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In Depth Information
If you work in a large enterprise, begin practicing enterprise project
management techniques right away. By setting up portfolios of projects and
designating resource pools, you can collaborate with other project managers for the
most efficient processes. See Chapter 19 for more about how to do this.
CYA (Document!)
Everyone knows the project management adage to CYA, but Project makes it
a lot easier. Try using these features to document the details of your project:
Use the Notes area for both tasks and resources to make a record of
background information, changes, or special issues (as shown in
Figure 20-1). (See Chapter 4.)
Use the routing feature of Project to route schedules to people for
review. This builds an electronic paper trail of where information went
and who responded. (See Chapter 9.)
Customize reports to incorporate all pertinent information and help you
document trends and changes. (See Chapter 16.)
Try using the new Visual Reports to paint the picture of project status
for visually inclined stakeholders. (See Chapter 16.)
Save multiple versions of your project, especially if you make changes to
your baseline in later versions. This provides a record of every step in
your project planning, which you can refer to when questions arise
down the road. (See Chapter 12.)
Figure 20-1:
track of
changes to
budget, and
timing in
task notes.
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