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