Create Cost Resources in Project: Overview You can create cost resources in Project. Cost resources are different from work and material resources. Cost resources represent costs commonly incurred to complete various tasks within a project that are not directly tied to the amount of work performed or materials used. For example, if you
Task Inspector in Project: Overview The Task Inspector in Project lets you inspect task and task assignment information. The Task Inspector appears in a pane at the left side of the application window. To use the Task Inspector in Project, select a task to inspect within the “Gantt Chart” view of the project file.
Split Tasks in Project: Overview This tutorial shows you how to split tasks in Project to account for interruptions to task work. Despite your best efforts in planning, inevitably, there are times when task work is interrupted. This may happen due to an unplanned event or even a task reprioritization. Either way, you can
Manage Reports in Microsoft Project: Overview You can manage reports in Microsoft Project using the buttons within the “Report” button group. This button group appears on the “Design” tab of the “Report Tools” contextual tab in the Ribbon. These buttons let you copy, rename, and generally manage reports in Microsoft Project. To rename
View Resource Allocation in Project: Overview You can view resource allocation in Project as you complete the work on your project file. This lets you monitor your resource allocation. You may be under-using resources that you could otherwise utilize, which is called underallocating resources. Perhaps more importantly, you may also accidentally be overallocating resources.
View Project Costs in Microsoft Project: Overview This lesson shows you how to view project costs in Microsoft Project. Monitoring project costs is a very important aspect of many projects. You can see much of the cost data you need to monitor in the “Cost” table of your project file. You can switch the
View the Critical Path in Project: Overview You can view the critical path in Project. The critical path is the set of tasks that will extend the project file’s end date if they are delayed. The term “critical,” in this context, has nothing to do with the importance of the task to the project’s
Set Deadlines for Tasks in Project: Overview You can easily set deadlines for tasks in Project. Many new Microsoft Project users accidentally make the mistake of using too many semi-flexible and inflexible task constraints. This often comes from the urge to set “Must Finish On” constraints or actual “Finish” dates when creating their tasks.