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linking: (1) To establish a connection between tasks in separate schedules so
that task changes in the first schedule are reflected in the second. (2) To
establish dependencies among project tasks.
material resources: The supplies or other items used to complete a task (one
of two resource categories; the other is work resources).
milestone: A task of zero duration, which marks a moment in time or an
event in a schedule.
network diagram: An illustration that graphically represents workflow
among a project’s tasks; one of the Microsoft Project standard views.
node: In Network Diagram view, a box containing information about
individual project tasks.
nonworking time: The time when a resource is not available to be assigned
to work on any task in a project.
outdent: To move a task to a higher level in a project’s outline hierarchy.
outline: The structure of the summary and subtasks in a project.
overallocation: When a resource is assigned to spend more time on a single
task or a combination of tasks occurring at the same than that resource’s
work calendar permits.
overtime: Any work scheduled beyond a resource’s standard work hours.
You can assign a different rate than a resource’s regular rate to overtime
work.
percent complete: The amount of work on a task that has already been
accomplished, expressed as a percentage.
PERT chart: A standard project management tracking form indicating
workflow among project tasks. This is a network diagram in Project. See also
network diagram.
predecessor: In a dependency link, the task designated to occur before
another task. See also dependency and successor.
priorities: A ranking of importance assigned to tasks. When you use resource
leveling to resolve project conflicts, priority is a factor in the leveling
calculation. A higher-priority task is less likely than a lower-priority task to incur a
delay during the leveling process. See also resource leveling.
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