Chapter overview: Plan project life cycle

Project 2007

Updated: May 7, 2009

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This chapter addresses planning for the three major stages in the project life cycle:

  • Create projects

  • Maintain projects

  • Retire projects

This article is about planning for the key activities relating to these stages when using Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. There are many methodologies and systems that have been designed to effectively manage a project life cycle. This chapter does not advocate for any one of these over another. The chapter is written for Project Server administrators, providing a list of project creation, maintenance, and archival activities. These tasks are general in nature and will be the same, or at least similar, regardless of the methodology being used by your organization. Planning these activities can help to ensure that projects are being managed in a way that is consistent with the purpose of your organization and can foster a satisfactory experience for the end user. The various options and processes available with the features described in this chapter are discussed in greater detail in Operations for Office Project Server 2007. The purpose of this article is to alert those responsible for planning the deployment and configuration of Office Project Server 2007 that some choices will need to be made relating to these features.

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