Consultants and project managers are constantly searching for effective tools to manage tasks, and many have settled on Microsoft Project as their weapon of choice. TechRepublic articles on Microsoft Project are often well received by members, who tell us that the more help they can receive with Project, the better.
With that in mind, we recently asked TechRepublic members to send us their tips and suggestions on making the most of Microsoft Project. We received a great Project template from Sanjay Suvarna, Quality Assurance Manager with NetGalactic Internet Solutions, an application development and consulting firm based in Bangalore, India.
The template allows you to track work on complex application development projects using a modular “skeleton.” Users can add or delete modules based on their needs. Also included is a section for general tasks, phased implementation, and quality assurance testing. It’s presented in a Gantt chart, but you can switch to any of Project’s screens to suit your needs.
(Note: You’ll need a copy of Microsoft Project to use this download.)
For more on Microsoft Project, check out these TechRepublic articles:
- ”Let Project’s workgroup features streamline your e-mail chores”: Microsoft Project 2000 can automate most of your e-mail tasks, from status reports to task assignments to updating your Project address book. Here’s a step-by-step guide, plus some advice about synching security precautions with your MIS department.
- ”Microsoft Project tutorial: Assigning resources”: Part of any project involves allocating resources to tasks. In this Microsoft Project tutorial, we show you how to keep track of resources and resolve overallocation problems.
- ”Working with Project 2000 custom value lists in VBA”: Microsoft Project 2000 lets you define your own lists so that you can pick from predefined values when filling in custom fields. Even better, you can use VBA to automate the process of adding and deleting values. Our sample macro will show you how it’s done.
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