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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Tracking a Project’s Performance and Costs

To track progress on tasks in a project, you need to get periodic feedback from resources about their progress and then enter that information into the project plan. Microsoft Project can help you get feedback from resources by automatically requesting that they send you progress updates, using either Project Server or regular email. With both of these options, the resource receives a timesheet-like form that he or she fills out and submits to you. Then you review the entries and, if they are satisfactory, you update the project plan automatically with the resource’s responses. If you don’t use Project Server or email to gather progress information, you need to determine progress manually and manually ...

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