Because once you enter one of the two, and other project tasks, constraints and dependencies, MS Project will calculate the other date.It is always a good practice to use a start date even if you know the deadline for the project. In the list of available templates, click Blank Project.The distinction is important for you as a project manager, but as far as MS project is concerned the noun form of Schedule is a Plan.Of course, a project manager should also be able to answer other project-related questions as well.So it does help in more than just creating a Schedule.This it makes sense for Microsoft to market MS Project as a Plan Creator rather than over-simplifying it as just a schedule creator.Each resource can have its own calendar, which defines what days and shifts a resource is available.
Here you have options to open a new plan, some other plans, and even a new plan template. The major part of this interface are − When working with MS Project you either specify a start date or a finish date.A plan is a detailed action-oriented, experience and knowledge-based exercise which considers all elements of strategy, scope, cost, time, resources, quality and risk for the project.Scheduling is the science of using mathematical calculations and logic to generate timeeffective sequence of task considering any resource and cost constraints. In Project Management Methodology, schedule would only mean listing of a project's milestones, tasks/activities, and deliverables, with start and finish dates.By default when we create the resources in a plan, the resource calendar matches the Standard base calendar.And any changes you make to the Project Calendar, gets reflected automatically in resource calendars, except when you create an exception in the resource calendar.A lot of project managers get confused between a schedule and a plan.