For example, Share Point list is designed to be simple, for end users really, meant not to overwhelm them with too much detail or metadata.
MS Project, on another hand, is meant to be complicated, contain lots of data/columns, etc.
For an overview of process models and supported customizations, see Customize your work tracking experience.
You can use Project 2010 or later versions to plan team projects, schedule tasks, assign resources, and track changes to data that is stored in VSTS and TFS.
To do that: So next time you need to open the tasks in MS Project or make quick changes, you can just open that file – it will automatically sync the changes from Share Point Task List to that file.
If you want your team members to freely update, add, delete tasks and essentially make them the ones who control the information on your schedule, then you can: If you are a control freak like me, it is very unlikely that you, like most Project Managers, will want users to freely adjust tasks on a Master Project Schedule without appropriate approval and communication.
I created a project with example tasks to show the changes when progress is made. A summary task with 99% compete status in MS Project 2013 " data-medium-file="https://i2com/ fit=660,125" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-905" src="https://i0com/theprojectcornerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/summarytask-99-percent-complete.png? resize=660,125" alt="Summarytask 99 percent complete" width="660" height="125" srcset="https://i2com/ If you are curious about the first post, which is about Baselines, click the link.
In case you want to surface up some of that info to your end users via Share Point Task list, you need to map those fields.
Essentially, you need to tell which columns in Share Point will hold MS Project information once you click sync button.
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The simplest version of monitoring progress in a schedule is the percent (%) complete field. Also make sure to check out the redesigned resource page.