Columns in Grid View–Project for the Web


today I will explain all fields available for Columns in Grid View in Project for the Web.

First of all I will crate a simple Project with some Resource assigned to Tasks:


I’ve created the Schedule as well, using Timeline View:


Here I can see (visually) the Gantt Chart, and relations between Tasks.

I can adjust Columns in Grid View:


For this post I will add them all:


Now let me explain those fields one by one:

  • Duration – Task duration. It can be entered or calculated according to Effort. For example, if I put effort for Task 1 = 24 hours (instead of 16), Duration will be 1,5 Days. Calculation is: 24 hours / 2 Resources = 12 hours per Resource, and 12 hours per Resource / 8 hours per day = 1,5 day!
  • Assigned to – Resource(s) to whom the Task is assigned
  • % complete – How much of Task is completed. I can put it, or it can be calculated by Effort completed. For example, if I put for Task 1 Effort completed = 18 hours, % completed will be 18 hours (Completed) /24 hours (Effort) = 0,75, e.g. 75%
  • Depents (after) – simply – Successor(s)
  • Bucket – in Which bucket is this Task (for example – Sprint 1, or Automation). If you need further explanation to Buckets, read some of my previous Blog Posts
  • Depends on – simply – Predecessor
  • Effort – total hours for all Resources on Task. Look in Duration above for explanation
  • Effort completed – how much of effort is already done. I can enter value here (see % completed), or it can be calculated if I enter % completed
  • Effort remaining – Effort – Effort completed
  • Finish – Task Finish date. For example see Task 1 and Task 2:


Task 2 has Finish date – 01/10/2020. If I change it to, for example 01/13/2020 (Monday), I will move Strat date for Task 3, and the whole Schedule, as expected:


  • Start – Task Start Date. It is Calculated, but If I change it, the whole Schedule will change, as well.
  • Of course, you don’t have to put all those fields in Columns, just one that you really need.

Hope this helps.



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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