Project 2010 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2010 - Computers - 416 pages
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A friendly reference guide to Microsoft Project, the leading enterprise project management software

As project management software, Microsoft Project allows you to oversee your business activities effectively. You can manage resources, share project info, perform modeling and scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes. This easy-to-understand guide is completely updated to cover the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2010 and shows you how to get Project 2010 to work for you.

After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates.

  • Microsoft Project allows you to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes
  • Offers completely updated coverage of the new Project 2010, which is expected to implement the Office Ribbon
  • Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reports
  • Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projects

Let the friendly For Dummies writing style guide you through maximizing the new features of Project 2010.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Setting the Stage for Project
7
The BestLaid Plans
33
Mark It on Your Calendar
55
A Tisket a Task Kit
71
Getting Your Outline in Line
99
Timing Is Everything
121
People Who Need People
137
Avoiding Disaster Staying on Track 241 Chapter 12 It All Begins with a Baseline
243
On the Right Track
253
A Project with a View Observing Progress
277
Youre Behind Now What?
291
Spreading the News Reporting
307
Spiffing Things Up
317
Getting Better All the Time
335
Working with Enterprise Projects
351

Whats All This Gonna Cost?
159
Assigning Resources to Get Things Done
175
Well It Looks Good on Paper
195
Its About Time
212
Making Your Project Look Good
227
Working with the Gang Online
364
Ten Golden Rules of Project Management
383
Ten Project Management Software Products
391
Index
397
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Nancy C. Muir has written more than 50 books on technology and business topics including Windows, Office applications, PCs, laptops, and Internet safety. She has presented workshops to Fortune 500 companies on project management and related software. Her credits include more than a dozen For Dummies books.

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