Microsoft Project 2013–what is new? Part 4



In Microsoft Project 2013 you can find a great set of new Reports. Because this is still Beta 1, we can expect more Reports in final version.

When I am talking about Reports, I mean that now, you create own own Reports, and you Modify existing Reports as well.

I will show you one new Report, called Burndown. It is very well known Report in agile (Scrum, for instance) methodology!

OK. I will create a simple Project first.

Step 1. – I will add two Tasks, and I will link them:


Step 2. – I am going to create Resource for my Project:


Step 3. – I am going to assign Resource to Tasks:


Step 4- I am going to save the Baseline:




Now I will look at the Burndown Report:


and I will get:


Nothing? This is a Bug? No it is not! I will click on left chart and I will get:


When I click on Edit button I will get:


I will change Units from Weeks to Days and I will get:


I did the same thing for the Right Chart. Notice that Left chart is about working hours, and right is about Number of Tasks!

Now I will use Task Usage View, and I will put some Actuals:


Now the Burndown Report looks like this:


If I want to modify this Report I can select, for example, Right Chart and do some modifications:


I have renamed the Report, and I have added some fields.

And because I know that you love me so much I will add my personal picture in that report, just for you:


Beautiful Report Engine in MS PROJECT 2013! And this is Beta 1. I am impressed! The old, poor Reports are gone forever!




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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4 Responses to Microsoft Project 2013–what is new? Part 4

  1. Carole Laycock says:

    In Report Tools Design tab, click ‘Copy Report’. This can now be pasted in to Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.

  2. fouad mohammed says:

    after creating such report ,can you export to EXcel or PDF or any other type

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