Chapter 9. Understanding Work Formula Basics

Welcome to the most critical chapter in this book. If you read nothing else in this book, you should read this chapter and, at the very least, this introduction. Microsoft Project is at heart a scheduling engine. A scheduling engine is a tool that helps you “model” the actions you need to perform to achieve a goal. This “model” enables you to plan actions prior to making them. Planning is important for understanding ALL of what must be done and WHEN it must be done, but after you begin the process of fulfilling the plan, the “model” underneath must be able to adjust when real life collides with the beautiful vision of “what will happen”; otherwise, the plan will be useless immediately.

With the introduction ...

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