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Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual


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Schedules, budgets, communications, resources. Projects big and small include them all, and Microsoft Project 2007 can help you control these variables — not be controlled by them. But Project is complex software, and learning it is, well, a project in itself. Get up to speed fast with Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual. Written by project management expert Bonnie Biafore, this book teaches you how to do everything from setting budgets and tracking schedules to testing scenarios and recognizing trouble spots before your project breaks down.

Find out what's new in Project 2007 from previous versions, and get help choosing the right edition, whether it's Project Standard, Project Professional, or Enterprise Project Management Solution. With Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual, you get more than a simple software how-to. You also get a rundown on project management basics and plenty of solid advice on how to use Project to:

  • Define your project and plan your approach
  • Estimate your project, set up a budget, define tasks, and break the work into manageable chunks
  • Create a schedule, define the sequence of work, and learn the right way to use date constraints and deadlines
  • Build a project team and assign resources to tasks: "who does what"
  • Refine the project to satisfy objectives by building reality into the schedule, and learn to keep project costs under control
  • Track progress and communicate with team members via reports, information sharing, and meetings that work
  • Close out your project and take away valuable lessons for the future
Microsoft Project 2007 is the flagship of all project management programs, and this Missing Manual is the book that should have been in the box. No project manager should be without it.


Big and small projects alike include schedules, budgets, communications, and changes. This guide teaches readers how to track and adjust schedules and budgets, test scenarios, and understand the impact of changes.

About the Author

After spending 10 years as a project manager and tech writer for Electronic Data Systems, McDonnell Douglas, and others, Bonnie Biafore became a full-time financial-software writer in 1997. She's a columnist for both Quicken.com and Better Investing magazine and the author of Quick Books 2005: The Missing Manual, Quicken 2006 for Starters: The Missing Manual, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Personal Finance.

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Project Management: The Missing Manual
    • Chapter 1: Projects: In the Beginning
    • Chapter 2: Planning a Project
    • Chapter 3: Taking Microsoft Project for a Test Drive
    • Chapter 4: Breaking Work intoTask-Sized Chunks
    • Chapter 5: Estimating Work Time
    • Chapter 6: Setting Up a Project Schedule
    • Chapter 7: Making a Schedule That's Easy to Maintain
  • Part II: Project Planning: More Than Creating a Schedule
    • Chapter 8: Building a Team for Your Project
    • Chapter 9: Connecting Resources to Tasks
    • Chapter 10: Does the Schedule Work?
    • Chapter 11: Setting Up a Project Budget
    • Chapter 12: Refining a Project Schedule
    • Chapter 13: Saving the Project Plan
  • Part III: Projects in Action
    • Chapter 14: Tracking Progress
    • Chapter 15: Evaluating Project Performance
    • Chapter 16: Managing Change
    • Chapter 17: Reporting on Projects
    • Chapter 18: Closing a Project
  • Part IV: Project Power Tools
    • Chapter 19: Working on Multiple Projects
    • Chapter 20: Exchanging Data Between Programs
    • Chapter 21: Linking and Embedding
    • Chapter 22: Project on the Internet
  • Part V: Customizing Project
    • Chapter 23: Viewing What You Want
    • Chapter 24: Defining Your Own Fields and Forms
    • Chapter 25: Customizing Toolbars and Menus
    • Chapter 26: Reusable Project: Templates
    • Chapter 27: Saving Time With Macros
  • Part VI: Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Installing Project
    • Appendix B: Getting Help for Project
    • Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Colophon

Product Details

Biafore, Bonnie
Pogue Press
Operating Systems - Windows
Business Software - General
Enterprise Applications - General
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
EPM;Microsoft Project 2007;critical path;project management;project manager;schedule
Management Information Systems
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Missing Manual
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7 x 9.1 x 1.5 in 1.96 lb

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