Assigning Tasks through buckets in Microsoft Project for the Web


today I will show you how to see Task assignments, and how to Assign Tasks automatically using Buckets in Microsoft Project for the Web.

Fist of all I will create a new Project, and some Tasks with some assignments:


I will switch to Buckets, following next steps:


and I will get:


As you can see, here I can see Tasks grouped by assignees. Notice, for example, Task 4. Since Ellen, John, and Mary are assigned to that Task it is show under each of those Resources. So, this does not mean that I have three Tasks with name: Task 4, but it means that it is one Tasks assigned to multiple Resources.

Let’s say that I want to assign Task 5 to myself. The easiest way is to drag and drop this Tasks to the Column with my name, and I will get:


But what if I want to assign this Task to Jim, as well? Then I will click on that Task and I will follow next steps:


and I will get:


As you see Tim’s Column is added and Task 5 is placed in this Column as well.

This is a great thing in Microsoft Project for the Web, because you can see who will work on which Tasks, and also it it easy to assign or reassign Tasks directly to the right person.



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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