In this video, you will write a list of project tasks in your spreadsheet.
A task is an activity that needs to be accomplished by a deadlinein order to complete a project successfully.
Keeping track of tasks in a spreadsheet is helpful because you can easily sort the items,add notes or other relevant information, and use your spreadsheet as a checklistto make sure you don’t forget any important steps.
A spreadsheet is made up of columns and rows.
Columns are vertical, like the columns on a building.
Rows are horizontal, like rows of seats in a movie theater.
To begin adding tasks, return to your spreadsheet.
Get together with your group and select another person to create a column header for tasks.
Headers help you quickly and easily identify what information is listedand sorted in the column below.
Now, take a few minutes to talk as a group about what your project will involve.
For instance, in the example project of teaching a topic to your class, you would need toresearch your topic, write a lesson plan,create slides or handouts for the class, write speaker notes,and create a quiz to see what students learned.
Those are just a few of the tasks involved in teaching a topic to a class.
Your group may brainstorm many more.
As you come up with tasks, type them in the cells of the Tasks column.
A cell is a box where you enter a single piece of information.
Each individual cell is identified by a column letter and a row number.
Enter your project tasks in the cells beneath the Tasks header.
Everyone in the group can add tasks.
As a group, come up with at least ten tasks,or use the tasks shown on screen.
You have your project tasks listed and are on your wayto making a complex project much simpler.
By breaking down a large task into smaller components, your group is more likelyto have a successful result.
Now it's your turn: Create a column header for tasks.
And add at least ten project tasks in the cells beneath the tasks header.