In this sample chapter from Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step, learn how to create a new plan and set its start date. This action makes all tasks begin as soon as possible and gives you the greatest scheduling flexibility.
A project’s schedule or plan is essentially a model that you construct of some aspects of a project you are anticipating—what you expect will happen, or what you want to happen. This model focuses on key aspects of a project, such as tasks, resources, timeframes, and possibly their associated costs. Note that throughout this book, we’ll refer to the types of documents that Project 2016 works with as plans, not documents or schedules.
This chapter guides you through procedures related to creating a new plan and setting its start date, setting nonworking days in a project calendar, and entering a plan’s title and other properties.