“Tasks are the most basic building blocks of any project’s plan. Tasks represent the work to be done to accomplish the goals of the project. Tasks describe work in terms of dependencies, duration, and resource requirements. In Project 2016, there are several kinds of tasks. These include summary tasks, subtasks, and milestones. More broadly, what are called tasks in Project are sometimes more generally called activities or work packages.

This lesson guides you through procedures related to creating tasks, entering task durations and dates, entering milestone tasks, creating summary tasks, linking tasks to create dependencies, switching task scheduling from manual to automatic, checking a plan’s duration and finish date, and documenting task information.”