The default view in MS Project is the Gantt Chart view. This consists of data table on the left hand side of the screen and a Gantt bar chart on the right. The Divider Bar separates both sections and it can be moved to make each side bigger. The Gantt table looks like an Excel worksheet, consiting of rows, columns and cells. The Gantt bar chart graphically displays your project schedule. Read more.
Below you will find useful information, including tips and tricks, how-to articles etc. Content is updated on a weekly basis. We also offer training on Microsoft Project.
In this article, we'll delve a little deeper into understanding tasks. Project introduces manually scheduled tasks. You can also schedule tasks automatically using the Project scheduling engine. We’ll discuss the key terms for understanding tasks in this module. We’ll also learn how to view task information and sort and filter tasks. Read more.
This article introduces you to adding resources in MS Project. Resources are the people, equipment, and materials needed to complete your project. This module will give an overview of how resources are used in Project 2010. You’ll learn how to add resources and view resource information. You’ll also learn how to assign resources to tasks. Read more.
In order for Project to successfully calculate costs for a project, you must enter accurate information, including varying pay rates. A work resource has a standard pay rate and an overtime rate. You can also enter specific pay rates for a certain day or for an assignment. In this module, we’ll look at resource pay rates, including material resource consumption rates. Read more.
This module explains how to handle multiple projects. You’ll learn how to create links between projects. Since working with a single file is always faster if you can help it, this module will also explain how to consolidate projects. You’ll learn how to view multiple project critical paths and consolidated project statistics. Finally, this module explains how to create a resource pool. Read more.
One method of editing tasks is to change them on the Gantt Chart using the mouse and dragging. Positioning the pointer at the beginning of a bar will change the pointer to a % sign and dragging with the mouse to the left will update the percentage completed of the task. Read more.
To see the Network Diagram, on the View tab of the Ribbon click Network Diagram. The Descriptive Network Diagram view is identical to the Network Diagram view, except for the size, and the detail of the boxes that represent tasks. The boxes on the Descriptive Network Diagram view are larger and can contain labels for the data elements in the box. These larger boxes take up more space, and thus fewer boxes fit on a printed page. Read more.
Much of the data the system holds can be entered and/or viewed in a table format. Project has predefined sets of columns (called tables) which display specific information. To apply a different table to a sheet view, click the View tab, click Tables, and then select the table you want to apply. Read more.
In this article, we'll delve a little deeper into how to create a timeline within Projects. In this article, we will learn how to show and hide the timeline, customize timeline tasks, change the font for individual timeline items, modify global text styles for the timeline and copy a timeline. Read more.
A milestone indicates a significant event in the lifetime of a project. For example, the testing of a prototype could be considered a milestone in the sample project that we have been working with. Typically milestones are zero days in duration. There can also be multiple milestones for each project. Read more.
Tasks in Project may be marked as inactive to prevent them from having an effect on the schedule or resource availability without having to delete them entirely. For example, you could mark a task as inactive if you cannot complete it now, but you may be able to later in the project. Read more.