Today I will show you how to build schedule using Task form in MS PROJECT 2016. First I will create a simple Project:
I will create two Resources:
Now, it is time to create Schedule! Which Task has which predecessors and who is going to work on which Task.
I will now show Task Form:
Now I have this:
As you can see, on the upper part of the screen I can see on which Task I am working at the moment, What are Strat and Finish dates of it, Duration, Is it manually or auto scheduled, and Task Type, eg. is it Fixed Units, Fixed Duration or Fixed work, and is it Effort or Non effort driven.
For the Task 1 I will say that John will work on it:
Do not forget this: whatever you do on the Task Form, you should click on the OK button to make those changes applied to your Project.
I will click on the Next button and I will say That Mary is going to work on this particular Task, and That Task 1 is Predecessor of Task 2:
you can see that I can choose Units and Work for Resource, and Type (Finish To Finish, Finish to Start, etc.) and Lag for Predecessor. So let me put John and Mary at the Task 3 with 50% units, and Task 2 as Predecessor with Start to Start relationship with 3 days lag:
So finally, I will have:
As you can see, Task form is very powerful for building the Schedule for your Project, and I encourage you to use it all the time!