Downloading a Project Template

You can download additional templates for different industries and endeavors from the Office Online Web site. To do this, follow these steps:

1 Click File, New.

2 In the New Project pane, click the Templates On Office Online link.

Your Web browser launches and goes to the Office Online Web site (see Figure 28-7).

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Figure 28-7. The Office Online Web site contains more templates, as well as clip art, training, and articles that are continually being updated and expanded.

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Figure 28-7. The Office Online Web site contains more templates, as well as clip art, training, and articles that are continually being updated and expanded.

3 Under Meetings And Projects, click Project Management.

The Project Management templates page appears (see Figure 28-8).

Figure 28-8. Use this Web page to find and download more project management templates.

Figure 28-8. Use this Web page to find and download more project management templates.

4 To select or just preview a template you might want to download, click its name in the list.

Note the application icon beside each template name, and be sure to select one with the Microsoft Project icon. Other templates related to project management are also listed for other applications such as Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 and Microsoft Office Access 2003.

A preview of the selected template appears (see Figure 28-9).

Request for Proposal Plan Help

Templates > Meetings and Projects > Project Management Provided by; QuantumPM Download size: 365 KB (1 min @ 56 Kbps) Version: Requires Project 2000 or later f Download Now ]

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- Request For Proposal Plan

- Conceptualization

Define statement of need Define scope of services required

- Presolicitation Process

Define requirements Define acquisition strategy and plan

- Market research

Develop bid list

- Source Selection Plan and Strategy

Select evaluation committee members Develop evaluation criteria (score card) Complete source selection plan

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Figure 28-9. If a template fits your bill, click Download Now to copy it to your computer.

5 If you like the template, click Download Now. Follow the steps to copy the template onto your hard drive.

When finished, the downloaded template is loaded into Microsoft Project as a new project plan based on that template. You can immediately adapt that template to the specifics of your project.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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