16 Sep

Creating Project Plan in MS Project

Every time I create a new MPP, I ask this question to myself “How and where to start?”. I very well remember the first time I created a Microsoft project plan and I was struggling on strategy to put a plan in place. There was nobody to mentor me. It is very essential that we start right. Here is what I found very useful for me:

  1. Identify tasks and Create task list
  2. Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  3. Group the tasks based on functional or criteria in WBS
  4. Estimate every task in the WBS
  5. Then move all this information to Microsoft Project Plan or any other project management tool or you can even do step 1-4 inside the tool. I personally love to do with paper and pencil and then move it to software.

There is a very good tutorial on creating Microsoft Project Plan with the similar approach at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/create-a-project-plan-in-5-easy-steps-HA001136153.aspx

Thanks

Rohit Prabhakar, PMP

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  • Sachinverma17

    important and useful information.
    thanks

    • It is my pleasure to hear that this article was of some use to you.

      Thanks
      Rohit Prabhakar, PMP

  • Sachinverma17

    important and useful information.
    thanks

    • It is my pleasure to hear that this article was of some use to you.

      Thanks
      Rohit Prabhakar, PMP

  • Charan
    • Hi Charan

      It is a motivation to hear positive feedback from friends.

      Thanks
      Rohit Prabhakar, PMP

  • Charan
    • Hi Charan

      It is a motivation to hear positive feedback from friends.

      Thanks
      Rohit Prabhakar, PMP

  • Charan

     Good one sir. Your articles/blogs are always easy to follow. And yet so useful 🙂

    • Hi Charan

      It is a motivation to hear positive feedback from friends.

      Thanks
      Rohit Prabhakar, PMP