One of the greatest new feature in MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 is that you can create different project types. In previous versions that was impossible, so it was only one Template for all projects. As we all know, you can not use same template for ERP projects, Constructional Project, Pharmaceutical Projects, etc.
OK! How can we create new Project Type?
and I will get:
As you can see there are two built Project Types.
Because I am a very lazy person, I will use a Basic Project Plan to show you this functionality, instead of building my own Project type, which can be done if you click on New Enterprise Project Type, shown on the picture above!
When I open the Sample Proposal project type I get:
This is only the firs part of the screen:
- Name: Put the name of Project Type, like Implementing MS PROJECT SERVER 2010
- Description: Put Project Type description here, like: This is project type for implementing MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 in any company from the scratch
- Site Workflow Association: you can choose if you want that this Project type is controlled by workflow or not. If you choose a workflow then you will not be able to choose only one New Project Page, and this will be the first page which you will see when you create new Project based on this Project Type
- New Project Page: If you select No Workflow then here you choose which Project Page will be the first one when you create, or open you Project, and Available Project Detail Pages are pages that you want to include to your Project type! You must choose at least one Project Detail Page!
- Default: If you want this Project Type to be default, choose this option.
Second part of the screen:
OK! Where can you see this Basic Project Plan Project type?
I will click on the Project Center:
and I will get:
You can see that this Project Type is at the bottom (I have promised I will show you). When I choose it, I will get:
This is the first screen, and it was defined in New Project Page, and it was Project Information, exactly what you see on the picture above. I will put Test in the Name field, and blablabla in the Description field, and I will save this Project. I will get:
I have two detailed pages, as they were defined: Schedule and Project information! See the third picture from the top!