Tutorial Step 1: Create a Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
Note: This topic is part of the tutorial sequence to learn ChangeAide 3.3. 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 Create a Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
|Tutorial Sequence||The following steps take you through the creation of the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)|
|Create a new Plan||
From the File menu, choose New. The new Plan is created.
Select the PBS Tab.
The Final Product or Project Product is displayed as a yellow rectangle at the top of the PBS.
|Change the name of the final product||
|Add a new product at the next level||
Note: New products become sub products of the selected product. The product that is selected has a shadow. Only one product can be selected at any time.
|Add 3 more products at this level||
Try these three new methods:
|Change the names of the 3 new products||
Change the names of the 3 products to the names in Moved Shed example:
|Enter sub-products for each of these 3 new products||
Complete the PBS by inserting all of the sub products for these new products to match the Moved Shed example.
Note: You may notice that some of the products now have a type of Grouping. You can see this in the Product Checklist. A grouping product is a product that groups a number of related products together. Grouping products do not appear on the PFD. This software manages various types of products for you as you enter the data. These types can be changed at any time.
|Change the Layout of the products.||
|Print the Product Breakdown Structure||
|Save your project||
|Open the example project||
Congratulations! You have created a Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) for the Moved Shed example.
Now we will Enter Product Descriptions.
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