Project Management

Learn to manage your project and processes by effectively managing and identifying key aspects of a project, scope, quality and scheduling throughout the project lifecycle.

Defining Project Scope

Place the following steps in the correct order:

  • Understand the project objectives
  • Create a set of goals that meet the objectives
  • Create sub-phases
  • Assign tasks
  • Allocate resources
  • Allocate budget
  • Create project schedule

Milestones

When you know the date of a milestone, it needs to be setup in MS Project to reflect the due date and associated actions

When you know the date of a milestone, it needs to be setup in MS Project to reflect the due date and associated actions

  1. Decide on the milestone you would like to include in your project.
  2. Define the outcome of this milestone and set a due date.
  3. Decide on the stakeholders that will be affected.
  4. Click View, and then in the Task Views group, click Gantt Chart.
  5. Type the milestone name in the first empty row or pick a task you want to turn into a milestone.
  6. Select the milestone, and then click Task. In the Properties group, click Task Information
  7. Click the Advanced tab, and then type the milestone duration in the Duration box.
  8. Check Mark task as milestone, and then click OK.
  9. On the Gantt Chart, the milestone symbol appears on the last day of the task. It doesn’t appear as a bar, even though it has duration.

     

Create the individual milestones for your project and define what meeting these milestones means.

Effectively Assigning Tasks

Milestones should be

  • Defined by the team
  • Defined by the project manager
  • Defined by the stakeholders