Microsoft Project 2007 For Dummies

Overview

Create project plans that make the most of your money and time

Get your projects on track, manage resources, and share information online

Project 2007 helps you keep your projects on track by providing sophisticated tools for building task outlines and important timing relationships; efficiently assigning people, cost, and material resources; and keeping everyone and everything on schedule. Get an overview of ...

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Overview

Create project plans that make the most of your money and time

Get your projects on track, manage resources, and share information online

Project 2007 helps you keep your projects on track by providing sophisticated tools for building task outlines and important timing relationships; efficiently assigning people, cost, and material resources; and keeping everyone and everything on schedule. Get an overview of the benefits of Project Server and Project Web Access for communicating with your team and managing your project online.

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • Tools for creating enhanced graphics and reports
  • Strategic planning and brainstorming tools
  • Project add-ons that improve your time reporting and tracking capabilities
  • For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.

Discover how to

  • Employ the powerful new features of Project 2007
  • Track down problems with Task Drivers
  • Explore Project's new Visual Reports
  • Get tips for saving time and money on your projects

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470036518
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/18/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 539,264
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Muir has written dozens of books on topics ranging from desktop applications, project management, and distance learning, to an awardwinning book on character education for middle-schoolers. Prior to her freelance writing career, Nancy taught workshops in project management to Fortune 500 companies and was a manager in both the computer and publishing industries. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Earl, with whom she has collaborated on three books, including Electronics Projects For Dummies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Setting the Stage for Project.

Chapter 1: Project Management: What Is It, and Why Should You Care?

Chapter 2: The Best-Laid Plans.

Chapter 3: Mark It on Your Calendar.

Chapter 4: A Tisket, a Task Kit.

Chapter 5: Getting Your Outline in Line.

Chapter 6: Timing Is Everything.

Part II: People Who Need People.

Chapter 7: Using Your Natural Resources.

Chapter 8: What’s All This Gonna Cost?

Chapter 9: Assigning Resources to Get Things Done.

Part III: Well, It Looks Good on Paper.

Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning Your Plan.

Chapter 11: Making Your Project Look Good.

Part IV: Avoiding Disaster: Staying On Track.

Chapter 12: It All Begins with a Baseline.

Chapter 13: On the Right Track.

Chapter 14: A Project with a View: Observing Progress.

Chapter 15: You’re Behind: Now What?

Chapter 16: Spreading the News: Reporting.

Chapter 17: Getting Better All the Time.

Part V: Working with Enterprise Projects.

Chapter 18: Project Web Access for the Project Manager.

Chapter 19: Project Web Access for the End User.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management.

Chapter 21: Ten Project Management Software Products to Explore.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: On the CD.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Index.

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