In the Trenches with Microsoft Office Project 2007

Overview

Led by a well-known Project expert, you’ll learn how to apply the right tools and techniques to the most common project-management scenarios you’ll encounter. Most important, you’ll see the effects of different approaches in action—so you...

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Overview

Led by a well-known Project expert, you’ll learn how to apply the right tools and techniques to the most common project-management scenarios you’ll encounter. Most important, you’ll see the effects of different approaches in action—so you can make the best decisions for your project.

Orchestrate great results by learning the most effective ways to:

  • Identify project scope and goals
  • Evaluate project costs
  • Drive a project plan and schedule
  • Organize and deploy resources
  • Monitor and communicate status
  • Manage cuts in budget and resources
  • Get management buy-in on essential changes
  • Resolve cross-project conflicts
  • Get a wayward project back on track
  • Work out the kinks—solving real problems, in real time
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626164
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Marmel is president of a technical writing and software training organization. She holds an MBA from Cornell University, and is the author of the highly regarded MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 BIBLE (Wiley). Elaine has participated in Project software betas over several years and worked closely with the Microsoft product group to provide feedback and insight.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Introduction

Part 1: Defining Your Project

Chapter 1: Scoping Out Your Project’s Details

Chapter 2: How Dependencies and Constraints Affect Your Project

Chapter 3: Pinning Down Your Budget

Part 2: Working Out the Kinks

Chapter 4: Finding the Information You Need

Chapter 5: Controlling an Out-of-Control Schedule

Chapter 6: Solving Resource Conflicts

Chapter 7: Taming That Monster Budget

Chapter 8: Completing the Planning Phase in Project

Part 3: Setting Up Your Infrastructure

Chapter 9: Determining How to Communicate with Your Team

Chapter 10: Establishing Guidelines for Tracking

Chapter 11: Dealing with Management

Part 4: Problem Solving in the Trenches

Chapter 12: You’re Behind Schedule: Now What?

Chapter 13: Managing Cross-Project Conflicts

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