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Using Microsoft® Project 2010 by Brian Kennemer, Sonia Atchison

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4. Working with Tasks

This chapter walks you through adding tasks to your project in Project 2010.

After you have created and saved your initial project plan, the next step is to add tasks to your project. It’s important to understand the different types of tasks that Project 2010 offers. With a basic understanding of task types, you can add tasks to your project and then set up dependencies between the tasks. Project 2010 also provides a framework for adding work breakdown structure codes to your tasks, if your organization uses them.

Understanding Task Types

Each task in your project can be one of three different types:

• Fixed units

• Fixed work

• Fixed duration

These task types are used to determine which element of a task is most important ...

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