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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project 2000 in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672318148

ISBN-13: 9780672318146

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Tim Pyron

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Businesses use Microsoft Project to save time and money by scheduling and tracking critical projects. This text teaches employees exactly what they need to know in a small amount of time.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 5/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction
Is This the Book for You?
How This Book Is Organized
Conventions Used in This Book
Getting Started with a Project
Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2000
The Life Cycle of a Project
Using Project 2000's Tutorials and Help Features
Exploring the Microsoft Project Window
Understanding Views
Exiting Microsoft Project 2000
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Becoming an Instant Project Guru
Practicing with a Sample File
Understanding What You See
Working with the Timeline
Working with the Task Table
Viewing More Task Details
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Starting a New Project and Working with Tasks
Things to Do When Starting a New Project File
Starting a New Project File
Starting the Task List
Editing the Task List
Arranging Tasks with an Outline
Entering Recurring Tasks
Copying a Task List from Another Application
Getting a Simple Printout of the Task List
Saving the New File
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Developing a Timeline
Starting the Scheduling Process
Understanding How Default Dates Work
Understanding How Tasks are Scheduled
Setting the Start or Finish Date for the Project
Estimating Task Duration
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Defining When Project Can Schedule Tasks
Elements of Project Scheduling
Adjusting the Default Working Day
How Calendars Are Used in Scheduling
Creating and Applying Base Calendars for Special Scheduling Needs
Managing Your Calendars
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Linking Tasks in the Correct Sequence
Linking Tasks
Creating and Modifying Task Links
Working with the Automatic Linking Option
Reviewing Your Task Links
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Working with Deadlines and Constraints
Working with Constraints
Resolving Conflicts Caused by Constraints
Splitting Tasks
Recording Deadlines
Summary
QandA
Exercise
Displaying and Printing Your Schedule
Working with Other Task Views
Exploring the Calendar View
Moving Around in the Calendar View
Using Filters to Clarify the Calendar View
Viewing Task Details in Calendar View
Editing a Project in the Calendar View
Exploring the Network Diagram View
Zooming the Network Diagram View
Viewing Outline Levels in the Network Diagram
Applying Filters to the Network Diagram
Scrolling and Selecting in the Network Diagram
Editing a Project in the Network Diagram
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Formatting Views
Using the General Format Options
Special Formatting for the Gantt Chart
Special Formatting for the Calendar
Special Formatting for the Network Diagram
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Finalizing and Printing Your Schedule
Checking for Spelling Errors
Printing Views
Printing the Overview Reports
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Assigning Resources and Costs to the Tasks
Defining Resources and Costs
Improving the Accuracy of the Schedule
Controlling Costs
Defining Your Resources and Costs
Creating the Resource Pool
Using the Assign Resources Dialog Box to List Resources
Using the Resource Sheet
Using the Resource Information Dialog Box
Printing the Resource Pool
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Mastering Resource Scheduling in Microsoft Project
Choosing to Enter Resource Assignments
Defining the Resource Assignment Fields
Understanding the Work Formula
Using the Task Type to Control Calculations
Applying the Work Formula in a Material Resource Assignment
Assigning Multiple Resources To a Task
Understanding How Project Calculates Effort-Driven Tasks
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Assigning Resources and Costs to Tasks
An Overview of Creating Assignments
Choosing the Task Settings for Assignments
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Assigning Resources with the Task Form
Using the Assign Resources Dialog Box
Assigning Fixed Costs and Fixed Resource Fees
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Editing Resource Assignments
Working with the Task Usage View
Editing Assignments with the Task Usage View
Editing Assignments with the Assignment Information Dialog Box
Changing the Cost Rate Table for an Assignment
Introducing Delay in an Assignment
Splitting Tasks and Task Assignments
Contouring Resource Assignments
Assigning Overtime Work
Understanding the Effects of Changing Task Duration
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Resolving Resource Allocation Problems
How Do Resource Overallocations Happen?
Identifying Overallocated Resources
Eliminating Resource Overallocations
Letting Project Level Overallocated Assignments
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Finalizing and Publishing Your Plan
Fine-Tuning the Project Plan
Looking at the Big Picture
Filtering Tasks or Resources
Sorting and Grouping Tasks and Resources
Shortening the Critical Path
Reducing Costs
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Printing Resource Details and Customizing Reports
Formatting and Printing the Usage Views
Working with Cost Reports
Working with the Assignment Reports
Using the Workload Reports
Customizing the Standard Reports
Customizing Specific Report Types
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Creating Custom Views
Creating Custom Tables
Creating Custom Views
Creating Custom Fields
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Publishing Projects on the Web or an Intranet
Overview of Project 2000's Internet Features
Navigating with Hyperlinks
Exporting Project Data to Web Pages
Defining Import/Export Map HTML Options
Working with Hyperlinks in Tasks and Resources
Publishing Your Web Documents
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Hour
Mnaaging and Tracking Your Project
Tracking Work on the Project
Using Project as a Management Tool
Understanding the Tracking Fields
Setting the Baseline
Tracking Actual Performance
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Analyzing Progress and Revising the Schedule
Analyzing Variances and Revising the Schedule
Analyzing Progress
Updating the Schedule
Revising the Schedule to Finish on Time and on Budget
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Beyond One Project, One Application
Working with Multiple Projects
Consolidating Projects into One Window
Consolidating Inserted Projects
Sharing Resources among Projects with a Resource Pool
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Using Microsoft Project in Workgroups
Exploring Project's Workgroup Features
Deciding on Email, Intranet, or Internet Workgroup Communications
Setting Up Project Messaging
Sending Task Requests with TeamAssign
Requesting and Submitting Task Progress with TeamStatus
Sending Task Updates with TeamUpdate
Setting Task Reminders
Circulating the Project Schedule for Review
Sending Schedule Notes
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Exchanging Project Data with Other Applications
File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project 2000
Exporting Project 2000 Data to Older Releases of Microsoft Project
Saving the Entire Project in a Database
Using Import/Export Maps to Exchange Project Data with Other File Formats
Copying Selected Data between Applications
Linking Selected Data Between Applications
Summary
QandA
Exercises