The Importance of Planning in Microsoft Project

The plan can be used as a baseline to measure actual performance. When the actual performance is compared to the baseline the variance can be examined to determine the extent and nature of corrective action required to ensure that targets are met. As a consequence, the schedule will change to reflect changing circumstances.

measure actual performance in Microsoft Project

Project Planning involves specifying:
  • What you will do – the tasks needed to complete the project
  • When you will do it – the duration required for the tasks
  • How you will do it – the resources required to undertake the tasks.

the tasks needed to complete the project

While the plan remains fixed as a yardstick, the schedule is constantly updated using actual data. Your project needs to be rescheduled regularly to reflect actual circumstances.
Resources required to undertake the tasks

Planning in Microsoft Project

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