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Microsoft Office Project 2003 Inside Out (Inside Out)
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Dig into Project 2003?and discover how you can really put your project management skills to work! This supremely organized reference packs all the information you need to master every major tool, task, and enhancement in Project 2003?without the fluff. You?ll ace the essentials?from defining project scope to analyzing and reporting results. Learn how to orchestrate tasks, resources, time, and costs; manage multiple projects and subprojects; track and report progress; facilitate team collaboration through Microsoft SharePoint? Team Services; and build custom solutions with macros and Microsoft Visual BasicÂ® for Applications (VBA). Quickly advance your expertise with new Project features and capabilities for project setup, reporting, earned-value analysis, database support, and more. You?ll gain hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and handy workarounds in concise, fast-answer format. Plus, you get the Office Productivity Kit on CD-ROM?featuring author extras, the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, a complete eBook, and dozens of other resources. With INSIDE OUT, you?ll discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks?and challenge yourself to new levels of Project mastery!
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This book/CD-ROM reference provides timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for performing everyday tasks in Microsoft Office Project 2003. The CD-ROM contains a trial version of Microsoft Office Project 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft resources and demos, a computer dictionary, and information about third-party utilities and tools. Stover has written 11 computer books.
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An introduction to the latest release of the popular project management software takes a close-up look at the new features of Project 2003; provides hundreds of valuable solutions, troubleshooting tips, shortcuts, and workarounds; and includes an accompanying CD-ROM containing the Office Productivit
Dig into Project 2003—and discover how you can really put your project management skills to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and handy workarounds in concise, fast-answer format. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Find the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Project mastery!
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Project 2003 includes a number of new features: Improvements for resource managers- Team-Builder "lite" available in Web Access.- Skill-based search for resources in Web Access.- Enterprise Resource Multi-Value (ERMV) fields for entering multiple resource skill sets. The ERMV fields can be used in resource views, the Team Builder, Resource Substitution Wizard, Portfolio Modeler.- Soft-booking of resources. This allows planning and tracking for proposed or potential projects, using a "proposed" or "reserved" assignment state.Timesheet improvements- Pick-lists and lookup tables in enterprise custom fields- Timesheet lockdown-Protected actualsOutlook integration- Calendar integration- Using the timesheet in Microsoft OutlookIntegration with SharePoint Team Services 2.0- Migrating from STS 1.0- Document management, issues tracking, risk management- Document management- Document checkin and checkout- Document versionsRisk Management- Using STS 2.0- Create, update, and track risks- For specific project or entire organization
About the Author
Teresa S. Stover is a project management expert who has consulted with the Microsoft Office Project Team since Version 4. She is an instructional designer and award-winning author with more than two decades of technical communication experience. Teresa is the author of countless user manuals, tutorials, and help systems—plus more than a dozen computer books, including Microsoft Office Project 2007 Inside Out, Microsoft Office Project 2003 Inside Out, and Microsoft Project Version 2002 Inside Out.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; We'd Like to Hear from You!; About the CD; What's on the CD; Using the CD; System Requirements; Support Information; Conventions and Features Used in This Book; Text Convention; Design Conventions; About the Authors; Part 1: Project Fundamentals; Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Project 2003; 1.1 Using this Book; 1.2 Using Microsoft Project—An Overview; 1.3 What's New in Microsoft Project 2003; 1.4 Learning As You Go; Chapter 2: Understanding Projects and Project Management; 2.1 Understanding Project Management Basics; 2.2 Understanding Project Management Processes; 2.3 Facilitating Your Project with Microsoft Project; 2.4 Understanding Project Stakeholders; 2.5 Keys to Successful Project Management; Part 2: Developing the Project Plan; Chapter 3: Starting a New Project; 3.1 Focusing the Project Vision; 3.2 Creating a New Project Plan; 3.3 Entering Tasks; 3.4 Sequencing and Organizing Tasks; 3.5 Organizing Tasks into an Outline; 3.6 Setting Up Your Work Breakdown Structure; 3.7 Adding Supplementary Information to Tasks; Chapter 4: Viewing Project Information; 4.1 Understanding Project Information Categories; 4.2 Accessing Your Project Information; 4.3 Rearranging Your Project Information; 4.4 Arranging Your Microsoft Project Workspace; 4.5 Navigating to a Specific Location in a View; Chapter 5: Scheduling Tasks; 5.1 Setting Task Durations; 5.2 Establishing Task Dependencies; 5.3 Scheduling Tasks to Achieve Specific Dates; 5.4 Setting Deadline Reminders; 5.5 Creating Milestones in Your Schedule; 5.6 Working with Task Calendars; Chapter 6: Setting Up Resources in the Project; 6.1 Understanding the Impact of Resources in the Project Plan; 6.2 Adding Work Resources to the Project; 6.3 Adding Material Resources to the Project; 6.4 Removing a Resource from the Project; 6.5 Setting Resource Working Time Calendars; 6.6 Adding Detailed Resource Information; Chapter 7: Assigning Resources to Tasks; 7.1 Assigning Work Resources to Tasks; 7.2 Assigning Material Resources to Tasks; 7.3 Reviewing Assignment Information; 7.4 Changing Resource Assignments; 7.5 Contouring Resource Assignments; Chapter 8: Planning Resource and Task Costs; 8.1 Working with Costs and Budgeting; 8.2 Planning Resource Costs; 8.3 Planning Fixed Task Costs; 8.4 Reviewing Planned Costs; 8.5 Working with Multiple Currencies; Chapter 9: Checking and Adjusting the Project Plan; 9.1 Working with the Critical Path and Critical Tasks; 9.2 Bringing in the Project Finish Date; 9.3 Reducing Project Costs; 9.4 Balancing Resource Workloads; 9.5 Changing Project Scope; 9.6 Reviewing the Impact of Changes; 9.7 Obtaining Buyoff on the Project Plan; Part 3: Tracking Progress; Chapter 10: Saving a Baseline and Updating Progress; 10.1 Saving Original Plan Information Using a Baseline; 10.2 Updating Task Progress; Chapter 11: Responding to Changes in Your Project; 11.1 Monitoring and Adjusting the Schedule; 11.2 Monitoring and Adjusting Costs; 11.3 Monitoring and Adjusting Resource Workload; Part 4: Reporting and Analysis; Chapter 12: Reporting Project Information; 12.1 Establishing Your Communications Plan; 12.2 Setting Up and Printing Views; 12.3 Generating Reports; 12.4 Revising a Built-in Report; 12.5 Building a Custom Report; 12.6 Generating Reports from Project XML Data; 12.7 Publishing Project Information to the Web; Chapter 13: Analyzing Project Information; 13.1 Analyzing Progress and Costs Using Earned Value; 13.2 Calculating Project Information in Microsoft Excel; Part 5: Managing Multiple Projects; Chapter 14: Managing Master Projects and Resource Pools; 14.1 Structuring Master Projects with Subprojects; 14.2 Consolidating Project Information; 14.3 Sharing Resources Using a Resource Pool; Chapter 15: Exchanging Information Between Project Plans; 15.1 Linking Information Between Project Plans; 15.2 Copying and Moving Information Between Projects; 15.3 Copying Project Elements Using the Organizer; Part 6: Integrating Microsoft Project with Other Programs; Chapter 16: Exchanging Information with Other Applications; 16.1 Copying Information; 16.2 Embedding Information; 16.3 Linking Information; 16.4 Hyperlinking to Documents in Other Applications; 16.5 Publishing Project Information to the Web; 16.6 Creating Project XML Data; 16.7 Importing and Exporting Information; Chapter 17: Integrating Microsoft Project with Microsoft Excel; 17.1 Copying Between Microsoft Project and Excel; 17.2 Embedding Between Microsoft Project and Excel; 17.3 Linking Between Microsoft Project and Excel; 17.4 Importing and Exporting with Excel; Chapter 18: Integrating Microsoft Project with Microsoft OOOOOOutlook; 18.1 Exchanging Task Information with Outlook; 18.2 Building Your Resource List with Outlook; 18.3 Exchanging Workgroup Messages; 18.4 Sending Project File Information; Chapter 19: Collaborating Using E-Mail; 19.1 Setting Up E-Mail Workgroup Messaging; 19.2 Sending Assignments and Updates to Team Members; 19.3 Receiving Assignments from the Project Manager; Part 7: Managing Projects Across Your Enterprise; Chapter 20: Understanding the Project Workgroup and Enterprise Model; 20.1 Who's Who in Enterprise Project Management; 20.2 Understanding Project Server Components; 20.3 Understanding Project Workgroup Collaboration; 20.4 Understanding Enterprise Project Management; 20.5 Modeling Enterprise Implementations; Chapter 21: Administering Project Server and Project Web Access for Your Enterprise; 21.1 Configuring Your Enterprise and Workgroup; 21.2 Managing Users and System Security; 21.3 Administering the Enterprise Resource Pool; 21.4 Establishing the Enterprise Portfolio; 21.5 Standardizing Enterprise Project Elements; 21.6 Setting Up Team Member Timesheets; Chapter 22: Managing Enterprise Projects and Resources; 22.1 Connecting to Your Project Server; 22.2 Working with Enterprise Projects; 22.3 Building Your Enterprise Project Team; 22.4 Collaborating with Your Project Team; Chapter 23: Participating On a Team Using Project Web Access; 23.1 Getting Started with Project Web Access; 23.2 Working with Assignments; 23.3 Tracking Progress on Your Assignments; 23.4 Reviewing Task and Project Information; 23.5 Setting Up E-Mail Reminders and Calendars; 23.6 Managing Risks, Issues, and Documents; 23.7 Managing Resources in Project Web Access; Chapter 24: Making Executive Decisions Using Project Web Access; 24.1 Getting Started with Project Web Access; 24.2 Working with Views and Fields; 24.3 Analyzing Your Project Portfolio; 24.4 Analyzing Resource Information; 24.5 Examining Projects Using Portfolio Analyzer; 24.6 Running Scenarios Using Portfolio Modeler; 24.7 Setting Up E-Mail Reminders and To-Do Lists; 24.8 Managing Risks, Issues, and Documents; Part 8: Customizing and Managing Project Files; Chapter 25: Customizing Your View of Project Information; 25.1 Customizing Views; 25.2 Customizing Tables; 25.3 Customizing Fields; 25.4 Customizing Groups; 25.5 Customizing Filters; 25.6 Working with Outline Codes; 25.7 Sharing Customized Elements Among Projects; Chapter 26: Customizing the Microsoft Project Interface; 26.1 Creating and Customizing Toolbars; 26.2 Creating and Customizing Menus; 26.3 Creating and Customizing Forms; Chapter 27: Automating Your Work with Macros; 27.1 Understanding Macros; 27.2 Creating Macros; 27.3 Running Macros; Chapter 28: Standardizing Projects Using Templates; 28.1 Understanding the Template Types; 28.2 Working with the Project Global Template; 28.3 Working with Project Templates; 28.4 Closing a Project; Chapter 29: Managing Project Files; 29.1 Opening Project Files; 29.2 Saving Files; 29.3 Saving and Opening with Different File Formats; 29.4 Safeguarding Your Project Files; Part 9: Programming Custom Solutions; Chapter 30: Understanding the Visual Basic Language; 30.1 Understanding Objects, Properties, Methods, and Events; 30.2 Understanding Data Types; 30.3 Understanding Variables; 30.4 Understanding Procedures; 30.5 Understanding Scope; 30.6 Understanding Decision Structures; 30.7 Understanding Loop Structures; 30.8 Writing Code That Is Easily Understood; 30.9 Writing Efficient Code; 30.10 Trapping Errors; Chapter 31: Writing Microsoft Project Code with Visual Basic for Applications; 31.1 Using the Visual Basic Editor; 31.2 Understanding the Microsoft Project Object Model; 31.3 Creating Macros; 31.4 Debugging Macros; 31.5 Creating UserForms; 31.6 Extending and Automating Microsoft Project; Chapter 32: Working with Microsoft Project Data; 32.1 Introducing Common Database Elements; 32.2 Understanding Project OLE DB Provider Data; 32.3 Understanding the Microsoft Project Database; 32.4 Understanding the Project Server Database; Part 10: Appendixes; Appendix A: Installing Microsoft Office Project 2003; Installing Project Standard and Project Professional 2003; Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Setup Issues; Enterprise Project Management System Requirements; Appendix B: Field Reference; Field Types; Special Field Categories; Appendix C: Online Resources for Microsoft Project; Microsoft-Sponsored Resources; Independent Resources; Appendix D: Keyboard Shortcuts; Index to Troubleshooting Topics;
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