Master Visually Project 2003

Master Visually Project 2003

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This book delivers more than 600 two-color pages to help visually oriented project managers master the software, understand how changes affect the overall schedule, meet major milestones and deadlines, and get the job done on time and within budget. It helps new users get up to speed quickly and walks the estimated four million current Project users through new program features, and contains hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots that show how to accomplish more than 300 tasks, from opening projects, defining task relationships, and assigning resources to evaluating progress and costs, resolving scheduling and resource conflicts, and creating professional-looking status reports.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 203.2 x 228.6 x 33mm | 997.91g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764568795
  • 9780764568794

About Elaine J. Marmel

Elaine Marmel is president of Marmel Enterprises, LLC, an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. She routinely employs project management software and skills to manage critical business projects, and otherwise spends most of her time writing. Elaine has authored or coauthored more than 30 books about software, including Project, Word for Windows, Word for the Mac, Quicken for Windows, Quicken for DOS, 1--2--3 for Windows, Lotus Notes, and Excel. Elaine is a contributing editor to the monthly magazines Peachtree Extra and QuickBooks Extra. Elaine left her native Chicago for the warmer climes of Florida (by way of Cincinnati, Ohio; Jerusalem, Israel; Ithaca, New York; and Washington, D.C.) where she gazes longingly out her window and dreams about basking in the sun (if she could ever find the time) with her dog, Josh, and her cats, Cato, Watson, and Buddy. Elaine also sings in the Toast of Tampa, an International Champion Sweet Adeline barbershop chorus.
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Table of contents

I. PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS. 1) The Characteristics of Projects. 2) Discover Microsoft Office Project. II. GET YOUR PROJECT GOING. 3) Build Tasks. 4) Create Resources. 5) Work with Estimated Project Costs. 6) Customize Views. 7) Tables and Views. 8) Organize Information in a View. 9) Project and Codes. III. RESOLVE CONFLICTS. 10) Resolve Scheduling Problems. 11) Resolve Resource Problems. IV. TRACK THE PROJECT SCHEDULE AND COSTS. 12) Establish Baselines. 13) Track Your Project. 14) Report on Progress. 15) Analyze Progress Financially. V. WORK IN GROUPS. 16) Coordinate Multiple Projects Outside Project Server. 17) Project Server: Basic Set Up Activities. 18) Project Server and the Project/Resource Manager. 19) Project Server and the Day--to--Day User. 20) Project Servers and the Executive. VI. ADVANCED MICROSOFT OFFICE PROJECT. 21) Modify the Project Interface. 22) Using Macros to Speed Up Work. VII. APPENDIX OVERVIEW PAGE. Appendix A) Examine Project Views. Appendix B) Report Samples.
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