Reporting is one of the most common ways of communicating project information. Project contains reports containing numbers, and if you have Excel and Visio, you can also produce visual reports. But before you dive into producing reports, you might want to do a little planning.
Project supports two kinds of numbering schemes you can assign to tasks to help you quickly and easily identify the task’s position in the hierarchy of your project: outline numbers and field codes, and WBS codes. Because you might want to include a numbering scheme to make discussion about tasks in your project easier, you might want to set up your project to include one or both of these numbering schemes.