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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Selecting the Appropriate Task Settings

If you don’t assign resources to tasks or if you assign only material resources, you do not have to be concerned with selecting the task type or whether the task is effort driven. However, most assignments are for work resources, and for those you need to consider the task type and the effort-driven setting for a task each time you make or change resource assignments for the task.

NOTE

The effort-driven setting and the task types are defined and explained in detail in Chapter 9. Only a summary of the distinctions among the task types is given here. Similarly, the data fields that define a resource are covered in detail in Chapter 8 and are not explained again in detail here.

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