Scheduling for Home Builders with Microsoft Project, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 086718678X
ISBN-13: 9780867186789
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: BuilderBooks
Publication date: 1/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 138
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Language: English

Your company's ability to complete a high-quality home on time and within budget is your most important asset. Don't let scheduling problems destroy it. Master project scheduling and you'll lower overhead and boost profits. Create efficient schedules to monitor and control construction progress using Microsoft® Project 2010. You'll produce more projects with the same management staff and fewer headaches in the field and the back office. This book will help you schedule your next project with confidence and ease.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Introduction to Scheduling
Benefits of Scheduling
Estimates and Schedules
Communication
Tasks
Phases
Milestones
Gantt Charts and Reports
Rough Logic Diagram
Measuring Success
Creating the Microsoft� Project Schedule
Creating and Opening Microsoft� Project Files
Gantt Chart
Views
Adjusting the Timescale
Entering Task Names
Entering Task Duration
Entering Milestones
Entering Task Links
Identifying Critical Tasks
Entering Sort/Filter/Group Tasks
Schedule Options
Knowing the Basics
Managing Resources and Costs
Controlling Resources
Cash Flow
Two Types of Schedule
Creating Resource Lists
Assigning Costs to Resource Lists
Assigning Resources/Costs to Tasks
Adding Resource Notes
Managing Resources Efficiently
Monitoring and Updating the Schedule
Updating the Schedule
Copying the Schedule
Setting Baselines
Project Information Dialog Box
Recording Progress
Selecting the Status Date
Modifying the Schedule
Knowledge is Power
Updating Task Resources and Costs
Updating Project Resource and Cost Information
Comparing Baseline Costs with Actual Costs
Recording Actual Expenditures
Analyzing Costs
Splitting Tasks
Understanding Cost Details
Generating Reports
Communicating the Schedule
Executing Prints and Copies
Viewing Print Area
Projects Tab Reports Button
Editing Custom Reports
Copying Reports
Using Reports to Communicate
Glossary
Index
Figures
Introduction
View at 1600 � 1200
View at 1024 � 768
Gantt chart
A blank project file in Gantt chart view
File menu
Templates for creating new schedules
Project information dialog box
Gantt chart default view
Save As dialog box
Gantt chart
View tab
Timescale drop-down menu
Timescale dialog box
Task ID, Name, and Duration columns
Task drop-down menu
Recurring Task Information dialog box
Pour Slab task selected to place milestone before it
New milestone inserted
Milestone activity named
Linking tasks using the link button
Task dependency dialog box
Linked tasks displayed on Gantt chart
Linking the Clear Site and Under Slab Plumbing tasks
Task Details form
Choosing the task dependency type
Task dependency dialog box
Go To dialog box
Task dependency: lag and lead time
Gantt chart with critical path
Sort options
Sort levels
Filter options
Group options
Project options
Project Options dialog box
Resource Sheet view
Resource type
Material unit of measure
Group field
Max. Units field
Std. Rate and Ovt. Rate fields
Std. Rate field for concrete
Resource Information dialog box (General tab selected)
Varying rates for different time periods
Fixed Cost field
Gantt chart
Adding a Cost column to the Gantt chart
Opening the Assign Resources dialog box
Assigning resources
Assigning resources to multiple tasks with the Ctrl key
Adding Notes
Notes tab
Note icon
Save As function
Set Baseline dialog box
Set Baseline dialog box-Set interim plan
Set Baseline dialog box copy menu
Project Information dialog box
Project Statistics report
Update Tasks
Update Tasks dialog box (pre-update)
Update Tasks dialog box (pre-update) showing calendar
Update Tasks dialog box (after update)-Clear Site
Update Tasks dialog box (pre-update)-Building Layout
Update Tasks dialog box (after update)-Building Layout
Building Layout task in Gantt chart (after update)
Update Tasks dialog box (pre-update)-Prepare Slab for Pour
Project Information dialog box
Progress Lines
Progress Lines dialog box
Progress Lines dialog box with Baseline plan selected
Updated Gantt chart
Accessing the Cost table
Cost table
Task Usage view
Actual Cost field
Accessing the Tracking Gantt view
Tracking Gantt view
Cost Table-Building Layout-Total Cost
Task Usage View-Building Layout-Work Hours
Building Layout (after update)
Prepare Slab for Pour (before update)
Cost Table-Prepare Slab for Pour-Total Cost
More Tables dialog box
Earned Value table
Building Layout task
Split Task dialog box
Split Task dialog box
Split Task results
View tab
Page setup
Page scaling
Preview of Gantt chart
Printer selection
Calendar view-zoom
Gantt chart view
Network diagram view
Task usage view
Tracking Gantt view
Resource graph usage view
Resource sheet view
Resource usage view
More Views
More Views dialog box
Accessing the Reports dialog box
Reports dialog box
Overview Reports dialog box
Critical Tasks report
Selecting the Current Activities report
Current Activities dialog box
Tasks in Progress report
Selecting Costs reports
Cost Reports dialog box
Cash Flow report
Accessing assignments reports
Assignment reports dialog box
Who Does What report
Accessing workload reports
Workload reports dialog box
Resource Usage report
Accessing custom reports
Custom Reports dialog box
Task Report Definition tab
Text button
Text Styles dialog box
Task Report Details tab
Sort tab option

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