Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a summary task, part of Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Training.
- Summary tasks are great for organizing project work.…They can represent project phases,…tasks performed by a group,…or some other organization scheme.…In Project, you can add a Summary task…for several existing tasks,…or you can create a new summary task…with a sub-task.…Let's say I have some existing work tasks…that I want to organize.…The first four tasks in this project,…all relate to the same thing.…So what I'm going to do,…is I'm going to drag over their Task ID cells,…to select them all.…
Then I want to insert a summary task for them.…On the Task tab, I head over to the Insert section,…and click Summary.…That inserts a new Summary task,…and it makes it the Summary task,…for those four tasks.…So now, they're indented to become sub-tasks.…The Task name cell for the Summary task,…is selected automatically,…so you can go right ahead and type…the name of the summary task.…We'll call it Document Requirements.…Notice, over in the time scale,…that the Summary task has a black bracket,…that shows the duration for all the sub-tasks beneath it.…
- Setting up projects and calendars
- Creating tasks and milestones
- Linking and timing tasks
- Setting up and assigning resources
- Understanding duration, work, and units
- Filtering and grouping items with views
- Adding tasks to a baseline
- Updating progress and costs
- Viewing project status
- Running reports
- Importing and exporting projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Working with Project
2. Setting Up Project Files
3. Creating Tasks
4. Linking and Timing tasks
5. Creating Resources
6. Assigning Tasks to Resources
7. Working with Views
8. Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule
9. Tracking and Managing a Project
10. Viewing and Reporting Project Information
11. Sharing Projects
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