Fine-Tuning Task Details (excerpt from Project 2010 Step by Step)

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Want to get more control of your tasks? Learn how to manage your tasks by fine-tuning task details such as related tasks, task constraints, split tasks, deadlines, and recurring tasks.

Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step Chapter 7: Fine-Tuning Task Details

Quickly teach yourself how to manage your projects in Project 2010 with Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step. Follow the task-based procedures, exercises, and screenshots and learn how to build a project plan, fine-tune project details, schedule tasks, assign resources, manage dependencies, monitor progress and costs, stay on track, communicate project data with Gantt charts, and much more.

This sample chapter is from Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step, written by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson. This material is copyright by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson and is used with permission. You can buy Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step at

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About the Authors

Carl Chatfield

Carl is a principal content project manager at Microsoft. In this role Carl oversees development of assistance material, UI text and web content for a variety of V.1 products and services. Carl also teaches software user assistance in the Human Centered Design and Engineering department at the University of Washington. Carl is a graduate of the Master's program in Technical Communication at the University of Washington and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. Carl blogs regularly about Project, project management and knowledge worker teams at

Timothy Johnson

Tim's first connection with Project began as a product support professional at Microsoft, starting with Project 3.0. Later Tim worked in the Project user assistance team, where he brought his first-hand knowledge of Project customers' issues to new learning solutions for Project. Tim remains involved in the computer industry and continues to look for ways to help customers better understand and use their computer applications.

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