Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 17, 2007 - Computers - 704 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Benjamin Winkler - Goodreads

Also an introductory primer on project management. Very useful. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

For my Project class and certification... Oh the joy... All in all, it was well written. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
In the Beginning
19
Planning a Project
37
Taking Microsoft Project for a Test Drive
55
Breaking Work into TaskSized Chunks
67
Estimating Work Time
91
Setting Up a Project Schedule
105
Making a Schedule Thats Easy to Maintain
133
Reporting on Projects
395
Closing a Project
423
Working on Multiple Projects
435
Exchanging Data Between Programs
449
Linking and Embedding
481
Project on the Internet
497
Viewing What You Want
511
Defining Your Own Fields and Forms
567

Building a Team for Your Project
151
Connecting Resources to Tasks
177
Does the Schedule Work?
203
Setting Up a Project Budget
247
Refining a Project Schedule
287
Saving the Project Plan
313
Tracking Progress
333
Evaluating Project Performance
357
Managing Change
383
Customizing Toolbars and Menus
589
Templates
603
Saving Time With Macros
617
Installing Project
629
Getting Help for Project
639
Keyboard Shortcuts
651
Index
657
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Bonnie Biafore is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 20 year's experience helping clients, large and small, make project management excellence part of their business strategies. She is the author of 20 books about project management, investing, personal finance, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, and other software programs.

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