Project 2010 Bible

  • ID: 1403826
  • Book
  • 864 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Effective project management from start to finish

Take control of projects large and small with Microsoft Project 2010 and this in–depth book. A step–by–step guide to Project 2010, as well as a complete reference for when you′re mid–stream in a project and need some advice, the Project 2010 Bible is packed with information to help you become a better project manager. Build a schedule, assign tasks, analyze results, and get more out of Project 2010 with this practical book.

  • Master project management concepts and terms

  • Get to know Project 2010′s user interface and tools

  • Start your first project by creating subtasks and schedules, and allocating resources

  • Resolve conflicts, track progress, and generate reports

  • Analyze results and make necessary course corrections to schedules or budgets

  • Use macros and import/export data

  • Work in Web–based teams with Project Web App and Project Server

Companion Web Site

Find a wealth of sample projects, trial software, and timesaving templates as well as helpful links to additional resources on this book′s companion Web site. Visit the site at [external URL]

  • Manage your projects more effectively

  • Plan, implement, track, and analyze

  • Harness Project Server and Project Web App

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Part I: Project Management Basics 1

Chapter 1: The Nature of Projects 3

Chapter 2: Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment 21

Part II: Getting Your Project Going 39

Chapter 3: Creating a New Project 41

Chapter 4: Building Tasks 91

Chapter 5: Creating Resources and Assigning Costs 131

Part III: Getting Information about Projects 167

Chapter 6: Understanding the Basics of Views 169

Chapter 7: Using Views to Gain Perspective 211

Chapter 8: Modifying the Appearance of Your Project 257

Chapter 9: Reporting on Progress 293

Part IV: Refining Your Project 339

Chapter 10: Resolving Scheduling Problems 341

Chapter 11: Resolving Resource Problems 369

Part V: Tracking Your Progress 399

Chapter 12: Understanding Tracking 401

Chapter 13: Recording Actuals 415

Chapter 14: Ways to Review Progress 447

Chapter 15: Analyzing Financial Progress 465

Part VI: Advanced Microsoft Project 487

Chapter 16: Customizing Microsoft Project 489

Chapter 17: Using Macros to Speed Your Work 517

Chapter 18: Importing and Exporting Project Information 539

Part VII: Working in Groups 563

Chapter 19: Coordinating Multiple Projects Outside Project Server 565

Chapter 20: Preparing to Use Project Server 601

Chapter 21: Project Server and the Administrator 615

Chapter 22: Project Server and the Project Manager 655

Chapter 23: Project Server and the Day–to–Day User 693

Chapter 24: Project Server and the Executive 723

Part VIII: Appendices 741

Appendix A: What s on the Web Site 743

Appendix B: Project Management Worksheet 749

Appendix C: Available Fields and Functions for Custom Field Formulas 759

Appendix D: Project Management Resources 775

Appendix E: Glossary 783

Index 789

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Elaine Marmel is President of Marmel Enterprises, Inc., an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. Her project management experience includes building financial management systems for New York City and Washington, D.C. Elaine has authored or coauthored over 30 books on topics such as Windows, Microsoft Project, Quicken, Excel, and Word.
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