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Microsoft® Project 2010 Project Management: Real World Skills for Certification and Beyond by Robert Happy

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Chapter 6. Estimating and Entering Duration or Work

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Understanding the difference between duration and work in Project 2010

  • Using duration conversion factors as they pertain to working time

  • Estimating and entering duration and work in Project

  • Performing top-down estimating vs. bottom up estimating

  • Understanding and using the Performance Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) in Project

Estimating and Entering Duration or Work

Remember that you follow a four-step process to creating schedules effectively:

  1. Enter the work breakdown structure.

  2. Estimate duration (or work).

  3. Set dependencies/task relationships.

  4. Assign resources (and costs if required). ...

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