Being new to MS Project, I am wondering if I can create a project based on a defined template modified by some variables.
I am dealing with several (20+) projects I have to manage parallel. The projects themselves are almost identical in structure, i.e. they all have six sequential work packages that have a defined ratio of effort (e.g package 1 is 45% of the total project effort, package 2 is 5% and so on). They basically only differ in the following variables:
- Start date
- End date
- Total hours available
- Assignment of the six fixed, sequential work packages to authors (aka resources)
Is it possible in MS Project to define a project template and generate a project plan just from entering the variables listed above and have the rest (like start/end dates and hours for the individual work packages) be filled in automatically? If so, how?