Microsoft Office Project 2003 Bible

Microsoft Office Project 2003 Bible

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A comprehensive, soup to nuts resource that shows business people how to master the latest version of this popular project management software. This book begins with an overview of project management basics and moves on to showing how to create a new project, track a project's progress, and work in groups. More advanced topics are discussed including customizing Project, using macros, and importing and exporting information. It includes coverage of building tasks, using views, modifying the appearance of a project, and resolving scheduling and resource problems, plus new sample projects and a new chapter on using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VBScript with Project. It also provides expanded coverage of Project Server installation, hardware and software requirements, and software configurations all needed to ensure that Project Server is administered and used effectively. The accompanying CD-ROM includes sample projects, bonus appendixes, and demo software.
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  • Mixed media product | 960 pages
  • 190 x 230 x 56mm | 1,437.9g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 4. Aufl.
  • w. numerous figs.
  • 0764542524
  • 9780764542527
  • 812,320

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If Project 2003 can do it, you can do it too... If you're responsible for project management, you need Project 2003 and the complete information in this comprehensive guide. From understanding the project life cycle to setting up and refining schedules, analyzing costs, allocating resources, and tracking progress, this book guides you through the basics and into increasingly detailed Project applications. When you're ready, explore using Project Server to manage Web-based projects across multiple locations, and learn to extend and customize Project's capabilities using VBA and VBScript. It's all here. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Project 2003 Understand the elements of a project and learn to navigate the Project 2003 environment Set up a project, assign tasks, resources, and costs, and develop a schedule Use Gantt charts and tables at each phase of project development Manage rate changes, scheduling conflicts, and problems involving resource allocation Track project progress with baselines and interpret the Tracking Gantt Record actual durations, tasks accomplished, and costs, and set up Project to reschedule uncompleted work Generate project summaries and reports on costs, time, assignments, and workloads Analyze cost information with PivotTables Install, configure, and troubleshoot Project Server Import and export project information BONUS CD-ROM Includes trial versions of PERT Chart EXPERT to organize and timescale charts WBS Chart Pro, a tool to display projects in a tree-style diagram Project Kickstart, an aid to brainstorming key project goals and strategies Plus other trial and demo software and helpful Web links to project management resources.
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Table of contents

Preface.Acknowledgments.Part I: Project Management Basics.Chapter 1: The Nature of Projects.Chapter 2: Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment.Part II: Getting Your Project Going.Chapter 3: Creating a New Project.Chapter 4: Building Tasks.Chapter 5: Creating Resources and Assigning Costs.Part III: Refining Your Project.Chapter 6: Understanding the Basics of Views.Chapter 7: Using Views to Gain Perspective.Chapter 8: Modifying the Appearance of Your Project.Chapter 9: Resolving Scheduling Problems.Chapter 10: Resolving Resource Problems.Part IV: Tracking Your Progress.Chapter 11: Understanding Tracking.Chapter 12: Recording Actuals.Chapter 13: Reporting on Progress.Chapter 14: Analyzing Financial Progress.Part V: Working in Groups.Chapter 15: Coordinating Multiple Projects Outside Project Server.Chapter 16: Using Project in an E-mail Workgroup.Part VI: Project, Project Web Access, and Project Server.Chapter 17: Preparing to Use Project Server.Chapter 18: Installing and Configuring Project Server.Chapter 19: Organizational Roles and Project Server: The Administrator.Chapter 20: Organizational Roles and Project Server: The Project/Resource Manager.Chapter 21: Organizational Roles and Project Server: The Day-to-Day User.Chapter 22: Organizational Roles and Project Server: The Executive.Part VII: Advanced Microsoft Project.Chapter 23: Customizing Microsoft Project.Chapter 24: Using Macros to Speed Your Work.Chapter 25: Customizing Microsoft Project Using VBA and Active Scripting.Chapter 26: Importing and Exporting Project Information.Chapter 27: Project Case Studies.Part VIII: Appendixes.Appendix A: Whata s on the CD-ROM.Appendix B: Project Management Worksheet.Appendix C: Available Fields and Functions for Custom Field Formulas.Appendix D: Project Management Resources.Glossary.Index.License Agreement.
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About Elaine J. Marmel

Elaine Marmel is president of Marmel Enterprises, Inc., 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 basks in the sun with her PC, 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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