ProjectLibre is a general purpose task tracking application. It is free to use for any purpose and is well suited to wedding planners. More
ProjectLibre can be used for virtually any project. It is perfect for tracking all preparation activities for weddings. Wedding planners can use the application to record the work to be done, the people available and the assignments of people to tasks.
ProjectLibre is a free, open source application which can be used for any purpose. The tool has functionality that rivals that found in commercial products that cost hundreds of dollars. Because ProjectLibre is free, it can be used to help projects that normally do not use project management.
Many weddings are planned through email or text messages, word processor files or even in spreadsheets. By using ProjectLibre to better manage tasks and work assignments, wedding planners can help ensure that all activities are completed and that nothing gets left out. This will make the wedding a better event and it may even save money.
This publication builds an example project plan for a simple wedding. It is comprised of actual screen images from ProjectLibre in use. Annotations have been added to highlight aspects of the program. Textual descriptions accompany the images to provide clarity.
While this guide may be used as is to plan a wedding, it is intended to be a starting point only. For real weddings, there will likely be many more tasks to be recorded than those shown. This book can be used by wedding planners to understand how a project tracking application can be used to help them manage weddings. It can also be used by project managers to see how ProjectLibre is actually used for a realistic purpose.
Since ProjectLibre is available for free download, many readers may find benefit by installing the application on their own computer. The installation is covered in this book. This will then allow the reader to apply the actions described in the book to their own live project file. As they work through the examples, they will learn how to use ProjectLibre to build a project plan.
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