Lesson 2: Lab A Create Commercial Construction Plan

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     image003.gif   Lab A - Create Commercial Construction Plan 
      

Using Project Plan 365 for PC/Server application, create a project plan describing the construction of an office building. This should cover the scheduling phase of your project. Perform in order the following steps:

  • Step 1: Define general settings for your project regarding date format, currency and text styles (see Practice section from General Settings topic)
  • Step 2: Set the start date of your project (see Practice section from Set Project Start Date topic)
  • Step 3: Set the default type for the tasks in your project (see Practice section from Select Default Schedule Type topic)
  • Step 4: Define the tasks in your project and enter the WBS (tasks list) (see Practice section from Create New Task (WBS) topic)
  • Step 5: Add recurring tasks in your project (see Practice section from Add Recurring Tasks topic)
  • Step 6: Add constraints to your tasks in your project to beteer fit your scheduling needs (see Practice section from Constraints topic)
  • Step 7: Create the outline of your project and indent the tasks to reflect main phases from your project (see Practice section from Outline Tasks topic)
  • Step 8: Create the milestones of your project to better track your project progress (see Practice section from Create Milestone topic)
  • Step 9: Modify the type of a task from your project to better reflect your scheduling needs (see Practice section from Modify Task Type topic)
  • Step 10: Create a copy of it and paste it under a different summary task (see Practice section from Insert/Delete/Move/Copy topic)
  • Step 11: Link the tasks from your project to create dependencies among them in order to reflect relationships between your tasks (see Practice section from Link Tasks topic)
  • Step 12: Add resources to your project, required in order to complete your tasks (see Practice section from Create resources topic)
  • Step 13: Add calendars to your project, to include vacation and time-off periods for the resources involved in your project (see Practice section from Add Calendars topic)
  • Step 14: Enter costs for your resources and assign resources to the tasks from your project (see Practice section from Assign Resources and Cost topic)
  • Step 15: Format different elements from your project, apply a special text style for your milestone tasks and format certain task bars (see Practice section from Fonts and Bar Formats topic)

At the end of these steps, you should obtain a project plan like CommercialConstruction_lesson1.mpp.
 

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