Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 9: Advanced task scheduling
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Visually highlight a task’s predecessors and successors.
▪ Adjust task links for more control over how tasks are related.
▪ Apply a constraint to a task.
▪ Split a task to record an interruption in work.
▪ Create a calendar and apply it to a task.
▪ Change a task type to control how Project schedules tasks.
In Part 3, ”Advanced scheduling techniques,” you’ll complete a full project life cycle
(planning, tracking progress, and responding to variance) as you did in Part 2, “Simple
scheduling basics.” In Part 3, however, you dive deeper into the Microsoft Project 2013
feature set to handle more complex needs. This chapter and the next one introduce you to
a broad feature set that focuses on a deeper level of task management. This chapter focuses
on core task scheduling features, including task links, constraints, and task types.
PRACTICE FILES Before you can complete the exercises in this chapter, you need to copy
the book’s practice files to your computer. A complete list of practice files is provided in
“Download the practice files” at the beginning of this topic. For each exercise that has a
practice file, simply browse to where you saved the book’s practice file folder.
IMPORTANT If you are running Project Professional with Project Web App/Project Server, take
care not to save any of the practice files you work with in this topic to Project Web App (PWA). For
more information, see Appendix C, “Collaborating: Project, SharePoint, and PWA.”