Example Two Creating a User Form Object to Adjust Work

To use Project effectively and consistently in an organization, you should begin each new project using a template. A template may contain items such as standard tasks that have been defined within your organization as well as generic resources, such as Programmer, Systems Analyst, and so on. In addition, a template is often created so that generic resources are assigned to standard tasks with the typical amount of work that it takes for that resource to complete each task in the project.

For example, it may typically take the resource programmer 16 hours of work on the Write Design Document task. But suppose that your organization has just hired a new programmer, with little experience in writing design documents in your organization's format. In this case, you would increase the work for each task that the programmer is assigned to by a factor of 50 percent. If the programmer is assigned to many tasks in your project, it would be time consuming to adjust the work for each task manually.

In the following example, you will see how to create a UserForm Object to automate the process of adjusting the work for a selected resource in your project.

Designing the UserForm

A UserForm is a window or a dialog box that you design based on the requirements of your application. When you design a UserForm, try to make it appear like other Project dialog boxes. The more familiar you can make a UserForm, the more likely someone will use it.

On the x This completed UserForm is available on the CD that accompanies this book. To CD-ROM g^j UserForm from the CD instead of creating it manually, choose Fileolmport File and browse for the file f rmAd j ustWork. f rm.

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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