OpenProj: The OpenSource Solution for Managing Your Projects

OpenProj: The OpenSource Solution for Managing Your Projects

by Lisa A. Bucki

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598638387
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 10 MB

About the Author


An author, trainer, and a publishing consultant, Lisa A. Bucki has been involved in the computer book business since 1990. She has written and contributed to dozens of books and multimedia works, in addition to providing marketing and training services to her clients.

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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OpenProj: The OpenSource Solution for Managing Your Projects 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Michael_S_Olsen More than 1 year ago
This is by far the most comprehensive resource for using OpenProj. It provide a simplified overview of general project management principles followed by clear step-by-step directions to their implementation using the OpenProj software. The end of chapter review questions provide an excellent way to asses your understanding and the comprehensive index makes finding specific tips and procedures quick and easy. The author's style, neither too technical nor insultingly oversimplified, is effective for both academic and professional settings. If you're looking for a definitive guide to OpenProj (or its fork - ProjectLibre) this is the one.