Project 2010 For Dummies

Project 2010 For Dummies

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By (author) Nancy C. Muir

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 229mm x 30mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 19 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470501324
  • ISBN 13: 9780470501320
  • Sales rank: 78,875

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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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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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In charge of a project? Manage it better with Project 2010 and this book!If you've never used project management software before -- or you've used previous versions of Project and want to master the all-new Project 2010 interface and features -- this is the book for you! You'll find the project management concepts you need to know, how Project 2010 works and how to get up to speed, what's new, and most importantly, how to apply it to a real project.What do I do with this thing? -- set up Project, learn what types of input you need to provide, and begin building project plansBe resourceful -- create and assign work resources, material resources, and fixed costs, and manage resources effectivelyA perfect fit -- ensure your project has a high chance of success by fine-tuning your planRunning on rails -- learn to use baselines, track progress and materials, and create reports that help keep projects on trackEnterprise options -- get an overview of online collaborative features using Project Server, Web Application, and SharePointOpen the book and find: How to maximize control with the new manual scheduling featureYour way around the Project interfaceThe new Timeline and Team Planner viewsTips on assigning resourcesAdvice on communicating with your teamAll about reports and how to use themScheduling help from the new Task InspectorLearn to: Manage project schedules with Project 2010Work with new scheduling tools and the Ribbon interfaceAssign and share resources and understand calendarsCreate impressive reports

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Setting the Stage for Project. Chapter 1: Project Management: What It Is, and Why You Should 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: Optimizing Your Resources. Chapter 8: What's All This Gonna Cost? Chapter 9: Assigning Resources to Get Things Done. Part III: Well, It Looks Good on Paper. Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning Your Plan. Chapter 11: Making Your Project 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: Project Web App for the Project Manager. Chapter 19: Project Web App for the Team Member. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management. Chapter 21: Ten Project Management Software Products to Explore. Index.