Tutorial Step 6: Assign Products to Stages or Work Packages
Other examples of product based plans can be found at the Product Based Planning Examples Section or in the folder "My Documents\My ProductBasedPlans\Examples".
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to Assign Products to Stages or Work Packages
Assigning a product to a stage, or work package creates a dynamic link between the activity and the product.
When you select an activity that is assigned to a product, the corresponding product is also selected. This gives you quick access to product information.
The assignment also lets you quickly identify products that have not been included in the plan. Use View >> Show Products Not Used
|The following steps take you through Assignment of Products to Stages or Work Packages|
|View the PFD||Select the PFD tab. We will use the PFD to provide the structure for assigning products to stages or work packages.|
|Assign a product to an activity||
Note: You can also carry out this task by right clicking a product in the PBS or PFD, moving the mouse to Link Activities to Products and choosing Insert Product(s) in Activities List.
|Create activities to match the Moved Shed example||
The activity names added above are default names. Now you can edit these names to match the names in the PFD on Page 173 of 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2'. You will also add any new activities that are required.
|Save your project||
|Open the example project||
Congratulations! You have assigned products to activities.
Now we will Export the Plan to MS Project.
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