Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Shared Workspace: A feature of Windows SharePoint Services in which you
can share documents online that were created with various Microsoft Office
slack: The amount of time that you can delay a task before the task becomes
critical. Slack is used up when any delay in a task will delay the overall
project deadline. Also called float.
split tasks: Tasks that have one or more breaks in their timing. When you
split a task, you stop it part way and then start it again at a later time.
start date: The date on which a project or task begins.
start-to-finish relationship: A dependency relationship in which the start of
one task determines the finish of another task.
start-to-start relationship: A dependency relationship in which the start of
one task determines the start of another task.
subproject: A copy of a second project inserted in a project. The inserted
project becomes a phase of the project in which it is inserted.
subtask: A task detailing a specific step in a project phase. This detail is
rolled up into a higher-level summary task. Also called a subordinate task. See
also roll up.
successor: In a dependency relationship, the later of two tasks. See also
summary task: In a project outline, a task that has subordinate tasks. A
summary task rolls up the details of its subtasks and has no timing of its own. See
also roll up.
task: An individual step performed to reach a project’s goal.
template: A format in which a file can be saved. The template saves elements
such as calendar settings, formatting, and tasks. New project files can be
based on a template to save the time involved in reentering settings.
timescale: The area of a Gantt Chart view that displays units of time; when
placed against those units of time, taskbars graphically represent the timing
tracking: Recording the actual progress of work completed and the costs
accrued for a project’s tasks.