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In the Trenches with Microsoft(r) Office Project 2007


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Publisher Comments:

Led by a well-known Project expert, you’ll learn how to apply the right tools and techniques to the most common project-management scenarios you’ll encounter. Most important, you’ll see the effects of different approaches in action—so you can make the best decisions for your project.

Orchestrate great results by learning the most effective ways to:

  • Identify project scope and goals
  • Evaluate project costs
  • Drive a project plan and schedule
  • Organize and deploy resources
  • Monitor and communicate status
  • Manage cuts in budget and resources
  • Get management buy-in on essential changes
  • Resolve cross-project conflicts
  • Get a wayward project back on track
  • Work out the kinks—solving real problems, in real time

Book News Annotation:

Marmel is an author and president of a technical writing and software training firm, and she has written this guide to Microsoft Office Project 2007 for users who need develop the tools and techniques for all types of project management scenarios. The author combines expert advice and examples to show how Project 2007 can be used to define and set project goals, determine how dependencies and constraints will affect the project, set budgets, organize information files, communicate with teams, track progress and deal with management objectives. Problem solving approaches are also discussed such as getting back on schedule and managing cross-project conflicts. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Elaine Marmel is president of a technical writing and software training organization. She holds an MBA from Cornell University, and is the author of the highly regarded MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 BIBLE (Wiley). Elaine has participated in Project software betas over several years and worked closely with the Microsoft product group to provide feedback and insight.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroductionPart 1: Defining Your Project
  • Chapter 1: Scoping Out Your Projects Details
  • Chapter 2: How Dependencies and Constraints Affect Your Project
  • Chapter 3: Pinning Down Your Budget
Part 2: Working Out the Kinks
  • Chapter 4: Finding the Information You Need
  • Chapter 5: Controlling an Out-of-Control Schedule
  • Chapter 6: Solving Resource Conflicts
  • Chapter 7: Taming That Monster Budget
  • Chapter 8: Completing the Planning Phase in Project
Part 3: Setting Up Your Infrastructure
  • Chapter 9: Determining How to Communicate with Your Team
  • Chapter 10: Establishing Guidelines for Tracking
  • Chapter 11: Dealing with Management
Part 4: Problem Solving in the Trenches
  • Chapter 12: Youre Behind Schedule: Now What?
  • Chapter 13: Managing Cross-Project Conflicts

Product Details

Marmel, Elaine J
Microsoft Press
Marmel, Elaine
Marmel, Elaine J.
Elaine J.
Enterprise Applications - General
Business Software - General
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
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Business Skills
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Business » Computers
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Applications
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages
History and Social Science » US History » Social and Economic History

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