Project 2016 For Dummies

Project 2016 For Dummies

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The easy way to take control of project timelines, resources, budgets, and details
Project manager, meet your new assistant! Once you discover Project 2016 you'll be amazed at how efficient and effective the project management process can be. Written by an expert author who knows project management processes backward and forward, this friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to get started, enter tasks and estimate durations, work with resources and costs, fine-tune your schedule, set baselines, collect data, analyze progress, and keep your projects on track.
How many times have you heard people in the office mutter under their breath, 'These projects never run on time?' Well, now they can! Project 2016 For Dummies shows you how to use the latest version of Microsoft Project to create realistic project timelines, make the most of available resources, keep on top of all those pesky details, and, finally, complete your project on time and on budget. Easy!
Fully updated to reflect the latest software changes in Microsoft Project 2016All-new case studies and examples highlight the relevance of key features of Microsoft Project 2016Exposes the correlation between what project managers do and how Microsoft Project 2016 supports their workCovers working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, gathering and tracking data, and more
If you're a time-pressured project manager looking to make your life and your projects easier, Project 2016 For Dummies shows you how to get things done!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 235 x 19mm | 472g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119224519
  • 9781119224518
  • 80,479

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Learn to: Manage costs and resources as you build a schedule from the ground up Set up your schedule to meet deadlines and stay on budget Keep all the members of the project team updated and informed Apply the project management tricks the professionals live by Take control of your projects with the project manager's top assistant, Microsoft Project 2016 Whether you're managing your first project or juggling several large and complex projects, Project 2016 is like an assistant that works 24/7. This guide walks you through the basic functions of the software, helping you use it to create realistic timelines, maximize resources, budget, collect and track data, and successfully complete your project. See how it works -- tour the software interface, see how Project 2016 supports your efforts, and build a project schedule Manage your resources -- create and assign work resources, material resources, and fixed costs to tasks, and see how resources affect long-term costs Explore your toolbox -- discover tools to help you modify resource assignments and task timing to trim costs and meet deadlines Stay the course -- discover ways to track actual activity against your plan and pull things back on track when the unforeseen happens Open the book and find: Useful examples on how to make projects work better How to determine different task types Help assigning resources to tasks Things to consider when factoring in contingency reserve When, why, and how to save a baseline What to do when the project falls behind Ten cool shortcuts in Project 2016
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About Cynthia Snyder

Cynthia Snyder is a well-known speaker, consultant, and trainer on project management, as well as the project manager of the team that updated PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition. Her other books include PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies and A User's Manual to the PMBOK.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1
Part I: Getting Started with Project 2016 5
Chapter 1: Project Management, Project 2016, and You 7
Chapter 2: Starting the Project 19
Chapter 3: Becoming a Task Master 39
Chapter 4: The Codependent Nature of Tasks 53
Chapter 5: Estimating Task Time 65
Chapter 6: Check Out This View! 81
Part II: Managing Resources 101
Chapter 7: Creating Resources 103
Chapter 8: Working with Calendars 119
Chapter 9: Assigning Resources 133
Chapter 10: Determining a Project s Cost 145
Part III: Before You Baseline 155
Chapter 11: Fine Tuning Your Plan 157
Chapter 12: Negotiating Project Constraints 171
Chapter 13: Making the Project Look Good 185
Chapter 14: It All Begins with a Baseline 201
Part IV: Staying on Track 211
Chapter 15: On the Right Track 213
Chapter 16: Project Views: Observing Progress 237
Chapter 17: You re Behind Now What? 251
Chapter 18: Spreading the News: Reporting 267
Chapter 19: Getting Better All the Time 289
Part V: The Part of Tens 299
Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management 301
Chapter 21: Ten Cool Shortcuts in Project 2016 309
Appendix: Glossary 315
Index 325
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