The “Wedding” Project! Building the Schedule? – PART 4



If you remember I had (and I still have) a problem with my “wedding” project. I set up a Wedding Saturday , and Wedding Sunday Task Calendars in MS PROJECT 2010. As I said many times before I did it by the purpose, just to show how can you make a mistake in Project Planning. you can read about this in my blog

What was the Idea? As I said, we want to have wedding at Saturday. The party will begin after the wedding, and it will finish at Sunday. When? Who knows?! I was at the wedding party at 17.09.2011 and the party was started at 20:00 and finished next day (Sunday at 08:00). Using a Task Calendar in this situation is not the best approach.

So I will move them out from my tasks, and then I will erase them. Why am I doing that? Because I wanted, and I still want to show different (good, and bed) approaches when using MS PROJECT 2010.


I will select them all and remove those calendars:


Since I don’t need those two Calendars I will erase them from my Project file. Remember, you can do it only with Organizer.:


Now I have to calm down, and resolve my schedule problems. What are they?

1. I have a lot of task which can start immediately after task “Decide the Initially Budget and size and Style of the Wedding. Decide who pays for what” is finished, and after task: “Call the guests by phone to the wedding”. Why? Because at that moment I will know answer to the question: “HOW MUCH MONEY DO I HAVE?”, and the question: “HOW MANY GUEST WILL I HAVE?”. Those task are:


OK! Now the trick! I want to see all tasks with Predecessors NO 2, and only them. I can do it with filter:


and you will get:


Finally you will get:


Now I have to decide what to do! I can not Find a Hairdresser and Beautician, Find The Photographer, Find a Jewelry store, choose the Rings and Decide on engraving, and Decide where to go to honeymoon at the same. day! Those are tasks no: 32,69,73, and 77.

I will now turn the filter off:


and you will get all your task back on the screen:


I have decided to make those task sequential: Task 69 will have Task 32 as Predecessor, Task 73 will have Task 69 as Predecessor, and Task 77 will have Task 73 as Predecessor.

You can see those tasks now:






As you can see they are in sequential order now.

OK. This problem is solved. What with Task no 6: “Call the guests by phone to the wedding”? It is a Predecessor of lot of other Tasks. That will be explained in my next blog post. And after that we will know the wedding date and we will be ale to schedule unscheduled tasks.


Until then,


Best regards,


About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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