Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out


You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put your project management skills to work! This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a supremely organized format. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Microsoft® Project® 2010 — and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.

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You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put your project management skills to work! This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a supremely organized format. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Microsoft® Project® 2010 — and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.

  • Enable collaboration among team members, sponsors, and other project stakeholders
  • Track team performance and help everyone understand the big picture
  • Locate commands quickly in the new ribbon interface
  • Tailor the way Project 2010 works with personalized views, menus, and fields
  • Create pivot views of project data with Visio 2010 and Excel 2010
  • Manually schedule tasks or use the automatic scheduling engine
  • Manage project activities in an enterprise project-management environment
  • Configure Project Server 2010 and administer users and enterprise resource pools

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626874
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Series: Microsoft Inside Out Series
  • Pages: 1352
  • Sales rank: 443,599
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Teresa S. Stover is a project management expert who has consulted with the Microsoft Office Project Team since version 4. She is an instructional designer and award-winning author with more than two decades of technical communication experience. Teresa is the author of countless user manuals, tutorials, and help systems-plus more than a dozen computer books, including Microsoft Office Project 2007 Inside Out, Microsoft Office Project 2003 Inside Out, and Microsoft Project Version 2002 Inside Out.

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Table of Contents

; Introduction; Who This Book Is For; Assumptions About You; How To Use This Book; How This Book Is Organized; Features and Conventions Used in this Book; About the Companion Content; Acknowledgments; Support and Feedback; How to Access Your Online Edition Hosted by Safari; How to Download the Online Edition to Your Computer; Project Fundamentals; Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Project 2010; 1.1 Using Project 2010—An Overview; 1.2 What’s New in Project 2010; 1.3 Using the Project Ribbon; 1.4 Learning as You Go; Chapter 2: Understanding Projects and Project Management; 2.1 Understanding Project Management Basics; 2.2 Understanding Project Management Stages; 2.3 Facilitating Your Plan with Project 2010; 2.4 Working with the Project Stakeholders; 2.5 Keys to Successful Project Management; Developing the Project Plan; Chapter 3: Starting a New Project; 3.1 Getting from Idea to Proposal to Project; 3.2 Focusing the Project Vision; 3.3 Creating a New Project Plan; 3.4 Entering Tasks; 3.5 Sequencing and Organizing Tasks; 3.6 Organizing Tasks into an Outline; 3.7 Setting Up Your Work Breakdown Structure; 3.8 Adding Supplementary Information to Tasks; Chapter 4: Viewing Project Information; 4.1 Understanding Project Information Categories; 4.2 Accessing Your Project Information; 4.3 Arranging Your Project 2010 Window; 4.4 Navigating to a Specific Location in a View; 4.5 Rearranging Your Project Information; Chapter 5: Scheduling Tasks Manually or Automatically; 5.1 Manually Scheduling Tasks; 5.2 Automatically Scheduling Tasks; 5.3 Mixing Manual and Automatic Tasks in a Project Plan; 5.4 Switching Task Scheduling Modes; 5.5 Changing Scheduling Defaults; Chapter 6: Building Your Schedule; 6.1 Setting Task Durations; 6.2 Establishing Task Dependencies; 6.3 Scheduling Tasks to Achieve Specific Dates; 6.4 Setting Deadline Reminders; 6.5 Creating Milestones in Your Schedule; 6.6 Working with Task Calendars; 6.7 Seeing Feedback on Scheduling Changes; Chapter 7: Setting Up Resources in the Project; 7.1 Understanding the Impact of Resources in the Plan; 7.2 Adding Resources to the Project; 7.3 Removing a Resource from the Project; 7.4 Identifying Tentative, Generic, or Budget Resources; 7.5 Setting When Resources Are Available for Work; 7.6 Adding Detailed Resource Information; Chapter 8: Assigning Resources to Tasks; 8.1 Assigning Work Resources to Tasks; 8.2 Assigning Material Resources to Tasks; 8.3 Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks; 8.4 Reviewing Assignment Information; 8.5 Changing Resource Assignments; 8.6 Contouring Resource Assignments; Chapter 9: Planning Resource and Task Costs; 9.1 Planning Resource Costs; 9.2 Planning Fixed Costs for Tasks; 9.3 Reviewing Planned Costs; 9.4 Setting Up and Reviewing a Project Budget; 9.5 Setting a Different Currency; Chapter 10: Checking and Adjusting the Project Plan; 10.1 Working with the Critical Path and Critical Tasks; 10.2 Controlling Schedule Changes with Task Types; 10.3 Bringing in the Project Finish Date; 10.4 Reducing Project Costs; 10.5 Balancing Resource Workloads; 10.6 Changing Project Scope; 10.7 Reviewing the Impact of Changes; 10.8 Obtaining Buyoff on the Project Plan; Tracking Progress; Chapter 11: Setting a Baseline and Updating Progress; 11.1 Saving Original Plan Information Using a Baseline; 11.2 Updating Task Progress; 11.3 Updating Actual Costs; Chapter 12: Responding to Changes in Your Project; 12.1 Monitoring and Adjusting the Schedule; 12.2 Monitoring and Adjusting Costs; 12.3 Monitoring and Adjusting Resource Workload; Reporting and Analyzing Project Information; Chapter 13: Reporting Project Information; 13.1 Establishing Your Communications Plan; 13.2 Using Views to Report Project Information; 13.3 Generating Text and Visual Reports; 13.4 Generating the Right Reports; 13.5 Revising a Built-In Report; 13.6 Building a Custom Report; 13.7 Saving Project Data Fields; 13.8 Sharing Project Reports Electronically; Chapter 14: Analyzing Progress Using Earned Value; 14.1 Generating Earned Value Data; 14.2 Reviewing Earned Value Data; Managing Multiple Projects; Chapter 15: Managing Master Projects and Resource Pools; 15.1 Structuring Master Projects with Subprojects; 15.2 Consolidating Project Information; 15.3 Opening Multiple Project Files as a Set; 15.4 Sharing Resources by Using a Resource Pool; Chapter 16: Exchanging Information Between Project Plans; 16.1 Copying and Moving Information Between Projects; 16.2 Copying Project Elements by Using the Organizer; 16.3 Linking Information Between Project Plans; Integrating Project 2010 with Other Programs; Chapter 17: Exchanging Informattttttion with Other Applications; 17.1 Copying Information; 17.2 Embedding Information; 17.3 Linking Information; 17.4 Hyperlinking to Websites or Other Documents; 17.5 Importing and Exporting Information; Chapter 18: Integrating Project 2010 with Excel; 18.1 Copying Between Project 2010 and Excel; 18.2 Embedding Between Project 2010 and Excel; 18.3 Linking Between Project 2010 and Excel; 18.4 Importing and Exporting with Excel; 18.5 Producing a Visual Report of Project Data in Excel; Chapter 19: Integrating Project 2010 with Visio; 19.1 Creating a Visual Report of Project Data in Visio; 19.2 Presenting Project 2010 Data with Visio; 19.3 Exporting Data from Visio to Project 2010; 19.4 Representing Project Data in a Visio Diagram; Chapter 20: Integrating Project 2010 with Outlook; 20.1 Exchanging Task Information with Outlook; 20.2 Building Your Resource List with Outlook; 20.3 Sending Project File Information; Chapter 21: Collaborating as a Team by Using SharePoint; 21.1 Creating a Project Tasks List on a SharePoint Site; 21.2 Exchanging Project Information with SharePoint; 21.3 Synchronizing Changes Between Project and SharePoint; 21.4 Opening and Viewing Connected Project Information; 21.5 Collaborating with Team Members on Task Updates; Managing Projects Across Your Enterprise; Chapter 22: Understanding Enterprise Project Management; 22.1 Why Use Enterprise Project Management?; 22.2 Who’s Who in Enterprise Project Management; 22.3 Understanding the Components of Enterprise Project Management; 22.4 Understanding Project Portfolio Management; 22.5 Understanding the Enterprise Project Management Project Life Cycle; Chapter 23: Administering Your Enterprise Project Management Solution; 23.1 Signing In and Out; 23.2 Configuring Project Server Security; 23.3 Administering the Enterprise Resource Pool; 23.4 Establishing the Enterprise Portfolio; 23.5 Setting Up Project Workflows; 23.6 Standardizing Enterprise Project Elements; 23.7 Setting Up Team Member Work Pages; 23.8 Managing Pages, Views, and Reports; Chapter 24: Managing Enterprise Projects and Resources; 24.1 Connecting to Your Project Server; 24.2 Working with Enterprise Projects; 24.3 Following a Project Workflow; 24.4 Building Your Enterprise Project Team; 24.5 Collaborating with Your Project Team; Chapter 25: Participating on a Team Using Project Web App; 25.1 Getting Started with Project Web App; 25.2 Working with Your Assignments; 25.3 Submitting Text-Based Status Reports; 25.4 Logging Time by Using Timesheets; 25.5 Working with Issues and Risks; 25.6 Setting Up E-Mail Reminders and Outlook Tasks; 25.7 Managing Resources in Project Web App; Chapter 26: Making Executive Decisions Using Project Web App; 26.1 Getting Started with Project Web App; 26.2 Understanding Project Portfolio Management; 26.3 Reviewing and Prioritizing Business Drivers; 26.4 Working with the Portfolio of Projects; 26.5 Working with Resource Information; 26.6 Analyzing and Reporting on Project Information; Chapter 27: Managing and Analyzing Project Portfolios; 27.1 Understanding Project Portfolio Management; 27.2 Designing Your Demand Management System; 27.3 Optimizing Your Project Portfolio; 27.4 Viewing Project Information; 27.5 Communicating Portfolio Information; Customizing and Managing Project Files; Chapter 28: Customizing Your View of Project Information; 28.1 Customizing Views; 28.2 Customizing Tables; 28.3 Customizing Fields; 28.4 Working with Outline Codes; 28.5 Customizing Groups; 28.6 Customizing Filters; 28.7 Sharing Customized Elements Among Projects; Chapter 29: Customizing the Project 2010 Interface; 29.1 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar; 29.2 Customizing the Project 2010 Ribbon; 29.3 Sharing a Custom Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar; Chapter 30: Automating Your Work with Macros; 30.1 Understanding Macros; 30.2 Creating Macros; 30.3 Running Macros; Chapter 31: Standardizing Projects by Using Templates; 31.1 Understanding the Template Types; 31.2 Working with the Project Global Template; 31.3 Working with Project Templates; 31.4 Closing a Project; Chapter 32: Managing Project Files; 32.1 Saving Project Files; 32.2 Opening Project Files; 32.3 Saving and Opening with Different File Formats; 32.4 Comparing Project Plans Side by Side; 32.5 Safeguarding Your Project Files; Appendixes; Installing Microsoft Project 2010; Setting Up Project Standard or Project Professional 2010; Issues for Project Server 2010 Setup; Online Resources for Microsoft Project 2010; Microsoft-Sponsored Resources; Independent Resources; Keyboard Shortcuts; Keyboard Shortcut Reference Tables; Finding More Keyboard Shortcuts; Using Ribbon KeyTips to Access Commands; Index to Troubleshooting Topics; About the Authors;

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