Increasing the Usefulness of Microsoft Project 2000 Data

Flexible viewing with graphical indicators

Many customers have requested a method to display alerts when aspects of a project are not going as planned; this is sometimes known as "stoplight" reporting. Microsoft Project 2000 now has many graphical indicators that can be assigned to display when values in custom fields extend past a predefined range, or for any other user-defined criteria. They can be displayed based on custom formula calculation results, value list selections, or just based on the value typed in.

Using the example from above, the following scheme can be applied to create a stoplight report:

Stoplight report

Stoplight reports are an easy way to quickly identify the trouble spots in a project.

Stoplight report with trouble spots