Chapter 3

Becoming a Task Master

In This Chapter

arrow Creating summary tasks and subtasks

arrow Moving tasks

arrow Collapsing and expanding tasks

arrow Creating milestones

arrow Deleting tasks and inactive tasks

arrow Entering a task note

The foundational unit in a project schedule is the project task; everything starts with it. After you identify and document your tasks, you can work with resources, dependencies, costs, durations, and other elements.

To be an effective task master, you need to be nimble in managing your tasks: Determine how to summarize work with a summary task, move work around, start and stop work in the middle of a task, and do all kinds of other tricks that help your schedule reflect what you want to happen on your project.

Creating Summary Tasks and Subtasks

When you look at a project work breakdown structure aka WBS (refer to Chapter 2), or a project task list, such as the one shown in Figure ...

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