Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking for schedule problems, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Our project file now shows 28 days,…but we've noticed a couple of scheduling problems.…On Task ID number 10, our Buffer task,…we no longer can see that this is a…Buffer displayed type task in our Gantt chart.…We'd like to continue to have that, so we're going to…right click in the Bar Styles area, and select Bar Styles.…We'll scroll down to the bottom of this list, and we'll…add in a Buffer bar style for this particular view…now that we're in the tracking Gantt.…
We'll change this to the shape…the third one down on the top.…We'll change the color to a much more visible color…now that we've implemented the critical path.…We'll put a green color, the second one in that choice,…and of course we need to put in the Display For type option,…so we'll put in Normal, again this was…Flag 1, Active, Not Manually Scheduled.…We'll then press OK, and our Buffer task…now displays correctly as we had done before.…
Now earlier we had implemented it as orange,…but since that's close to the red of our…critical path, we need to modify that.…
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- Determine the duration of a milestone.
- Explain how to add a lead to a task.
- Identify the difference between a deadline and a constraint.
- Recognize how to put tasks in sequence.
- Recall how to overlap two tasks.
- Explain how to change the available working time for a task.