Establishing a Project Starting Date-Using Project Management Software
Establishing a Project Starting Date
Defining the general project information includes obtaining the name of the project and project manager and the starting or ending date of the project. Starting and ending dates are used to schedule future activities or backdate others (see following) based upon their duration and relationships to other activities. An example from Microsoft Project for Windows of the data-entry screen for establishing a project starting or ending date is shown in Figure 3-29. This screen shows PVF’s Purchasing Fulfillment System project. Here, the starting date for the project is Monday, November 5, 2012.