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Set the month a fiscal year starts with
Article Show All Hide All You can set the month on which the fiscal year sets if it differs from January, or the start of the Gregorian calendar. Set when the fiscal ye...
Set a project start date or finish date
Article Show All Hide All When you build a new project plan, you specify whether you want to schedule your project from a start date (start date: The date when a task i...
Project 2007
View and track scheduling factors
Article Show All Hide All Schedules (schedule: The timing and sequence of tasks within a project. A schedule consists mainly of tasks, task dependencies, durations, con...
Project 2007
The duration of a task changed when I assigned a resource
Article Show All Hide All Symptoms When you assign resources (resources: The people, equipment, and material that are used to complete tasks in a project.) to a task (t...
Project 2007
Enter or change a task duration
Article Show All Hide All When you initially create a new task, Project 2007 gives the task an estimated duration (duration: The total span of active working time that ...
Project 2007
Manage your project's critical path
Article Show All Hide All You may wonder, "What ultimately determines the length of my project?" The answer is the critical path (critical path: The series of tasks tha...
Project 2007
The duration or work value changed unexpectedly when I assigned a resource
Article Show All Hide All Symptoms When you assign a resource (resources: The people, equipment, and material that are used to complete tasks in a project.) to a task (...
My resource calendar doesn't modify the time that the resource is scheduled
Article Show All Hide All Symptoms Microsoft Office Project 2007 automatically creates a resource calendar (resource calendar: A calendar that specifies working and non...
Project 2007
Watch this: Use a PERT analysis
Article Show All Hide All You can use a Program, Evaluation, and Review Technique (PERT) analysis (PERT analysis: PERT [Program, Evaluation, and Review Technique] analy...
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Set the status date for project reporting
Article Change the status date of the project schedule to see progress, earned value, and progress lines.
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013
Watch this: Create slack (float) in your schedule
Article Show All Hide All Some projects may benefit from having slack (also called "float") (slack: The amount of time that a task can slip before it affects another ta...
Project 2007
Tasks are not rescheduled when I change the project to schedule from a finish date
Article Show All Hide All Symptoms The tasks (task: An activity that has a beginning and an end. Project plans are made up of tasks.) are not rescheduled when you chang...
Watch this: Use lag and lead time
Article Show All Hide All Lag (lag time: A delay between tasks that have a dependency. For example, if you need a two-day delay between the finish of one task and the s...
Project 2007
Watch this: Show the critical path
Article Show All Hide All Keeping a close eye on your project's critical path (critical path: The series of tasks that must be completed on schedule for a project to fi...
Project 2007
Set a project start date or finish date
Article Show All Hide All When you build a new project plan, you specify whether you want to schedule your project from a start date (start date: The date when a task i...
Create work breakdown structure (WBS) codes
Article Show All Hide All Work breakdown structure (WBS) (WBS: A hierarchical structure that is used to organize tasks for reporting schedules and tracking costs. With ...
Set the status date
Article Show All Hide All Microsoft Office Project uses the status date (status date: A date that you set [rather than the current date] for reporting the time, cost, o...
Automatically adjust the start and finish dates for new projects
Article Show All Hide All You can use the Adjust Dates macro (macro: An action or a set of actions that you can use to automate tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual...
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Track tasks using Project 2007
Article Microsoft Office Project 2007 Step by Step By Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson Carl Cha tfield is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with exten...
Project 2007
Set a start date or finish date (constraint) for a task
Article Apply constraints to your tasks to impose restrictions on the way that the task's start and finish dates are calculated in Project 2007.
How scheduling works in Project
Article Show All Hide All Microsoft Office Project uses a powerful scheduling engine to help align your organization's projects and tasks (task: An activity that has a ...
Project 2007
Watch this: Create a baseline
Article Show All Hide All You can set a baseline (baseline plan: The original project plans [up to 11 per project] used to track progress on a project. The baseline pla...
Project 2007
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