What is a project?

A project is a file that contains all the forms, tools, data, related documents, and Minitab projects that you add to it.

Project interface

Everything related to your project is saved in a single project file. The project file is where you develop and maintain the project roadmap. The roadmap organizes your project into phases. As you go through each phase, you add and complete the tools, forms, documents, and analyses you use to execute your project.

You use tools and forms to collect data about your project. For example, you can use a mapping tool to map the process that is failing, a brainstorming tool to capture possible reasons why the process is failing, and forms to analyze and document the steps you are taking to improve the process.

The following image shows an example of a project that has a roadmap in the navigator pane and a process map in the workspace. Projects can have the following components.
1: Navigator pane
The area where you access the management tools and roadmap tools in your project.
2: Management section
The set of forms in a project template that contain project data, such as Business Unit, Department, or Location, which are common to all projects. These forms ensure that project data is collected consistently across all projects.
3: Roadmap
The area where you add tools and forms and organize your project into phases.
4: Workspace
The area where you view and edit tools.
5: Task pane
The area where you interact with items in the workspace, for example, add data to shapes, apply formatting, and more.

Attach files to your project

You can attach non-Workspace files or web pages to your project so you can directly access them.

Insert a Minitab project

  1. Choose Insert > Minitab Project File. Workspace opens a Minitab project and adds it to your Workspace project.
  2. Use Minitab to analyze your data, then save your work and exit Minitab. Workspace saves the latest version of your Minitab project.

    When you rename a Minitab project, the new name is only displayed in Workspace, not in Minitab.

Watch a video

Watch a video to learn more about projects.