Create a new view in Project to highlight tasks need to get done this week. (or any date range)
- Click Choose View | More Views from the Menu bar
- In the More Views dialog, select the Gantt Chart and click the Copy button
- Name you view, then select the Filter drop-down arrow and choose Date Range
- Check the Highlight filter option and click OK.
Now simply apply your new view. When you do, you’ll be asked to select a start and finish date for your task range. When the Gantt Chart displays, you’ll see the tasks that fall within your selected range highlighted in blue.