Understanding the Basics of Views

A project is like a small business. As in any business, different people attend to various aspects of the work. The Accounting department thinks mainly of the costs of doing business. The plant supervisor focuses on deadlines and having enough machinery to get the job done. Your Human Resources department thinks of people — their salaries, hours, benefits, and so on.

As the owner of your project, you are likely to wear all of these hats (and more) during the project. Changing views in Project is the practical way of changing hats. You switch to another view to see your work from a different perspective. Each view helps you to focus on a different aspect of your project.

Views in Project enable you to enter, organize, and examine information in various ways. Project provides a variety of views, and this chapter provides you with a basic understanding of the default views. The next chapter covers techniques that you can use to customize views and make them work for you.

In This Chapter

Describing a view

Knowing what views are available

Examining indicators

Admiring the views

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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