Ever wished you just had a sample project plan that you could then modify for your own use? I'm sure this comes up on occasion.
Announcing the Office SharePoint Server Deployment Plan sample (MOSS Deployment.mpp) build using Microsoft Project.
The more you become familiar with SharePoint Server, the more likely you'll notice that there are a mirad or a plethora of ways to deploy. This really is intended to be a sample that you modify and use as a starter. There are over 300 items in the project with the idea of sparking ideas and in an attempt to be inclusive. I welcome feedback and encourage people to use this and make it their own. Thanks Ascentium for allowing me to bounce this project plan off your deployment teams.
Quoted from Joel Oleson Blog