Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 2002

Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 2002

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Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 2002 gives you direct answers about how to put a project schedule together with this best-selling project management software. It's organized to follow the project cycle of initializing and developing a plan, implementing the plan, tracking and analyzing progress, adjusting to changes and unforeseen events, and preparing the final reports. You'll find step-by-step procedures for using Project's features, plus you'll get help with common problems.
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  • Paperback | 1224 pages
  • 186.9 x 228.1 x 51.1mm | 1,932.33g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 2002 ed.
  • w. figs.
  • 0789727013
  • 9780789727015

Table of contents


1. The Power of Microsoft Project 2002.
2. Learning the Basics of Microsoft Project.
3. Setting Up a Project Document.
4. Managing Project Files.

5. Creating a Task List.
6. Entering Scheduling Requirements.
7. Viewing Your Schedule.

8. Defining Resources and Costs.
9. Understanding Resource Scheduling.
10. Assigning Resources and Costs to Tasks.
11. Resolving Resource Assignment Problems.

12. Reviewing the Project Plan.
13. Printing Views and Reports.

14. Tracking Work on a Project.
15. Analyzing Progress and Revising the Schedule.

16. Working with Multiple Projects.
17. Exporting and Importing Project Data with Other File Formats.
18. Copying, Pasting, and Inserting Data with Other Applications.

19. Using the Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups.
20. Formatting Views.
21. Customizing Views, Tables, Fields, Filters, and Groups.
22. Using and Customizing the Standard Reports.
23. Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms.

24. Managing Collaboration with Project Server.
25. An Overview of Microsoft Project Professional 2002.
26. Managing Projects Using Microsoft Project Professional 2002.
27. Managing Project Portfolios with Microsoft Project Professional.
28. Administering Project Portfolios with Microsoft Project Professional.
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About Tim Pyron

Timothy W. Pyron, Ph.D., is the editor of Woody's Project Watch, a free newsletter for Project users that has more than 40,000 subscribers. To subscribe, go to www.woodyswatch.com. Tim is also an independent consultant and trainer for Microsoft Project users. His first book was Que's Using Microsoft Project 3.0 (1991), and he has revised and expanded the book for each release of Project since then (including Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 98 and Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 2000). He also authored Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project 98 in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project 2000 in 24 Hours. His books have sold well over a quarter-million copies not including all the translations into other languages. Earlier in his career Tim was an economics professor and a professional classical musician. Tim is the lead author for this book, and in addition to his own assignments (primarily the scheduling engine chapters, tracking, and earned value analysis), he also collaborated with the other authors on the chapters they wrote or revised.

Ira Brown is the executive vice president, chief technology officer, and co-founder of Project Assistants, Inc., a Premier Microsoft Project partner and solution provider specializing in training, consulting, and custom software development for Microsoft Project. He has extensive project management and application development experience, and he is recognized as a leading authority in developing custom solutions for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server. This Microsoft Project 2002 book represents Ira's third appearance in Que's Special Edition series. Ira, his wife Diane, and their two children, Tara and Joey, reside in Wilmington, Delaware. Ira can be contacted by phone at 800-642-9259 or email at ibrown@projectassistants.com. For more information about Project Assistants, visit www.projectassistants.com. Ira wrote the chapter Publishing Projects on the Web, which is available on the Web site for this book, www.quepublishing.com.

Tobin Toby Brown, PMP (tbrown@glenridgegroup.com), is a full-time consultant and instructor who specializes in project management, information systems, and curriculum development. He has over 10 years' experience as a presenter, consultant, team builder, and project manager. Currently, he is a partner with The Glenridge Group (www.glenridgegroup.com), an Atlanta-based organization dedicated to full-time project management services, training, and technology implementations. As a consultant, Toby is a recognized expert in the strategic implementation of project management software as well as the selection, installation, and application of project management software. He frequently consults with organizations to create customized methods of product, service, and system development. When he's not instructing or consulting, Toby is an FAA commercial-certified hot air balloon pilot who flies at select weekend events for Microsoft, The Weather Channel, and Home & Garden Television/Food Network. Toby authored the Best Practice Tips in the book and also revised Chapter 3, Setting Up a Project Document.

Jack Dahlgren has worked in several different fields that require extensive use of project scheduling tools and has acquired an understanding of the many different ways they can be applied. He would like to thank his wife and children for their understanding during the writing of his contribution to this book. He frequently shares his knowledge on the Microsoft newsgroups and has received Microsoft's MVP designation for his contributions. Jack can be reached by email at JackD@masamiki.com and runs a Web site with tips and tricks for using project at http://masamiki.com/project. Jack authored the chapter Using Visual Basic with Project 2002, which is available on the book's Web site, www.quepublishing.com.

Samuel Dutkin is a senior consultant for Project Assistants, Inc., and specializes in customizing Microsoft Project and Project Server. His skill set also includes developing interactive applications by using Active Server Pages technologies. Samuel can be contacted by email at sdutkin@projectassistants.com. Sam was the chief author for the chapter Customizing and Administering Project Server Access, which is available on the book's Web site, www.quepublishing.com.

Steven Edwards, a member of PMI and a Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) chapter sponsor, is founder and president of Edwards Industries, LLC, a full-service project management and systems engineering firm headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland. With degrees in electrical engineering, more than 18 years' experience in project management, and expertise with Microsoft Project dating back to 1990, Steve and his staff provide regular training and consulting services to a wide variety of commercial and U.S. government clients. As a Microsoft Project Partner and Project beta tester with Microsoft, Edwards Industries is on the forefront of emerging technologies and tools for project management that support small to large-scale projects. Edwards Industries designs, implements, and maintains enterprise-level resource management and metrics tracking solutions, including earned value analysis tools and procedures. You can contact Steve or any of the project management specialists at Edwards Industries by calling 800-556-2506, sending an email to info@Edwards-Ind.com, or visiting www.Edwards-Ind.com. Steve made valuable contributions to Chapter 14, "Tracking Work on the Project," and to Chapter 15, "Analyzing Progress and Revising the Schedule."

Mike Glen, from Oxfordshire, England, is a chartered engineer and pilot, who retired as a Wing Commander engineer after 32 years in the Royal Air Force. He joined Cranfield University at the Royal Military College of Science as a lecturer in project management and computer applications. As a computer consultant, he specialized in training Microsoft Project. For providing frequent and accurate responses to those having problems on the Project newsgroups, Microsoft has awarded him the status of MVP for Project for the past five years. Mike revised Chapter 13, "Printing Views and Reports," for this edition.

Ron Hill is the director of product development for Project Assistants, Inc., and specializes in custom application development to meet the business needs of project management. His programming and project management experience enable him to satisfy custom development requirements from concept through implementation. His responsibilities at Project Assistants include consultation and training on Microsoft Project, Project VBA, and Project Server. Ron can be contacted by email at rhill@projectassistants.com. Ron worked with Sam Dutkin on the chapter "Customizing and Administering Project Server Access," which is available on the book's Web site, www.quepublishing.com.

Dale A. Howard is an independent project management consultant and education provider. He is also an expert in project communications management, specializing in automating the transfer of Microsoft Project data to Microsoft Office applications through VBA development. Formerly an ordained pastor, Dale has been a professional in the software training and consulting field. Dale has served as the national software trainer for a legal software company, and worked as a software trainer/consultant for public and private school teachers in Nebraska. Dale resides in Denver, Colorado, and has earned six IT certifications, including Certified Technical Trainer (CTT) and Microsoft Project Specialist (MOUS). You can reach Dale at 303-757-1708 or thebigd@attglobal.net. Dale revised Chapter 17, "Exporting and Importing Data with Other File Formats," and Chapter 18, "Copying, Pasting, and Inserting Data with Other Applications."

Kelvin Kirby is a consultant and trainer with over 22 years' experience. He has been employed by a number of blue-chip companies, including Land Rover Ltd., BL Technology Ltd., The Rover Group, Jaguar Cars PLC, Amazon Computers Ltd. (now Computacenter PLC), and ECS. He has been involved in projects in information technology, engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, financial services, petrochemical, communications, electronics, and government projects, and he has worked on multidisciplinary international projects with budgets of over $1 billion. In 1990 Kelvin founded his own Company, Technology Associates, to provide consultancy and training in Project Management, with particular emphasis on Microsoft Project. Technology Associates has an impressive worldwide client portfolio. Kelvin was recently awarded the PM Foundation's Consultant of the Year Award for 2001 and the PM Foundation's Fellowship Award. Technology Associates has also won awards, including Most Innovative Project Management Solution and Best Project Management Consultancy 2001. Kelvin revised Chapter 11, "Resolving Resource Assignment Problems," and Chapter 16, "Working with Multiple Projects."

Genea C. Mallow is a Microsoft Project consultant and an education provider for Project Incentives, Inc., a Microsoft Project partner that specializes in professional education, consulting, custom development, and technical installation services. She has over 14 years of experience as a software instructor, curriculum developer, and business management education provider. She specializes in creating software education curriculum and Microsoft Project instruction and consultation. Genea resides in Denver, Colorado, and holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in business administration. Genea can be reached at 717-509-3859 or 866-746-5517, or by email at gmallow@projectincentives.com. Genea revised Chapter 4, "Managing Project Files."

Fred Oettle, Ph.D., is the director of project management training for Project Assistants, Inc. Fred is well known for consulting and software development in project management, providing project management infrastructures built around Microsoft Project and Project Central. Fred has also worked as a radio/TV announcer and as a newspaper editor. Fred founded his own general management consulting and training company, and has conducted hundreds of seminars for government and private-sector organizations. Fred can be contacted at foettle@projectassistants.com. Fred revised and significantly expanded Chapter 24, "Managing Collaboration with Project Server."

Martin R. Radley, PMP, a founder and formerly managing partner for QuantumPM in Denver, Colorado, is a Microsoft Project expert who has more than 15 years' experience solving project and program management problems for client businesses in a variety of industries. Martin would like to acknowledge the assistance provided by several colleagues at QuantumPM in developing the Professional edition chapters for this book: Kris Athey, Herman Gaines, Jenny Smalling, and Russ Young. Martin holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and a certificate in program management, and he is currently earning a master's degree in technology management. Martin can be reached by email at martinradley@hotmail.com. Martin wrote Chapter 25, "An Overview of Microsoft Project Professional 2002," Chapter 26, "Managing Projects with Microsoft Project Professional," Chapter 27, "Managing Project Portfolios with Microsoft Project Professional," and Chap-ter 28, "Administering Microsoft Project Professional." He also contributed the Project Professional material to the chapter "Customizing and Administering Project Server Access" that appears at the book's Web site, www.quepublishing.com.

Daniel T. Renier is the president of Project Incentives, Inc., a Microsoft Project Partner that specializes in professional education, consulting, custom development, and technical installation services. He is a Microsoft Project expert who specializes in global project management principles applied to Microsoft Project best practices. Well known for his enthusiasm and dedication to the Microsoft Project environment, Dan travels the world, presenting Microsoft Project topics to corporations and global project management organizations. Dan holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in heath care administration. Dan can be reached at 717-509-3859 or 866-746-5517, or by email at drenier@projectincentives.com. Dan revised and expanded chapter 12, "Reviewing the Project Plan."

Jo Ellen Shires is the owner of Common Sense Computing, a Portland, Oregon-based consulting and training firm that exclusively serves Microsoft Project users. She is an advisor to the Project development team at Microsoft, and her company is a designated Project Partner company. She began her programming and training careers in 1974 and holds a B.S. in economics and an M.S. in biometry. A noted lecturer at regional and national gatherings, Jo has contributed to numerous Project articles and books, including Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 98 and Special Edition Using Microsoft Project 2000. She is a founding member and officer of the Portland-Cascade chapter of MPUG. Jo can be reached at jshires@cscservices.com. Jo revised Chapter 7, "Viewing Your Schedule," and all five chapters in Part VII: Chapter 19, "Using the Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups," Chapter 20, "Formatting Views," Chapter 21, "Customizing Views, Tables, Fields, Filters, and Groups," Chapter 22, "Using and Customizing the Standard Reports," and Chapter 23, "Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms."
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