Project 2016 for Beginners Part 10: How to Use Tasks and Subtasks in Microsoft Project 2016

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Hello again and welcome back to our course on Project 2016.

In this section we’re going to look at summary tasks and outlining and I’m going to use

the wedding project and demonstrate how we can build up the level of detail and the structure

of this project.

Now I mentioned a couple of times already that the tasks that I currently have in the

project, planning, attire, guests, etcetera, are actually high level tasks.

They really represent groups of tasks.

And what we’re going to start to do now is to break each of those high level tasks,

what we’re going to call summary tasks, down into individual tasks or subtasks.

By the end of this section we’ll have a much more detailed project.

But to get us started I want to look at one particular summary task.

Before I really get started I want to point out two things.

First of all, if you were doing a breakdown of the tasks involved in a wedding project,

particularly if you’re doing it from scratch, you would almost certainly come up with a

different breakdown to me.

And in fact just about everybody who tries to do this comes out with a different breakdown.

So there isn’t a sort of right answer here.

It’s important that all of the necessary tasks in the project are represented ultimately

in the project plan.

But the way you do this breakdown will be a very subjective way indeed.

And the second thing to point out is although I’m going to add quite a bit of detail to