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Project 2013 for Resource Planning and Project Management

A step by step tutorial for Microsoft Project 2013 using real world examples
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What Will I Learn?
Basic understanding of MS Project 2013
Get proficient at over allocation of resources and leveling
Reporting and Presenting Project Information
Efficiently use schedules, calendars, and critical paths
Understanding of cost management features
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Requirements
  • Familiarity with Project Management Concepts
Description

Microsoft Project helps project managers in plan development, budget control, resources allocation, tracking progress, and reviewing workloads. This is applicable multiple sectors from IT, manufacturing, construction, to healthcare projects. You might think that simple Excel might solve the density for you but you it will impede your progress for complex projects and Microsoft Project 2013 come really handy in that case.

This course includes skill-building in each of the basic functions of Microsoft Project 2013 such as setting up project files, creating tasks, linking and timing tasks, creating resources, assigning tasks, reporting project information, etc. The training course provides an understanding and practice of Project management concepts applicable in real world.

This course will cover following topics:

    ·Plan and manage project schedules, milestones and resources

    ·Optimize plans and organize calendars

    ·Setting baselines, tracking progress and variances (target vs. actual)

    ·Constructing and changing dependencies

    ·Assign resources to tasks and troubleshoot over-allocation conflicts

    ·Create reports and dashboards to effectively share project data

    ·Others: Working and The Non-Working Time, Manual and Auto-Scheduling, Task Splitting, Date Constraint, Overtime, Gantt Chart, Slack, Critical Paths, Peak, Milestone Tasks, Task Allocation & Dependencies, Duration, Work and Units

We will also learn few time saving techniques such as: modifying dependencies so that tasks can start sooner, creating overlapping dependencies, reducing the amount of slack on individual tasks, breaking larger tasks into smaller chunks and drive project using parallel tasks, outsourcing in case of resource constraints, etc. This tutorial is designed for beginners where they will develop important skills in planning a project and using project management software. After the completion of the course, learners are able to effortlessly conduct all basic tasks to create and track projects. Working files are included for the chapter, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

The course includes:

    ·`13 Section-wise short quiz to test your understanding

    ·Downloadable shortcut sheet for MS Project 2013

    ·Lifetime support for doubt solving

Who is the target audience?
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Software Developers
  • Professionals who seek introduction to Project 2013
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 15:38

This training Course is designed for beginners where they will develop important skills in planning a Project, task entry, resource entry, task linking, and more. After the completion of the course, participants are able to effortlessly conduct all basic tasks to create and track projects. This course includes skill-building in each of the basic functions of Microsoft Project 2013 such as using the interface, applying filters, project planning, setting project start dates, adding recurring tasks, resolving scheduling conflicts, using lag time and lead time, and setting deadlines on tasks.

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Course Overview
03:34

The improvements due in this upcoming release should do a lot to help project managers and their teams New features such as Start Experience, Backstage Updates, Options, Visuals, Task Path, Team Planner View, Link Integration, New Reporting Story, etc.

Preview 04:31

By providing a Standard and a Professional edition, Microsoft Project 2013 tailors its flexible platform and tools to the project management needs of a user.

MS Project 2013 Edition
01:15

The new fluid and brand new interface makes it more intuitive to use Microsoft project tool.

  1. The Microsoft Office Fluent interface (the “ribbon”)
  2. The Backstage view
  3. Manually scheduled tasks
  4. Timeline view
  5. Better pasting to Excel and Word
  6. Customizable ribbon
  7. Custom fields
  8. AutoFilter improvements
  9. Save as PDF or XPS
  10. Team Planner view (Project Professional only)
  11. Inactivate tasks (Project Professional only)
  12. SharePoint Task List integration (Project Professional only)
Preview 06:18

Short Quiz For Section 1

Short Quiz
2 questions
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Working with the Project
3 Lectures 23:01

Similar to other Office 2013 applications, Project 2013 uses the Fluent interface, commonly called the ribbon. The Ribbon organizes all the commands that most people use in a new way, making them quickly accessible from tabs at the top of the application window.

Preview 07:59

The backstage view gives all the tools you need to work with your files are accessible from one location. You can access backstage view from the file tab.

BackStage View
06:28

In this session you will learn about:

  1. Add your favorite tasks to the Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Add commands like Link Tasks or Scroll to Task, on a TASK tab to the Quick-Access Toolbar.
  3. Add commands to a Custom tab or Group.
Working with the Commands
08:34

Short Quiz 2 For Section 2

Short Quiz 2
3 questions
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Setting up the Project Files
6 Lectures 44:28

You can create a project file in several ways, but in this video you'll see the basic steps for creating a project from scratch. You will learn how to create a new project and save the project with .mpp file extension.

Creating and saving the Projects
06:46

You can create new projects from templates installed locally or templates available online. In this tutorial, you will learn the following:

    ·Using Templates installed with Project.

    ·Using Templates from the Office Online website

    ·Using Templates within your organization.

Preview 06:37

Project can generate a new file based on existing files from Project or other applications. In this session, you will learn to import from Excel Workbook Template

Importing the Excel Workbook to Project
06:12

The Calendar view resembles a traditional “month-at-a-glance” calendar and displays tasks as bars spanning the days on which they are scheduled to occur. In this session you will learn to switch to the calendar view using View Tab.

Working with the Calendars
04:34

Project assumes that most people work a standard week, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. But you don’t have to stick with that schedule. If you want your team to work Saturdays or evenings, so be it. Just change the working time on the project calendar. In this session, you will learn the following:

  1. Change Working Time.
  2. Add vacation days
  3. Add holidays
  4. Create a non-working day
Preview 12:50

The Project Properties contain items such the project Title, Subject, and Author. It’s a great idea to complete these fields because they can be used in headers and footers within reports and they can provide additional information for other users who view the project. In this tutorial, you will learn to use the option “Options” in the Back stage View.

Setting the basic options
07:29

Short Quiz For Section 3

Short Quiz 3
3 questions
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Creating Tasks
11 Lectures 56:36

This video also introduces a new scheduling method at your disposal. Welcome to manually scheduled tasks. With manually scheduled tasks, Project 2013 provides the project manager even more control over the schedule. You will learn the following in this video:

  1. Manually scheduled tasks. The Duration is a text value, not a number. Since the duration is a text value, a start date hasn't been set automatically by Project.
  2. Automatically scheduled tasks. The Duration is a number value. Since the duration is a number value, a start date has been automatically set by Project, and a bar is displayed.
  3. If anything about your project changes after you create your schedule, you can update the tasks or resources and Project adjusts the schedule for you.
Understanding the difference between the manual and auto-scheduling
07:23

Microsoft Project 2013 gives you the option of scheduling tasks manually or letting Project use the scheduling engine. Manual scheduling is beneficial early in the project when high-level target dates are known, but the detailed tasks and timing are unknown. In this tutorial you will learn the following:

  1. Insert a task between existing tasks
  2. To quickly create a task, go to the Gantt Chart, select an empty Task Name field at the bottom of the task list, and then press Enter.
  3. Select Manually Schedule on the Task tab to schedule your task manually.
Creating a Manual Task
05:30

Automatically calculate the start, finish and duration values for this task based on dependencies, constraints, calendars and the other factors. In this tutorial you will learn the following

1.Insert a task between existing tasks

2.To quickly create a task, go to the Gantt Chart, select an empty Task Name field at the bottom of the task list, and then press Enter.

3.Select Auto- Schedule on the Task tab to schedule your task manually.

Creating an Auto-Schedule
03:13

Microsoft Project 2010 gives you the option of scheduling tasks manually or letting Project use the scheduling engine. Manual scheduling is beneficial early in the project when high-level target dates are known, but the detailed tasks and timing are unknown. In this tutorial you will learn the following:

1.Insert a task between existing tasks

2.To quickly create a task, go to the Gantt Chart, select an empty Task Name field at the bottom of the task list, and then press Enter.

3.Select Manually Schedule on the Task tab to schedule your task manually.

Switch Modes
04:01

A milestone is a major event or activity in a project and it indicates the phase completion or major deliverables or any significant achievement of your project during the execution of the project. In project plan, any task with zero duration is called as a milestone. i.e. Start date and finish dates are the same for milestone tasks. MS Project displays the milestones with diamond symbol in the Gantt chart view. In this tutorial you will learn the following

Steps to mark the tasks with duration as milestone

Showing the Finish date as Milestone marker on Gantt

Show the entire duration of the milestone on Gantt Chart

Steps to mark the tasks as milestones with zero duration

Creating a Milestone Tasks
03:22

If you have a task that will happen every couple of days or every month — any regular schedule, Project can help you create it as a recurring task, so you only have to set it up once. In this tutorial you will learn the following:

  1. Creating a recurring task.
  2. Setting recurring task reminders
  3. Find recurring tasks using indicators
Adding a Recurring Tasks
06:11

Most projects begin their lives outside of Microsoft Project, often as a simple task list in another program. When you’re ready to get started, you can copy a task list in Word (or any Office program) and paste it into Project without losing the formatting or outline structure. In this tutorial you will learn to copy data from and to other programs like Excel.

Copying Data
02:53

Summary tasks are great for organizing work tasks for a project. They can represent phases of work or tasks performed by a particular group. In Project you can create a summary task for several existing tasks or create a new summary task with its own new subtask. In this tutorial you will learn to create a summary task by dragging over the Task Name cells to select the tasks and then on the task tab in the Insert section clicking summary.

Creating a Summary Task
06:41

In this tutorial you will learn the following techniques:

  1. Simply click the Format tab, and go to Show/Hide group, you will find the Summary Tasks listed in the bottom of the group.
  2. Check the box in front of it, you can choose to show the Summary Tasks. If not, just click the box again to uncheck it.
Displaying the Summary Tasks
03:00

Some tasks in a project can be further broken down into smaller tasks, or subtasks. If you know that your project has several tasks that fall under a larger task, you can create a summary task in your project tasks list to represent the larger task. You can also represent relationships between tasks, by identifying which tasks need to be completed before others can start. In this tutorial you will learn the following:

  1. Create a summary task.
  2. Set up relationships between tasks.
  3. Adjust the dates in the Start Date and Due Date columns to reflect the relationships between the tasks.

Organizing the Tasks in the Task List
04:37

The work breakdown structure (WBS) is a hierarchical decomposition of the project objectives into deliverable-oriented tasks that are executed by the project team to accomplish the overall project goals. The WBS forms the backbone of all the project planning activities. The WBS divides the scope of the project work into smaller, manageable work packages for maintaining better control of the project activities. It is imperative to remember that the WBS represents 100% of all the work defined in the project scope. Anything that is not included in the WBS is considered out of scope for the project. In this session, you will learn the following:

  1. ·Click View, and then pick a sheet view, such as the Task Sheet or Resource Sheet.
  2. ·Click Project. In the Properties group, click WBS and then click Define Code.
  3. ·You can create a project-specific code in the Project Code Prefix box. You can use numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, and symbols.
Assigning WBS Codes
09:45

Short Quiz For Section 4

Short Quiz 4
3 questions
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Linking and Timing Tasks
4 Lectures 28:45

You can link any two tasks in a project to show their relationship (also called a task dependency). Dependencies drive the project schedule — once you link the tasks, every change you make to the predecessor affects the successor, which affects the next one, and so on. In this tutorial, you will learn to link tasks by following steps:

  1. Click View > Gantt Chart.
  2. Hold down Ctrl and click the two tasks you want to link (in the Task Name column).
  3. Click Task > Link Tasks.
Linking the Tasks
09:48

In Project, you can build in a delay between the finish of one task and the start of another. Or you can make one task overlap with another. You can set lead time or lag time for external dependencies just as you would tasks within the same project. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create delays and task overlaps:

1.On the View menu, click Gantt Chart.

2.In the Task Name field, click the task with the external dependency.

3.Click Task Information, and then click the Predecessors tab.

4.In the Lag field, type the lead time or lag time you want as a duration or as a percentage of the predecessor task's duration.

5.To enter lead time, type a negative number or negative percentage, such as -2d for two days of lead time.

6.To enter lag time, type a positive number or percentage, such as 50% for half the predecessor task's duration in lag time.

Task Lags
04:23

In this lecture we will learn about constraints. There are three types of constraints:

  1. Flexible constraints. This is a default type of constraint in MS PROJECT. It means that a task can start As Soon As Possible
  2. Semi-flexible constraints. A task must begin or end no later than the defined date
  3. Inflexible constraint. A task must begin or end on a certain date.

To set a constraint, you select the type of constraint you want in the Task Information dialog box.

To set a task constraint, follow these steps:

1.Double-click a task. The Task Information dialog box appears.

2.Click the Advanced tab.

3.Select a constraint from the Constraint Type list.

4.If the constraint requires a date, select one from the Constraint Date list.

5.Click the OK button to save the settings.

To set a deadline, follow these steps:

1.Double-click a task. The Task Information dialog box appears.

2.Click the Advanced tab.

3.Click the arrow in the Deadline field to display a calendar and then select a date. If necessary, click the forward- or backward-facing arrow to move to a different month.

Click the OK button to save the deadline setting.

Date Constraint
07:29

Microsoft Project 2013 has a feature to change or hide existing project task dependency links within the Gantt Chart view. In this tutorial, we will learn to view task and task links:

    On the Format tab, in the Format group, click Layout. Make your necessary modifications within the dialog box. Select OK to confirm.

    TIP: A Right-Click in the Gantt chart provides a shortcut menu

View the Tasks and Task Links
07:05

Short Quiz for Section 5

Short Quiz 5
2 questions
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Creating Resources
5 Lectures 31:34

Resources are typically people included in your project plan, whether or not they are assigned to tasks. However, a resource could also include anything that is used to complete a project, including, equipment and other materials (like cement or Web servers). In this tutorial, you will learn to access resources:

1.Click the View tab. In the Resource Views group, click Resource Sheet.

2.In the Resource Name field, type a work, material, or generic resource name.

3.If you want to designate resource groups, then in the Group field for the resource name, type the name of the group. Specify the resource type.

4.In the Max. Units field for the resource, type the number of total units that this resource is available for this project. The maximum units value specifies how much of this resource is available for this project — for example, part-time or multiples.

Additional notes

To create a budget resource, select the resource, right-click the resource name, and then click Information. Select the Budget check box.

You can add a work resource and associated information by using your MAPI e-mail address book, from the Active Directory, or from Microsoft Project Server. Click the Resource tab, and in the Insert group, click Add Resources. Click Build Team from Enterprise (Project Professional only), Active Directory, or Address Book.

Understanding Resources
02:58

In Project, a Work Resource is one you assigned based on time, like a person who works full time or half time or a moving truck that you rent for five days. In a later section, you will then learn how to assign these resources to tasks within a project- and let Microsoft Project schedule work assignments as needed. Learn this and more during this lecture.

  1. Creating work resources quickly in the Gantt Chart view
  2. Creating resources using the Resource Sheet
Creating Work Resources
14:16

Material resources represent tangible items consumed by a project. Material resources don't have a time component like work resources so you fill-in a few less fields. In the previous tutorial on creating work resources, note you had to select the “Work” option from the “Type” drop-down for any work resources (people, places, or equipment) created. Material resource types are different from work resources in that material resources represent materials used or consumed by the various tasks within a project. Learn this and more during this lecture.

Creating Material Resource
03:12

The work and material resource types that you have created in the previous lectures in this section can have default costs and/or pay rates associated with them. This assists you in recording the costs associated with completing your tasks. Learn this and more during this lecture. Microsoft Project calculates the costs for resources based on regular and overtime rates, on per-use costs, on fixed costs, or on costs for cost resources (such as airfare or dining) that are assigned to tasks.

In this tutorial, you will learn to enter pay rates for people:

1.Click View > Resource Sheet.

2.If you don’t see the Entry table, click View > Tables > Entry.

3.In the Resource Name field, type the person’s name, or select the name if that person is already in the resource sheet.

4.In the Type field, make sure that Work is shown.

5.In the Std. Rate field, type the standard pay rate for that person.

6.Press Tab to move to this field if you don’t see it.

7.If you plan to track overtime in your project, and your person can work overtime, type the overtime rate in the Ovt. Rate field.

8.In the Accrue field, cost accrual is Prorated by default, but you can pick Start or End to accrue rate-based resource costs at the start or end of the project.

Setting up costs for work and material resources
06:27

Another type of resource you can create within your projects is the cost resource. Cost resources are different from work and material resources in that cost resources represent costs commonly incurred to complete various tasks within a project. Learn this and more during this lecture.

Here’s how you enter cost resources:

  1. Click View > Resource Sheet.
  2. If you don’t see the Entry table, click View > Tables > Entry.
  3. In the Resource Name field, type a name for the cost resource. For example, enter an equipment resource named Equipment rental, or a cost resource named Airfare.
  4. In the Type field, click the arrow, and pick Cost.
  5. Click View > Gantt Chart.
  6. Click the task to which you want to assign the cost resource.
  7. In the Resource Names column, click the arrow, and check the box next to the name of your cost resource.
Cost Resource
04:41

Short Quiz For Section 6

Short Quiz 6
2 questions
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Assigning Tasks to the Resources
7 Lectures 38:00

A lot of users have questions on MS-Project fixed work v/s fixed duration fields. This lesson focuses on the project planning phase and using the different task types to build an accurate work breakdown structure. MS-Project uses the following formula to calculate duration, resources (units) and effort. Duration X Units = Work. MS-Project expects the user to provide two of the inputs and MS-Project calculates the third. To view these fields and the impact of Task Types, additional fields need to be added to the Task Entry View.

To create a Fixed Duration task:

  1. Insert the Type field into the Gantt Chart view
  2. Enter the task name
  3. Change the Type field to Fixed Duration
  4. Enter the Duration
  5. Enter the Resources
  6. Effort will be calculated by MS-Project

To create a Fixed Work task:

  1. Insert the Type field into the Gantt Chart view
  2. Enter the task name
  3. Change the Type field to Fixed Work
  4. Enter the Effort in the Work field
  5. Enter the Resources

Duration will be calculated by MS-Project

Duration,Work and Units
04:18

Typically, once tasks are entered into a schedule, people are assigned to work on them. In this tutorial, you will learn the following:

    1.Assign a person full-time to a task

    2.Assign a person part time to a task

    3. Assigning lot of people to a task.

Assigning resources to the tasks
07:37

Team Planner is an extremely powerful, single-glance Resource Management tool for managing your project tasks. In this session, you will learn to see the team planner view and Locate one over allocated resource (name in red) and then find at least one task on the timescale that is causing an over allocation (red horizontal bars).

Using Team Planner to assign resouces
05:45

The Over allocation time phased field contains the amount of work that is over allocated for all assigned resources on a task, the total amount of work that a resource is over allocated on all assigned tasks, or the amount of work that a resource is over allocated on an assignment. In this tutorial, you will learn using Resource usage view to find over allocation of resources.

Finding Over Allocation
05:29

When you assign or remove people from a task, Microsoft Office Project 2013 lengthens or shortens the duration of the task based on the number of resources assigned to it, but it does not change the total work for the task. This is called effort-driven scheduling and is the default Project uses when you assign resources to tasks. Effort-driven scheduling only takes effect when resources are added to or removed from a task. In this tutorial, you will learn the following:

1.Select the task that you want to be effort-driven.

2.Go to the Task tab

3.Click Information to view the task information and then select the Advanced tab.

4.Tick the checkbox that say effort-driven

Effort-Driven
04:07

The Peak fields contain the maximum percentage or number of units (units: The quantity of a resource assigned to a task. In this session, you will learn to use “Peak” for resource field and assignment field.

Peak
06:49

Depending upon the needs of your project, you can either remove or replace a resource that is assigned to a task in your project. To replace resources on a task, you will need to undertake following steps:

  1. On the View tab, in the Task Views group, click Gantt Chart.
  2. In the Task Name column, select and right-click the task with the resource that you want to replace.
  3. Click Assign Resources.
  4. In the Assign Resources dialog, in the Resource Name column, select the resource that you want to replace.
  5. Click Replace.

In the Replace Resource dialog box, click the resource that you want to replace, and then click

Replacing resources on the task
03:55
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Working with the Views
12 Lectures 01:17:19

Choosing the right view of your schedule is the first big step toward keeping your project on track. In this tutorial, you will learn the following

  1. Using Task Views
  2. Resource Views
  3. Split Views
Choosing the view
06:48

In Microsoft Project, there are hundreds of fields, or columns of data, that you can view and enter information into. To avoid having to scroll through all of these columns to find a specific piece of information, Project organises its fields into tables. There are several preset tables within Project and a number of ways to switch between them:

  1. In any version of Project you can right-click at the top left corner of a table and choose a different table view.
  2. In Project 2013, from the View tab of the Ribbon you can choose Tables and then select a different table view.
  3. For a full view select more tables in the drop-down and choose the view that you require.
Working with the Table
04:31

In this session, you will learn to add, remove, or rearrange columns directly in a table whether it's built-in or customized.

Inserting and rearranging the Table columns
05:12

In this tutorial, you will learn to change the heading that appears, wrap the heading text to fit the column width, align the text, and more setting for column of the table

Changing the Settings of the Columns in a Table
05:59

In this lecture, you will learn to quickly switch to another open window using window group in the view Tab.

Displaying the Two windows at the same time
05:46

The Timeline View provides an overview of the project schedule and lets you select only the tasks and milestones that need to be communicated. This is very different from filtering the Gantt chart to display only the milestones and the summary tasks. In this tutorial, you will learn the following:

Creating the Timeline View

1. Select the View tab.

2. Click the Timeline checkbox.

3. Find a milestone in your project schedule.

4. Right-click the task and select Add to Timeline

5. The milestone will appear on the Timeline View.

Using the Time Line View
07:59

In this tutorial, you will learn to sort tasks in Alphabetical order, Sort multiple columns at the same time, Sort tasks by date, Sort tasks by resources, etc.

Sorting
07:20

Microsoft Project 2013 lets you group similar items together to help you keep track of all the data you enter. Organizing tasks or resources in this way can help you identify a potential problem in your project.

The Group feature essentially enables you to organize information by certain criteria — for example, by hourly rate, duration, or cost.

Follow these steps to group tasks:

·1.Go to the View tab

2.In the Data group click the drop down near group-by

Grouping
07:04

In this tutorial, you will learn how Project 2013 provides predefined filters for viewing specific aspects of tasks and resources

Filtering
09:20

In this tutorial, you will learn to use Taskbar formatting to emphasize information by showing Critical Tasks in red and Noncritical Tasks in blue.

Task Bar
08:27

In this tutorial, you will learn to format the layout of the timescale in the Gantt Chart o to the Format tab,and then click the Layout button.

Task Layout
04:27

In this Tutorial,you will learn to Modify the text in the column

Task Text
04:26

Short Quiz For Section 8

Short Quiz 8
3 questions
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Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule
7 Lectures 33:27

The critical path is a chain of linked tasks that directly affects the project finish date. In this lecture, you will learn to the critical path concept and view it Microsoft Project 2013

Critical Paths
05:40

You will learn to use Task Inspector to see the factors effecting the task’s start date and error messages or suggestions for the tasks. To open the task inspector, follow the steps:

1.To open the task inspector, click a task.

2.Then, on the Task tab, in the Tasks group, click Inspect Task.

3.The Task Inspector pane appears to the left of your project information.

Task Inspector
04:05

You will learn to split the task if there is a need to interrupt work on a task so that part of it starts later in the schedule. You can split a task into as many sections as you need. To split the task, follow the step:

  1. Click View, and then in the Task Views group, click Gantt Chart.
  2. Click Task, and then in the Schedule group, click Split Task.
  3. On the task's Gantt bar, click the bar on the date where you want the split to occur, and drag the second part of the bar to the date that you want work to begin again.
  4. To remove a split in a task (join), drag a section of the task until it touches another section.
Split the Task
03:38

In this lecture, you will learn about delaying an assigned task and simple ways to resolve a resource over allocation.

Delaying a task or assignment
04:28

The Work Contour field provides choices for the contour shape for an assignment. The work contour determines how work for an assignment is to be distributed across the duration of the assignment. In this lecture, you will learn about the following:

  1. The best place to work with work contours is the Task Usage view.
  2. Add the Work Contour field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view when you want to display, filter, or change the contour shape. You can change the contour of an assignment to control when the work should be scheduled.
  3. The assignment's duration is divided into 10 segments. Each segment is a percentage of the assigned resource's work on the task in a day, assuming a 100 percent assignment unit on the task. The contour is stretched or condensed in accordance with the assignment's duration.
  4. If you edit the work contour, the setting automatically changes to Contoured.
  5. You can also change the work contour in the Assignment Information dialog box.
Adjusting a work counter
04:45

In this lecture, we will learn about resource leveling which can help project managers resolve over allocation by delaying or splitting up tasks.

Leveling Resources
07:02

In this lecture, you will learn about inactivating a task that allows you to cut tasks in your projects, while maintaining a record of these cut items.

There are several ways to inactivate a task:

  1. In the Tasks tab of the Ribbon, click Inactivate
  2. Right-click and choose Inactivate Task in the context menu
  3. In the General tab of the Task Information dialog, click the Inactive checkbox.
  4. Set the Active field to “No”
Inactivating a Task
03:49

Short Quiz For Section 9

Short Quiz 9
2 questions
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Tracking and Managing a Project
7 Lectures 47:13

In this tutorial, we will learn about the following

  1. Learn about baselines and interim plans
  2. Set a baseline
  3. Set an interim plan
  4. Update a baseline or an interim plan
  5. Analyze baseline and interim data
Understanding Baselines,Scheduled and actual values
05:10

In this lecture, you will learn about saving and clearing baseline

Saving and clearing a baseline
05:48

In this lecture, you will learn to add tasks to a baseline

Adding a Tasks to a baseline
08:28

In this session, you will learn to update the plan with the actual start and finish dates, actual work, actual and remaining duration, and the current percent complete and percent work complete

Updating the schedule
11:49

In this session, you will learn to assign overtime cost of additional work hours by using the overtime rates

Assigning overtime
06:37

We will discuss about updating the cost to understand and master overtime usage.

Updating the costs
03:30

In this lecture, we will discuss about rescheduling of uncompleted tasks to start on a date, such as the current date or a future date.

Rescheduling unfinished work
05:51

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