Follow Task Progress in Project 2010
KEEP PROJECT INFORMED AS TASKS MOVE TOWARD COMPLETION, AND VIEW
THIS PROGRESS USING A VARIETY OF METHODS, EASILY STAYING APPRISED OF OVERALL
- Update tasks as they
move toward completion, including any changes to resources and notes that
document relevant information.
- Reschedule a Task
yourself or have Project do so automatically and move tasks forward or
- Split a task when it
has been interrupted (for example, needed supplies have not yet arrived).
- Use the Inspector to help
you understand and fix scheduling conflicts.
Create Reports in Project 2010
PROJECT OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF BUILT-IN REPORTS FOR STAYING
APPRISED OF PROJECT PROGRESS AND INFORMATION. LEARN TO GENERATE THESE REPORTS,
AND CREATE YOUR OWN SPECIALIZED REPORTS FOR FUTURE USE.
- Use, modify, and print
Project’s existing reports to evaluate Task and Resource usage, details,
definitions, and more.
- Create and print a
variety of your own specialized reports to evaluate Task and Resource
usage, details, definitions, and more.
- Generate Reports in
Excel and Visio. The Excel reports are Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts.
Use Views, Tables, and Filters in Project 2010
A COMPLEX PROJECT, WITH ITS MYRIAD TASKS AND RESOURCES, CAN
QUICKLY BECOME UNWIELDY AND DIFFICULT TO MANAGE. EXPLORE A VARIETY OF
TECHNIQUES FOR DISPLAYING PRECISELY THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IN A GIVEN MOMENT
OR FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
- Control how
information is displayed on the screen by editing existing Views within
Project, creating your own views, and combining views to produce a new
type of display.
- Create specialized
tables to display particular information about Tasks and Resources in a
- Use Project’s built-in
filters to display only the tasks you need to see in a particular moment.
- Display only the tasks
or resources needed in the moment by creating filters, and/or modifying
existing ones. Set conditions to achieve highly specific displays, and
learn about the types of filters Project has to offer.
- Sort, zoom, and split
the view to better understand and navigate your project plan.
Advanced Topics in Project 2010
HAVING DEVELOPED PROJECT ELEMENTS WHICH ARE UNIVERSAL TO ALL YOUR
PROJECTS – SUCH AS A COMPANY CALENDAR, INDIVIDUALS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT,
AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT, COMMON TASKS, ETC. – SAVE THEM FOR FUTURE USE, MAKING THEM
AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ALL YOUR PROJECTS. FURTHER SIMPLIFY YOUR WORK USING
PROJECT’S TOOLS FOR SHARING RESOURCES WITH OTHERS, SPLITTING MULTI-FACETED
PROJECTS INTO MANAGEABLE PIECES, AND MORE.
- Create an Interim
Project Plan to assist you in comparing actual project progress to that
- Create a permanent set
of project template information that can be used to create multiple
projects, eliminating the need to create every project from scratch.
- Avoid time and usage
conflicts when using Resources also used by others by attaching your
project to a common Resource Pool, which tracks the availability of
- Use Project’s Organizer
to make your custom views and tables created for one project available for
use in within all your projects.
- Gain control over an
unwieldy, multi-faceted project by dividing it into smaller pieces stored
within a single, easy-to-manage master project plan.