Chapter 2

Starting the Project

In This Chapter

arrow Moving from concept to plan

arrow Creating the project’s work breakdown structure (WBS)

arrow Entering project information into Project

arrow Entering the WBS into Project

arrow Entering tasks into Project

arrow Saving the project

Congratulations — you’re the proud project manager of a new project! Before you do anything, you need to understand the scope of the project. You must clearly specify, for example, any intended outcomes, expectations for milestones, main deliverables, budgeted amounts, key stakeholders, and what denotes success.

Planning a project isn’t as easy as opening a file in Project and entering all the activities you have to complete. Before you can begin to plan, you need to understand the purpose of the project and the high-level information about the project, such as milestone dates and overall budget.

To complete a successful project, you need ...

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