When I am working in Microsoft Project, I like to see the resource names of those doing the tasks on the Gantt Chart itself.
I also like to see my critical path, shown as red bars. To do this in Microsoft Project 2010, on the Gantt Chart Tools Format tab, in the Bar Styles group, click the Critical Tasks check box. The tasks that are critical to the project being completed on time now have their bars shown in red.
I then started assigning resources to tasks, only to find that resource names were shown next to non-critical tasks, but not by critical tasks, which rather surprised me!
To remedy this, on the Gantt Chart Tools Format tab, in the Bar Styles group, from the Format dropdown, click Bar Styles. The Bar Styles dialog box will be displayed.
In the Name box, scroll down to where it says Critical, then click the Text tab towards the bottom of the dialog box.
Click in the Right box, then from the dropdown at the right, select Resource Names. Click OK.
All tasks, to which resources have been allocated, will now have Gantt Chart bars with resource names at the right.
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