I continue to struggle to find the best way to approach repeatable process projects and have now inadvertently deleted a Project, but have it saved as a Template - the pressing question is: Can I convert a Template back to a Project or can I just leave it as-is and continue updating tasks in the instance that is now a Template? (I do not need the template to create a future project from).
Notes: Creating a new project from this template doesn’t seem to be an option because no matter what date options I select, the tool just does not get the dates right, ever. I’m not sure why this isn’t working the way I think it should, but that’s another issue.
Background - I have a project plan with about 250 tasks and we run several of these projects at one time, all with different start dates. A typical process for launching a new project is to “Duplicate” an existing project (as a backup) and then convert that to a “Template”. From that template, I create a new project and go through the painful task of retooling all of the dates (again, the date options/levers when creating a new project from Template don’t ever seem to align to either the start date or finish date I give it, so it is a manual process at this point).
I’m all ears if there is a better way to approach this!
Again, the pressing question is if I need to do anything to the “Template” version of the project or if it is equally as usable as it would be if it were designated as a “Project” - I do not ever need to use this template to create a new project from.