Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting task date constraints, part of Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Training.
- Most of the time you want Project…to calculate the schedule,…but sometimes tasks need to occur on specific dates…or have other kinds of date restrictions.…Manually-scheduled tasks, discussed in other movies,…let you specify when a task starts and finishes.…Date constraints are another Project feature…that let you specify when tasks start or finish,…but they have varying degrees of flexibility.…First of all, keep in mind every task…comes with some kind of date constraint.…
Let me show you what I mean.…First thing I'm do is, I'm gonna drag…this vertical divider over to the right a little bit.…Then I'm gonna right-click the Start heading…and choose Insert Column.…I start to type "constraint," and when I see…"constraint type," I click that…to add the Constraint Type column.…Now I'm gonna drag that vertical divider…between the two headings so I can see…what the constraint types are.…By default the constraint type is as soon as possible.…That's completely flexible, but it is a constraint.…
This constraint, "as soon as possible,"…
- 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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