Available groups

Microsoft Office Project 2007 provides predefined task or resource groups for categorizing and viewing rolled up task, resource, or assignment information in a variety of ways.

Note: If none of the predefined groups meet your needs, you can create a custom group, make it available from the menu, and display it automatically in a particular view.

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Learn about task groups

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Learn about task groups

Group Name

Description

Best Use

Complete and Incomplete Tasks

The Complete and Incomplete Tasks group categorizes and displays your project's tasks in these three % Work Complete groups: 0, 1–99, and 100.

Use the Complete and Incomplete Tasks group to quickly see the completion status of the tasks in your project.

Constraint Type

The Constraint Type group categorizes and displays your project's tasks according to one of the following constraints: As Late As Possible, As Soon As Possible, Finish No Earlier Than, Finish No Later Than, Must Finish On, Must Start On, Start No Earlier Than, and Start No Later Than.

Use the Constraint Type group to see the ways your project's tasks are constrained or to change an individual task's constraint type.

Critical

The Critical group displays your project's tasks according to whether the task is critical.

Use the Critical group to quickly see which of your project's tasks are on the critical path.

Duration

The Duration group categorizes and displays your project's tasks according to the number of days they should take to complete.

Use the Duration group if you want to quickly see tasks listed by the time it takes to complete them.

Duration then Priority

The Duration then Priority group categorizes and displays your project's tasks first according to the number of days they should take to complete, and then by priority (in intervals of 100) within each duration group.

Use the Duration then Priority group if you want to see your tasks listed by the time it takes to complete them and organized by the priorities you assigned to them.

Milestones

The Milestones group displays your project's tasks according to whether the task is a milestone.

Use the Milestones group to quickly see a list of all milestones in your project, separated from all other tasks.

Priority

The Priority group categorizes and displays your project's tasks by their priority (in intervals of 100).

Use the Priority group to quickly see tasks categorized by the priority levels you specified.

Priority Keeping Outline Structure

The Priority Keeping Outline Structure group categorizes and displays your project's tasks first by their outline numbers, and then by their priority within the outline.

Use the Priority Keeping Outline Structure group to maintain the work breakdown structure (WBS) while grouping by priority intervals within each section of outlining.

TeamStatus Pending

The TeamStatus Pending group categorizes and displays your project's tasks according to whether an answer has been received in response to a request for project information sent to a resource assigned to a task. As soon as you request progress information, the task's TeamStatus Pending field is set to Yes. When you receive all responses from all resources assigned to the task, the Yes changes to No.

Use the TeamStatus Pending group to track which tasks still have status messages pending from the assigned resources.

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Learn about resource groups

Group Name

Description

Best Use

Assignments Keeping Outline Structure

The Assignments Keeping Outline Structure group categorizes and displays your project's resource assignments using the hierarchy of the project plan.

Use the Assignments Keeping Outline Structure group to view each resource's assignments within the context of the overall project.

Complete and Incomplete Resources

The Complete and Incomplete Resources group categorizes and displays your project's resources in these three % Work Complete groups: 0, 1-99, and 100.

Use the Complete and Incomplete Resources group if you quickly want to see how work is progressing for each of your resources.

Resource Group

The Resource Group group categorizes and displays resources by their resource group field.

Use the Resource Group group to view resources according to their specified categories.

Resource Type

The Resource Type group categorizes and displays your project's resources based on their resource type (work, material, or cost).

Use the Resource Type group to view usage data rolled up by resource type.

Response Pending

The Response Pending group categorizes and displays your project's resources according to whether they've responded to a Request Assignment Status message.

Use the Response Pending group to track which resources have replied to a request for assignment status.

Standard Rate

The Standard Rate group categorizes and displays your project's resources according to their standard rate (their rate of pay for regular, non-overtime work).

Use the Standard Rate group to see your project's resources, according to their rate of pay.

Work vs. Material Resources

The Work vs. Material Resources group categorizes your project's resources according to whether each is a material resource or a work resource.

Use the Work vs. Material Resources group to separate work resources from material resources. This way you can review rolled up summary information for each separate group. For example, you can quickly see the cost total of all material resources used.

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