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Chapter 3: Starting a new plan
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Starting a new plan
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IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
Start a new plan, set its start date, and save it.
Review the available base calendars, and then create a working-time exception in
the project calendar.
Enter some properties about the plan.
A project’s schedule or plan is essentially a model that you construct of some aspects of a
project you are anticipating—what you think will happen, or what you want to happen. This
model focuses on some, but not all, aspects of a project—tasks, resources, time frames, and
possibly their associated costs. Note that throughout this topic, we’ll refer to the types of
documents that Microsoft Project 2013 works with as plans , not documents or schedules.
PRACTICE FILES Before you can complete the exercises in this chapter, you need to copy
the book’s practice files to your computer. A complete list of practice files is provided in
“Download the practice files” at the beginning of this topic. For each exercise that has a
practice file, simply browse to where you saved the book’s practice file folder.
IMPORTANT If you are running Project Professional with Project Web App/Project Server, take
care not to save any of the practice files you work with in this topic to Project Web App (PWA). For
more information, see Appendix C, “Collaborating: Project, SharePoint, and PWA.”
 
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