Saving Acquired Project Knowledge

Through the planning and tracking of your project, it's likely that you've recorded a mass of valuable information about the following:

• Task durations

• Task and resource costs

• Work metrics (units per hour completed, and the like)

You might want to collect information about planned or actual durations, work, and costs to use as standards for planning future projects.

These durations and work metrics can be included in a project template based on the closing project. Save the project plan as a project template for future use by you or other project managers in your organization who will be working on a similar type of project. In your template, you can remove actuals, resource names, and constraint dates, for example. But the tasks, durations, task dependencies, base calendars, and generic resources can be invaluable in a project template. In addition, any custom solutions you've developed—such as views, reports, filters, and macros—can also become a part of your template. Through the efficiencies you built into your project plan, you're laying the groundwork for future efficiencies.

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