Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to perform engineering project management in Excel:
- Create a Project Plan: Define the scope, schedule, and budget of your project, and create a high-level plan to guide your work.
- Define Tasks: Break down the project into smaller tasks and assign responsibilities to team members.
- Create a Task List: Create a list of all the tasks in your project and define the start and end dates, dependencies, and resources required for each task.
- Create a Gantt Chart: Use Excel’s built-in charting tools to create a Gantt chart, which displays the progress of tasks over time and helps you visualize the schedule of your project.
- Track Progress: Regularly update the status of tasks and track the progress of your project. You can use Excel’s data analysis tools to generate reports and charts that help you track progress and identify potential delays or issues.
- Manage Resources: Use Excel’s data analysis tools to manage resources, such as personnel, equipment, and materials. You can track the availability and allocation of resources over time to ensure that your project stays on schedule.
- Monitor Risks: Monitor and manage risks that arise during the course of your project. You can use Excel to track risks, assess the likelihood and impact of each risk, and develop mitigation strategies to reduce the impact of risks.
But why use Excel to manage your engineering project when there are much more suitable tools to handle complex projects.
Why not use a tool that’s made by engineers, for engineers?