No practice files are necessary to complete the practice tasks in this chapter.
Create a new plan and set its start date
The scenario: Throughout this book, you’ll play the role of a project manager at Lucerne Publishing, a book publisher that specializes in children’s books. Lucerne is about to publish a major new book, and you’ve been asked to develop a plan for the book launch. Start Project, and perform the following tasks:
Create a new plan based on the Blank Project template.
Set the new plan’s start date to January 8, 2018.
Save the new plan as Simple Plan in the Project2016SBS\Ch03 folder.
Set nonworking days in the project calendar
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, you need to account for an upcoming date on which the entire Lucerne staff will be unavailable to work on the book launch project. Continuing in the Simple Plan plan, perform the following task:
In the project calendar, create a nonworking day calendar exception named Staff at morale event for January 25, 2018.
The calendar exception you created should look like this in the Change Working Time dialog box
Enter the plan title and other properties
The scenario: You want to record top-level information about the new book launch plan. These details won’t affect the overall schedule but relate to important supplemental information you want to keep in the plan. Continuing in the Simple Plan plan, perform the following task:
Give the Simple Plan the following properties:
Subject: New book launch schedule
Manager: Carole Poland
Company: Lucerne Publishing
Comments: New children’s book for spring release