today I will show you how beautiful is Timeline View in Microsoft Project for the Web.
We all know how difficult is to manage Projects with many Tasks. It is hard to see for a Task all Predecessors, and Successors, and to find them.
Using Timeline View it is very easy. Let me first create a brand new Project:
In this View – grid View you don’t see much! BUT! I will switch to Timeline View, and I will get:
Here you can see Gantt Chart. Now, for example I want to know predecessors and successors for Task 4. I can easily get this just by hoovering my mouse over this particular Task on the Gantt Chart View:
As you can see, all those blue bolded lines shows predecessors (in my example: Task 1 and 2), and Successors (Task 6). And one more thing! On the top of this View Start and Finish date for this Task are shown.
Now, you can ask: How can I see Start and Finish date for the whole Project? To have that, first I will put a Summary Task for the Project as a whole:
Now I will switch to the Timeline View again, and I will hoover my mouse over this Task, and I will get:
See? Piece of cake!
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)!