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Microsoft. Project 2002 for Dummies. (For Dummies)by Nancy Stevenson
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Fun and easy guides that demystify intimidating technology topics
-- Explanations in plain English
-- "Get in, get out" information
-- Icons and other navigational aids
-- Tear-out "Cheat Sheet"
-- Top ten lists
-- Cartoons and a dash of fun and humor
Quick References offer fast answers to frequently asked questions in a compact comb-bound format
Microsoft Project is the leading software for managing complex collaborative projects — a package that's widely used in engineering, construction, oil and gas, and other industries as well as in government. Now completely revised for the new Project release, this friendly guide walks readers through the basics as well as key new features, including the enhanced Project Central, Internet tools, and more.
Get expert tips on using Project to keep all your projects on track
Make the most of Project to manage people, time, and money
Microsoft Project is a powerful tool for planning and managing projects. But where do you begin? Don't worry! Filled with plain-English explanations and practical tips, this friendly guide shows you how to put Project to work right away. You'll discover how to define tasks, allocate resources, manage costs, track progress, communicate information - and deliver results on time and within budget.
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Because even people who are computer savvy must learn the mix of project management concepts and software tools, "Microsoft Project For Dummies" simplifies Project so users can get right to work, without wasting time trying to figure out their software.
About the Author
Nancy Stevenson has taught project management to dozens of Fortune 500 clients. She is the co-author of the Microsoft Project 98 Bible, as well as more than thirty books on technology and business topics.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting the Stage for Project.
Chapter 1: Project Management: What Is It, and Why Should I Care?
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: Using Your Natural Resources.
Chapter 8: What's All This Gonna Cost?
Chapter 9: Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It.
Part III: Well, It Looks Good on Paper.
Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning Your Plan.
Chapter 11: Making Yourself 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: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management.
Chapter 19: Ten Project Management Software Products to Explore.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Overview of Project Server.
Appendix B: Project Management Resources.
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