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Start a new plan

In this sample chapter from Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step, you'll learn to create a new plan using Project A project’s schedule or plan is essentially a model that you construct for some project aspects that you are anticipating—what you expect will happen, or what you want to happen. This model focuses on certain key aspects of a project, such as tasks, resources, time frames, and possible associated costs.

This chapter guides you through procedures related to creating a new plan and setting its start date, setting nonworking days in a project calendar, and entering a plan’s title and other properties.

In this chapter

  • Create a new plan and set its start date

  • Set nonworking days in the project calendar

  • Enter the plan title and other properties

Practice files

No practice files are necessary to complete the practice tasks in this chapter.

A project’s schedule or plan is essentially a model that you construct for some project aspects that you are anticipating—what you expect will happen, or what you want to happen. This model focuses on certain key aspects of a project, such as tasks, resources, time frames, and possible associated costs. Note that this book refers to the types of documents that Project 2019 works with as plans, not documents or schedules.

This chapter guides you through procedures related to creating a new plan and setting its start date, setting nonworking days in a project calendar, and entering a plan’s title and other properties.