A friendly reference guide to Microsoft Project, the leadingenterprise project management software
As project management software, Microsoft Project allows you tooversee your business activities effectively. You can manageresources, share project info, perform modeling and scenarioanalysis, and standardize reporting processes. Thiseasy-to-understand guide is completely updated to cover the latestchanges and newest enhancements to Project 2010 and shows you howto get Project 2010 to work for you.
After an introduction to basic project management concepts,you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software tocreate and manage projects. Other topics covered include workingwith calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formattingtaskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, andcreating templates.
- Microsoft Project allows you to manage resources, share projectinformation, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reportingprocesses
- Offers completely updated coverage of the new Project 2010,which is expected to implement the Office Ribbon
- Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, andworking with reports
- Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, andmanaging projects
Let the friendly For Dummies writing style guide youthrough maximizing the new features of Project 2010.
About the Author
Nancy C. Muir has written more than 50 books on technology and business topics including Windows, Office applications, PCs, laptops, and Internet safety. She has presented workshops to Fortune 500 companies on project management and related software. Her credits include more than a dozen For Dummies books.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting the Stage for Project.
Chapter 1: Project Management: What It Is, and Why You ShouldCare.
Chapter 2: The Best-Laid Plans.
Chapter 3: Mark It on Your Calendar.
Chapter 4: A Tisket, a Task Kit.
Chapter 5: Getting Your Outline in Line.
Chapter 6: Timing Is Everything.
Part II: People Who Need People.
Chapter 7: Optimizing Your Resources.
Chapter 8: What’s All This Gonna Cost?
Chapter 9: Assigning Resources to Get Things Done.
Part III: Well, It Looks Good on Paper.
Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning Your Plan.
Chapter 11: Making Your Project Look Good.
Part IV: Avoiding Disaster: Staying on Track.
Chapter 12: It All Begins with a Baseline.
Chapter 13: On the Right Track.
Chapter 14: A Project with a View: Observing Progress.
Chapter 15: You’re Behind: Now What?
Chapter 16: Spreading the News: Reporting.
Chapter 17: Getting Better All the Time.
Part V: Working with Enterprise Projects.
Chapter 18: Project Web App for the Project Manager.
Chapter 19: Project Web App for the Team Member.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management.
Chapter 21: Ten Project Management Software Products toExplore.
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