Microsoft Office Project 2003 Bible / Edition 4

Microsoft Office Project 2003 Bible / Edition 4

by Elaine Marmel
     
 

If Project 2003 can do it, you can do it too...

If you’re responsible for project management, you need Project 2003 and the complete information in this comprehensive guide. From understanding the project life cycle to setting up and refining schedules, analyzing costs, allocating resources, and tracking progress, this book guides you through the basics and

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Overview

If Project 2003 can do it, you can do it too...

If you’re responsible for project management, you need Project 2003 and the complete information in this comprehensive guide. From understanding the project life cycle to setting up and refining schedules, analyzing costs, allocating resources, and tracking progress, this book guides you through the basics and into increasingly detailed Project applications. When you’re ready, explore using Project Server to manage Web-based projects across multiple locations, and learn to extend and customize Project’s capabilities using VBA and VBScript. It’s all here.

Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of Project 2003

  • Understand the elements of a project and learn to navigate the Project 2003 environment
  • Set up a project, assign tasks, resources, and costs, and develop a schedule
  • Use Gantt charts and tables at each phase of project development
  • Manage rate changes, scheduling conflicts, and problems involving resource allocation
  • Track project progress with baselines and interpret the Tracking Gantt
  • Record actual durations, tasks accomplished, and costs, and set up Project to reschedule uncompleted work
  • Generate project summaries and reports on costs, time, assignments, and workloads
  • Analyze cost information with PivotTables
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot Project Server
  • Import and export project information

BONUS CD-ROM

Includes trial versions of

  • PERT Chart EXPERT to organize and timescale charts
  • WBS Chart Pro, a tool to display projects in a tree-style diagram
  • Project Kickstart, an aid to brainstorming key project goals and strategies

Plus other trial and demo software and helpful Web links to project management resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764542527
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Series:
Bible Series
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Project Management Basics.

Chapter 1: The Nature of Projects.

Chapter 2: Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment.

Part II: Getting Your Project Going.

Chapter 3: Creating a New Project.

Chapter 4: Building Tasks.

Chapter 5: Creating Resources and Assigning Costs.

Part III: Refining Your Project.

Chapter 6: Understanding the Basics of Views.

Chapter 7: Using Views to Gain Perspective.

Chapter 8: Modifying the Appearance of Your Project.

Chapter 9: Resolving Scheduling Problems.

Chapter 10: Resolving Resource Problems.

Part IV: Tracking Your Progress.

Chapter 11: Understanding Tracking.

Chapter 12: Recording Actuals.

Chapter 13: Reporting on Progress.

Chapter 14: Analyzing Financial Progress.

Part V: Working in Groups.

Chapter 15: Coordinating Multiple Projects Outside ProjectServer.

Chapter 16: Using Project in an E-mail Workgroup.

Part VI: Project, Project Web Access, and ProjectServer.

Chapter 17: Preparing to Use Project Server.

Chapter 18: Installing and Configuring Project Server.

Chapter 19: Organizational Roles and Project Server: TheAdministrator.

Chapter 20: Organizational Roles and Project Server: TheProject/Resource Manager.

Chapter 21: Organizational Roles and Project Server: TheDay-to-Day User.

Chapter 22: Organizational Roles and Project Server: TheExecutive.

Part VII: Advanced Microsoft Project.

Chapter 23: Customizing Microsoft Project.

Chapter 24: Using Macros to Speed Your Work.

Chapter 25: Customizing Microsoft Project Using VBA and ActiveScripting.

Chapter 26: Importing and Exporting Project Information.

Chapter 27: Project Case Studies.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: Project Management Worksheet.

Appendix C: Available Fields and Functions for Custom FieldFormulas.

Appendix D: Project Management Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

License Agreement.

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