How to build Project Schedule with Task form using MS Project 2016


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!



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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