IN THIS APPENDIX
Researching your project
Planning your project
Creating your project schedule
Tracking your project
Preparing for the next project
This appendix provides worksheets that allow you to plan every phase of a project. Feel free to make copies of these pages and fill them in as you work through your project to be sure you've covered all the bases.
You can find a copy of this appendix in the Microsoft Project 2007 Bible Forms folder on the CD-ROM of this book in .PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format to help you print and use these forms. You'll also find a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
In this phase, you gather information about the scope and goals of your project; you determine parameters, such as dates, resources, and money available for your project; and finally, you specify deliverables.
Ask the following people or groups of people to define the goal of this project. Note any discrepancies in their goal statements and resolve them before you begin planning your project:
The manager of finance
The person who manages the product or service that pertains to your project. For example, if you are setting up a new manufacturing unit, contact the production line supervisor. If you are organizing the move to a new facility, contact the office or facilities manager.
Write their responses here: