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In the Trenches with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 by Elaine J. Marmel

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Creating Tasks

Once you establish your project’s goal(s) and scope and set up the calendar that the project will use, you’re ready to enter tasks. Tasks are things you need to do to complete the project. Yes, you probably started your basic propensity toward project management using a "to-do list." And you can start identifying tasks for your project in the same way—making a list of things that your team needs to do to complete the project. The initial order of things isn’t important; focus on putting your ideas "on paper" or, preferably, in a Project file.

I think of this phase as "outlining" what I want to accomplish—much the same way that I produce an outline for a book. I start with the major headings, which are the chapters of my book, and ...

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