Microsoft Project’s Task Notes are often used for additional information about a process or activity for other departments when commencing a project, for example the safety department may look at specifying the safety procedures in order to identify health and safety risks and plan assurance for the labor force, whereas the Quality team will look at quality control and quality assurance.
Microsoft Project’s Task Notes feature, allows schedulers to enter special additional instructions about activity on the Gantt chart for another scheduler, project team, project manager or stakeholder. Let’s take a closer look at this handy feature.
By repeating the same process and highlighting the ‘Remove Damaged Piping’ and selecting the TASK tab and NOTES we can enter this task’s notes in the Task Information dialog box and click OK, as shown below.
We want to insert our notes front and center into the Gantt chart for another scheduler to view, therefore by selecting the format tab and Bar Styles we can update the Critical Bar by displaying task name on the left and notes on the right.
The Microsoft Project’s Task Notes feature allows you to attach work details or other notes to individual tasks in a project schedule. Task Notes can be inserted directly onto the Gantt chart, placing them above, below, and to the left or right of the activity it relates to, the choice is yours. If you prefer you can print out these special instructions alongside the Gantt chart.