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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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7.9. Using Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project does have the ability to create a network project diagram. Your best approach, however, is still to create the network diagram as described in this chapter. Then, once the initial creation is complete, transfer the plan to Microsoft Project. As you make adjustments to your network diagram on the whiteboard, you can update the changes in Project to see their impact.

When you enter a task into Microsoft Project, you will assign constraints to the task to signify when its completion should occur. The nature of your project, your units of work, and the urgency of the task will determine the type of constraint you assign. Constraints in Microsoft Project are flexible, semiflexible, or inflexible:

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