Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments
The Task Usage view appears. As you might recall from Chapter 9, “Advanced task
scheduling,” the two sides of the usage view are split by a vertical divider bar. The
Task Usage view lists resources under the tasks to which they’re assigned. This
information appears in the table on the left side. On the right side, you see rows
organized under a timescale. The rows on the right side show you the scheduled
work values for each task or assigned resource. The Task Usage view color-codes the
rows on the right side: task rows have a shaded background, and assignment rows
have a white background.
In the Task Name column, click the name of task 18, Original art review .
On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
The timephased grid on the right side of the view scrolls to display the first scheduled
work for the task.
Next, you’ll switch the table and details shown in the view.
On the View tab, in the Data group, click Tables and then click Work .
The Work table appears.
This table includes the Actual Work and Remaining Work columns you will work with
shortly, although they might not yet be visible. The values in the Work column are
the task and assignment totals for scheduled work. Note that each task’s work value
is the sum of its assignment work values. For example, the work total for task 18, 164
hours, is the sum of Hany Morcos’ 82 hours of work on the task and Jane Dow’s 82
Next, you’ll change the details shown on the timephased grid on the right side of the
On the Format tab, in the Details group, click Actual Work .
For each task and assignment, Project now displays the Work and Actual Work rows
on the timephased grid on the right side of the view.