OpenProj: The OpenSource Solution for Managing Your Projects

OpenProj: The OpenSource Solution for Managing Your Projects

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by Lisa A. Bucki
     
 

Accelerating demand for project management skills and tools has created a hunger for solutions. Businesses and individuals want a disciplined way to manage projects, and until recently, most project management programs and enterprise solutions have been costly. OpenProj solves this problem. It provides a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project.

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Overview

Accelerating demand for project management skills and tools has created a hunger for solutions. Businesses and individuals want a disciplined way to manage projects, and until recently, most project management programs and enterprise solutions have been costly. OpenProj solves this problem. It provides a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project. Since its release in January 2008, OpenProj has already been downloaded over 375,000 times in over 142 countries and has quickly become one of the most popular open source applications. OpenProj: The Open Source Solution for Managing Your Projects covers how to build accurate project plans in OpenProj and how to track work to a plan. Topics include establishing project parameters and calendars, building the list of tasks (WBS), adding resources, creating assignments, saving the baseline, tracking work, and reporting and communicating about the plan. Each chapter closes with review information for reinforcement and self testing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598638172
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Your First Look at Project Management and OpenProj; Chapter 1: The Project Management Process and OpenProj; Chapter 2: Learning OpenProj Basics; Chapter 3: Jump Start: Create and Manage a Project; Part 2: Building a Project Plan; Chapter 4: Creating a Project Plan File and Calendar; Chapter 5: Adding and Organizing Tasks; Chapter 6: Scheduling the Project by Linking Tasks; Chapter 7: Listing the Resources You Need; Chapter 8: Assigning Resources to Tasks; Chapter 9: Enhancing Task and Resource Information (Provisional); Part 3: Finalizing and Launching a Project; Chapter 10: Reviewing and Adjusting the Plan; Chapter 11: Setting the Baseline and Tracking Work; Part 4: Reviewing and Sharing Results; Chapter 12: Using and Printing Views; Chapter 13: Reporting Project Information; Appendix A: OpenProj Installation Notes; Appendix B: Chapter Review Solutions

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