Lesson2.3.Entering Task Duration


Lesson 2.3. Entering Task Duration

Figure 2-3. The project updated with task durations in Gantt Chart view.


Now that you know the basics of task duration, it's time to get to work.

  1. Click the Duration field for the "Research Microsoft Project 2003" task.

    Notice that there is already a value entered in the field. The question mark indicates that the number is an estimate, which is what Project automatically enters in the task field until you assign a more definite duration.

    Give yourself ten days to research the program.

  2. Type 10 days and press Enter.

    The insertion point moves down to the next task duration and the chart area changes to reflect the task's duration.


    Note: We entered 10 days for the duration of this task, but because 1 week = 5 days, Project calculates 10 days and two weeks as having the same number of working hours.

  3. Enter the following durations for their corresponding tasks:

    Task Number

    Task Name

    Duration

    3

    Create outline

    4 days

    4

    Write lessons

    3 months

    5

    Quality Assurance

    (skip for now)

    6

    Check functionality

    5 days

    7

    Edit and proof text

    5 days

    8

    Send courseware to O'Reilly

    (skip for now)


    The Gantt Chart updates to show the duration of the tasks, as shown in Figure 2-3.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO ENTER A DURATION:

  • ENTER A DURATION IN THE DURATION FIELD.




CustomGuide Inc - Project 2003 Personal Trainer
Project 2003 Personal Trainer
ISBN: 0596008546
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 156

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