How to Create Your Schedule with Microsoft Project 2016 - dummies

How to Create Your Schedule with Microsoft Project 2016

By Cynthia Snyder

Part of Project 2016 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Project 2016 makes it easy to set your project schedule. In just ten easy steps, you will be on your way to project management success!

  1. Enter the project information, such as the project name and start date.

  2. Develop a work breakdown structure to organize your work.

  3. Enter the tasks needed to create the WBS deliverables.

    Don’t forget to indicate if you want manual or auto-scheduled tasks, and the task type.

  4. Link your tasks to show dependencies and create a network diagram

  5. Enter the resources who will work on your project, their cost/rate, and the time they have available.

  6. Estimate the effort or duration for each task.

  7. Assign resources to each task.

  8. Resolve any resource conflicts.

  9. Balance schedule, cost, resource, and performance constraints to meet stakeholder expectations.

  10. Baseline your schedule.