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Microsoft Project 2003 for Dummies with CDROM (For Dummies)

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Whether your job is to manage the construction of a building, oversee the launch of a new product, host an international event, or plan a company party, Microsoft Project 2003 can help. Microsoft Project 2003 For Dummies shows you how to use the program to plan, schedule, and budget all phases of a project, assign the resources, create essential reports, and monitor your progress. If you’re new to Project, you’ll find what you need to get up to speed, including info on how Project works, finding your way around, and building your first Project plan. If you’ve used an earlier version of Project, you’ll delve into Project 2003 and all of the new features it puts at your fingertips. Complete with case histories, screen shots, and step-by-step instructions, this guide walks you through:
  • Making calendar settings, building a task-outline, and entering timing and timing relationships for tasks
  • Assigning resources and material costs to tasks
  • Using scheduling and tracking tools: The Gantt Chart which is the main view of Project; The Network Diagram (version of a PERT (program Evaluation and Review Technique) chart; Risk management; and Resource management
  • Recalculating based on what-if scenarios to solve resource conflicts, get your costs within budget, or meet your deadlines
  • Understanding the task/subtask structure, creating an outline, and working with WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) codes
  • Working with a combination of cost types (fixed, work, and material) and customizing costs fields with Value Lists
  • Saving your plan with a baseline
  • Using the tracking toolbar and to record actual activity, update fixed costs, and more
  • Generating and formatting standard reports (complete with graphics), creating custom reports, and using the XML Reporting Wizard

If you have Project Server (that complements Project 2003 but is not included), this book shows you how to use Project in an enterprise environment to centralize information online and get real online collaboration. You can publish projects to the Web, allow team members to update their progress, analyze your project status, and generally communicate in one central, online location.

Microsoft Project 2003 For Dummies is complete with a bonus CD-ROM that includes:

  • Add-on tools and templates
  • Case history examples
  • Test preparation questions for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exam
  • Milestones Project Companion and Project KickStart trial versions
  • Cobra, WBS Chart Pro, PERT Chart Expert, and TimeSheet Professional demo versions

Use this friendly guide to get comfortable with Project. You’ll wonder how you managed without it.

Synopsis:

This text shows new users how to get up and running with the latest version of this popular project-management software. The book also introduces readers to basic project-management concepts and explains how to initiate and manage projects using Microsoft Project 2003.

Synopsis:

Use this friendly guide to get comfortable with Project. You’ ll wonder how you managed without it.

Synopsis:

Check out case histories to see how Project works

Explore Project Server and use SharepointTM to manage projects in multiple locations

Did you know you’ve been managing projects ever since you tackled your first coloring book? Now both the projects and the problems are bigger, but if you manage to grab this book, you’ll discover easy ways to collect and track data, share resources, prepare budgets, develop reports, and make your projects successful with Project.

Discover how to:

  • Build Project plans
  • Set up calendar settings, task outlines, and timing relationships
  • Assign resources
  • Incorporate smaller projects into a master project
  • Modify item formatting
  • Integrate Project with Outlook®

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • A selection of add-on tools and templates
  • Case history examples
  • Test preparation questions for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exam
  • Milestones Project Companion® and Project KickStart trial versions
  • Cobra, WBS Chart Pro, PERT Chart Expert, and TimeSheet Professional® demo versions

About the Author

Nancy Stevenson has written more than 40 books on topics from motivation to wireless technology. Nancy co-authored the Microsoft Project 98 Bible and a project-management textbook for college students. She’s a project management expert who has presented seminars for Fortune 500 companies.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

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: Working with Enterprise Projects.

Chapter 18: Getting Ready to Use Project Server.

Chapter 19: Getting Your Project Virtual with Project Server.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management.

Chapter 21: Ten Project-Management Software Products to Explore.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: On the CD.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764542497
Author:
Stevenson, Nancy
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Hoboken, NJ
Subject:
Project management
Subject:
Business Software - General
Subject:
Computer programs
Subject:
Microsoft Project
Subject:
Enterprise Applications - General
Subject:
Project management - Computer programs
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Microsoft Other Software
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
0969
Publication Date:
20110223
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
233.7 x 188 x 22.9 mm 22.24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Check out case histories to see how Project works

Explore Project Server and use SharepointTM to manage projects in multiple locations

Did you know you’ve been managing projects ever since you tackled your first coloring book? Now both the projects and the problems are bigger, but if you manage to grab this book, you’ll discover easy ways to collect and track data, share resources, prepare budgets, develop reports, and make your projects successful with Project.

Discover how to:

  • Build Project plans
  • Set up calendar settings, task outlines, and timing relationships
  • Assign resources
  • Incorporate smaller projects into a master project
  • Modify item formatting
  • Integrate Project with Outlook®

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • A selection of add-on tools and templates
  • Case history examples
  • Test preparation questions for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exam
  • Milestones Project Companion® and Project KickStart trial versions
  • Cobra, WBS Chart Pro, PERT Chart Expert, and TimeSheet Professional® demo versions

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