You can use customized field feature in Microsoft Project 2010 to create a dashboard and to quickly identify problem areas in the project. In this exercise, we will create the following four customized fields:
• Status_as_text: This will be a field with a drop down menu to select text: Red, Yellow, Green
• Status_as_Image: This will provide the user a drop down menu to select an image to display the status as an image.
• Status_as_Eval_text: This will be an automated field that evaluates %complete and displays the result as text.
• Status_as_Eval_Image: This will be an automated field to evaluate %complete and display the result as an image.