Showing Assignments by Task or Resource

You can see work assigned to resources in either the Task Usage or Resource Usage views. The Task Usage view shows assignments by tasks (see Figure 7-11). The information for each assignment is rolled up, or summarized, in the row representing the task. To switch to the Task Usage view, click View, Task Usage.

Under each task are the resources assigned to that task. These are assignments.

Rolled-up work information for the task.

Details showing timephased fields for the assignments.

Details showing timephased fields for the task.

Under each task are the resources assigned to that task. These are assignments.

Rolled-up work information for the task.

Details showing timephased fields for the assignments.

Details showing timephased fields for the task.

Task sheet with the Usage table applied.

Timesheet

Figure 7-11. The Task Usage view shows task duration as well as assignment work.

Task sheet with the Usage table applied.

Timesheet

Figure 7-11. The Task Usage view shows task duration as well as assignment work.

The Resource Usage view shows assignments by resources (see Figure 7-12). The information for each assignment is rolled up, or totaled, in the row representing the resource. To switch to the Resource Usage view, click View, Resource Usage.

Under each resource are the tasks assigned to that resource. These are assignments.

Each resource Rolled-up work information is listed. for the resource.

Timescale

Under each resource are the tasks assigned to that resource. These are assignments.

Each resource Rolled-up work information is listed. for the resource.

Details showing timephased fields for the assignments. Details showing timephased fields for the resources.

Figure 7-12. The Resource Usage view focuses on resource and assignment work.

Details showing timephased fields for the assignments. Details showing timephased fields for the resources.

Figure 7-12. The Resource Usage view focuses on resource and assignment work.

Either usage view is great for reviewing assignment information. Which one you use depends on whether you want to see assignments within the context of tasks or resources.

The usage views are the only two views in which you can see detailed assignment information. From these two views, you can also access the Assignment Information dialog box (see Figure 7-13). Just double-click the assignment whose information you want to see.

Figure 7-13. You can open the Assignment Information dialog box by double-clicking an assignment in the Task Usage or Resource Usage views.

Tip Add a note about an assignment

In the Task Usage or Resource Usage view, click the assignment, and click Assignment Assignment Notes on the Standard toolbar. The Notes tab in the Assignment Information dialog box appears. Enter the note and click OK when finished. The Notes icon appears in the Indicators column of the usage view.

Notes

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