Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual

Overview

Microsoft Project is brimming with features to help you manage any project, large or small. But learning the software is only half the battle. What you really need is real-world guidance: how to prep your project before touching your PC, which Project tools work best, and which ones to use with care. This book explains it all, helping you go from project manager to project master.

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Overview

Microsoft Project is brimming with features to help you manage any project, large or small. But learning the software is only half the battle. What you really need is real-world guidance: how to prep your project before touching your PC, which Project tools work best, and which ones to use with care. This book explains it all, helping you go from project manager to project master.

  • Get a project management primer. Discover what it takes to handle a project successfully
  • Learn the program inside out. Get step-by-step instructions for Project Standard and Project Professional
  • Build and refine your plan. Put together your team, schedule, and budget
  • Achieve the results you want. Build realistic schedules, and learn how to keep costs under control
  • Track your progress. Measure your performance, make course corrections, and manage changes
  • Use Project's power tools. Customize Project's features and views, and transfer info directly between Project and other programs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449381950
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2010
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 745
  • Sales rank: 271,890
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Biafore is an award-wining author of more than a dozen books, including Missing Manuals on Quicken 2009, QuickBooks 2009, and Project 2007, as well as The Better Investing Stock Selection Handbook, Online Investing Hacks, and On Time! On Track! On Target!. She also writes regularly about financial topics for Better Investing bankrate.com and interest.com. As an engineer, she's fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better, and has a knack for mincing dry subjects like accounting and project management into easy-to-understand morsels and spicing them up with her warped sense of humor.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part One: Project Management: The Missing Manual

Chapter 1: Projects: In the Beginning

Chapter 2: Planning a Project

Chapter 3: Taking Microsoft Project for a Test Drive

Chapter 4: Breaking Work into Task-Sized Chunks

Chapter 5: Estimating Task Work and Duration

Chapter 6: Setting Up a Project Schedule

Chapter 7: Making a Schedule That's Easy to Maintain

Part Two: Project Planning: More Than Creating a Schedule

Chapter 8: Building a Team for Your Project

Chapter 9: Connecting Resources to Tasks

Chapter 10: Does the Schedule Work?

Chapter 11: Setting Up a Project Budget

Chapter 12: Refining a Project Schedule

Chapter 13: Saving the Project Plan

Part Three: Projects in Action

Chapter 14: Tracking Progress

Chapter 15: Evaluating Project Performance

Chapter 16: Managing Change

Chapter 17: Reporting on Projects

Chapter 18: Closing a Project

Part Four: Project Power Tools

Chapter 19: Working on Multiple Projects

Chapter 20: Exchanging Data Between Programs

Chapter 21: Linking and Embedding

Chapter 22: Project on the Internet

Part Five: Customizing Project

Chapter 23: Viewing What You Want

Chapter 24: Defining Your Own Fields

Chapter 25: Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

Chapter 26: Reusable Project: Templates

Chapter 27: Saving Time with Macros

Part Six: Appendixes

Installing Project

Getting Help for Project

Keyboard Shortcuts

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