Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
finish date: The date on which a project or task is estimated to be — or
actually is — completed.
finish-to-finish relationship: A dependency relationship in which the finish of
one task determines the finish of another task.
finish-to-start relationship: A dependency relationship in which the finish of
one task determines the start of another task.
fixed duration: The length of time required to complete a task remains
constant no matter how many resources are assigned to the task. A half-day
seminar is an example of a fixed-duration task.
fixed-unit: A type of cost for which the resource units are constant; if you
change the duration of the task, resource units don’t change. This is the
default task type.
fixed-work: A type of task for which the number of resource hours assigned
to the task determine its length.
float: See slack.
Gantt Chart: A standard Project view that displays columns of task
information alongside a chart that shows task timing in bar chart format.
gap: See lag.
generic resources: A type of resource that allows you to make skill-based
assignments based on a skill/code profile.
grouping: The organization of tasks by a customized field to summarize costs
or other factors.
ID number: The number automatically assigned to a task by Project based on
its vertical sequence in the project list.
indent: To move a task to a lower level of detail in the project’s outline
lag: The amount of downtime that can occur between the end of one task and
the beginning of another. Lag is built into a dependency relationship between
tasks when you indicate that a certain amount of time must pass before the
second task can begin.
leveling: A calculation used by Project that modifies resource work
assignments for the purpose of resolving resource conflicts.