Once a project has been broken down into manageable tasks and the dependencies between the tasks have been defined, it is very easy to enter the details in Microsoft Project. The Gantt Chart and the Network Diagram created by Microsoft Project at this stage give substantial insights into the time dimension of your project plan, indicating the minimum total duration through the critical path, the slack available for activities which are not on the critical path, group-wise task schedules, and so forth.
In case you are totally new to Microsoft Project, we have some interesting tutorial lessons available at Bright Hub. For a quick refresher, see these articles on how to start a project using Microsoft Project, and how to define dependencies between tasks in a project.
We will start with a project involving the activities to be carried out by an Event Management firm in organizing a concert. Initially the project is broken down into a set of high-level activities as given here.
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Please enter the activities shown with their duration and dependencies, and save the file as “Concert Project."
The question then is "who" and "what" are required to implement this project plan. The answer to this lies in the resources.