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Project 2013 In Depth by Scott Daley

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26. Manipulating Data Using Other Applications

A solid project plan is more than just a schedule. There are project charters, requirements, and design specifications. There are contracts and permits. Often there are custom cost models that are simply easier to implement in a spreadsheet than in Project. Finally, there are obviously times when Project data needs to be inserted into another document, such as a monthly report.

Project makes it possible to link these kinds of project artifacts with tasks in Project, and to put Project data into other applications. This enables the project manager to use her primary tool as the single control point for everything related to her project. This chapter explains the various mechanisms used to tie documents ...

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