight hours of work completed each day,
and Saturday and Sunday as nonworking days. The calendar is located in the Change Working Time Dialog Box. You use the exceptions tab for exceptions and the Work
Weeks tab to change hours for work weeks.
The row selector is used to select all columns for the task.
You click the Create New Calendar button to create a task calendar for any task that
does not follow the times specified by the project calendar. You set details for Summer
hours by clicking on the Details button.
The following is an overview of Session 2.2: Please refer to PRJ98-PRJ99 for a
visual of the following information:
You use the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) button to open the WBS Code
Definition dialog box or to renumber existing WBS codes. The WBS button is located in
the Project tab in Properties group. The WBS column shows the WBS code. The WBS
(work breakdown structure) code is an alphanumeric code used to represent each
task’s position within the hierarchical structure of the project.
The Project Summary Task bar summarizes the timeline of your project. On the other
hand, Summary task bars represent all subtask information.
The Predecessors column located after the Finish Column displays information for each
An FS link means the first task must finish before the second task starts. An FS (finish
to start) link with a -2d lag—the second task can start 2 days before the previous task
An SS (start to start) link with a 50% lag means the first task must start before the
second task can start. The positive lag delays the second task by 50% of the duration.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||01/23/2014 12:00 am|
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