Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
progress lines: Gantt Chart view bars that overlap the baseline taskbar and
allow you to compare the baseline plan with a task’s tracked progress.
project: A series of tasks that achieves a specific goal. A project seeks to
meet the triple requirements of timeliness, quality, and budget.
project calendar: The calendar on which all new tasks are based; the project
calendar can be standard, 24 Hour, or use a Night Shift.
Project Guide: A wizard-like help feature that takes Project users through
various steps to build a Project schedule.
project management: The discipline that studies various methods,
procedures, and concepts used to control the progress and outcome of projects.
Project Server: A Web-based companion product of Microsoft Project that
enables team members to enter information about their tasks into an overall
project schedule without having Project installed on their own computers.
recurring task: A task that will occur several times during the life of a
project. Regular project team meetings or quarterly inspections are examples of
resource: A cost associated with a task. A resource can be a person, a piece
of equipment, materials, or a fee.
resource driven: A task whose timing is determined by the number of
resources assigned to it.
resource leveling: A process used to modify resource assignments to resolve
resource pool: (1) Resources that are assigned as a group to an individual
task, such as a pool of administrative workers assigned to generate a report.
(2) A group of resources created in a centralized location that multiple
project managers can access and assign to their projects.
resource sharing: A feature that allows you to copy resources you created in
another project to your current plan.
Resource Substitution Wizard: A wizard that replaces an unavailable
resource with another of similar skill and cost.
roll up: The calculation by which all subtask values are rolled up —
summarized — in a single summary task.