You have finalized your Microsoft Project schedule. You have met the goal set by your manager to finish at least one week early and lower the costs by at least 10%. Now it is time to start executing the project. You will first save a baseline for your project schedule so that you have a point in time to measure progress against. Once you have saved the baseline, you will walk through three scenarios:
- You have started your project and one week has passed. You receive a status report from everyone and all tasks are on schedule. You need to update the project schedule to reflect this status update.
- At the conclusion of the second week, one of the early project tasks is 90% complete. Another task is started but is going to require an additional 5 days of duration (or 40 hours of work). A third task was completed. You need to update the project schedule to reflect these updates.
- A Hurricane went through your area and the office was closed for 3 days. You need to update the project schedule to reflect this work stoppage.