Lesson 2: Add Recurring Tasks


Besides entering regular (single) tasks in your project, you can also add recurring tasks to be part of the tasks list.

Recurring tasks might come handy if you have in your project a task that will happen every couple of days or every month. However if you have a repeating task that isn't on a regular schedule, you need to create a separate task for each occurrence. Therefore, if a task repeats at set intervals, enter it as a recurring task. If it does not repeat at set intervals, enter it as a regular task every time that it occurs. For example, attending a monthly project debriefing or generating a quarterly project report is considered a recurring task. No one wants to create all the tasks for the monthly debriefing in a project that will take a year to complete. Instead, you can designate the recurrence, and Project Plan 365 automatically creates the 12 tasks for you.

To add a recurring task, point to the Task tab, click the bottom part of the Insert button and then click on Recurring Task option. When you create a recurring task, Project Plan 365 automatically renumbers the task IDs and puts a recurring task indicator in the Indicators column.

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1. To the previously created tasks list, add a recurring task called "Team meeting and discussion with partners" before task with ID = 18 (Mobilize on Site), designating a team meeting event. The task has a duration of 2 hours, it takes place 3 times every 2 weeks on Wednesday and it starts on 6 January 2016. To do this, select Mobilize on Site task, go to the Task menu, click on Recurring Task option and specify the required information in the Recurring Task Information dialog as below:

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You should obtain a recurring task like below:

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