Project 2010 Project Management: Real World Skills for Certification and Beyond (Exam 77-178)

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The ideal on-the-job reference guide for project managers who use Microsoft Project 2010

This must-have guide to using Microsoft Project 2010 is written from a real project manager's perspective and is packed with information you can use on the job. The book explores using Project 2010 during phases of project management, reveals best practices, and walks you through project flow from planning through tracking to closure. This valuable book follows the processes defined in the ...

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Overview

The ideal on-the-job reference guide for project managers who use Microsoft Project 2010

This must-have guide to using Microsoft Project 2010 is written from a real project manager's perspective and is packed with information you can use on the job. The book explores using Project 2010 during phases of project management, reveals best practices, and walks you through project flow from planning through tracking to closure. This valuable book follows the processes defined in the PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition, and also provides exam prep for Microsoft's MCTS: Project 2010 certification.

  • Explains Microsoft Project 2010, the leading software tool for project managers
  • Shows working project managers practical ways to use Project 2010 on the job
  • Delves into project planning, tracking, reporting, and project closure, and explores best practices for all phases of planning
  • Reveals new software features, including tools that show what factors are affecting the schedule, a "what-if" scenario builder, and how slippages affect other aspects of the project
  • Follows processes and procedures from The Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fourth Edition
  • Covers the skill set required for the MCTS: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects certification, so you can use this book for exam prep 

This valuable book follows the processes defined in the PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition, and also provides exam prep for Microsoft's MCTS: Project 2010, Managing Projects certification.

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470561102
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 404,398
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Happy, PMP, MCT, MCTS, is President and Senior Consultant of Project Management Practice, Inc., a PMI Registered Education Provider and Microsoft Certified Partner. Robert has over 17 years' project management experience. He is the author of Implementing an Effective Project Management Culture, which was presented and published at the 2001 Project Management Institute's (PMI) international symposium.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started the Right Way.

1 Project 2007 as an Enabling Tool for Project Managers.

2 Mapping the Project Management Process Groups to Project.

3 Enterprise Project Management and Other Key Considerations.

4 Getting Started and Setting Up the Microsoft Project Environment.

Part II: Planning Essentials.

5 Creating and Entering the Work Breakdown Structure.

6 Estimating and Entering Duration or Work.

7 Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path.

8 Assigning Resources and Costs.

9 Understanding the Calculation Engine.

Part III: Communicating and Reporting Essentials.

10 Understading Project Views.

11 Using Tables and Custom Fields.

12 Using Filters and Groups.

13 Formatting Text and Bars.

14 Custom Stakeholder Views and Reports.

Part IV: Tracking Essentials.

15 Understanding and Setting Baselines.

16 Updating and Tracking Status.

17 Comparing Results and Taking Corrective Action.

Appendix A Microsoft’s Certification Program.

Appendix B About the Companion CD.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Can I give less than one star?

    I'm only in to this book 41 pages and so far I have found missing words, typing errors, and graphs with outdated captions. One bullet point section referred to is missing all together!

    They didn't bother to change the headings on the graphs that still refer to Project 2007. (Figure 1-6 refers to "Microsoft Office-Project 2007 Strategic Fit is here!")

    Before you finish chapter 1 the author recommends reading another book (PMBOK) and this book actually begins to sound like a commercial for a project management style. Quote from book "(Perhaps you're getting the hint that it may pay to read PMBOK, if you haven't already.) So, on page 36 I'm told to read another book on project management? It actually refers to PMBOK 15+ times in the first chapter alone.

    Example of a common mistake "as you move from on stage to another" rather than "as you move from one stage to another". This is a technical book and I needed it to be precise not a commercial or re-write over the top of an outdated project management software application.

    Wish I could get my money back but it's an electronic version so don't think I can.

    Yuck

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