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Microsoft Project 2003 for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764542494

ISBN-13: 9780764542497

Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Nancy Stevenson

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Check out case histories to see how Project works Explore Project Server and use Sharepoint TM to manage projects in multiple locations Did you know you've been managing projects ever since you tackled your first coloring book? Now both the projects and the problems are bigger, but if you manage to grab this book, you'll discover easy ways to collect and track data, share resources, prepare budgets, develop reports, and make your projects successful with Project. Discover how to: Build Project plans Set up calendar settings, task outlines, and timing relationships Assign resources Incorporate smaller projects into a master project Modify item formatting Integrate Project…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction
About This Book
Foolish Assumptions
Conventions Used in This Book
How This Book Is Organized
What You're Not to Read
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Setting the Stage for Project
Project Management: What Is It, and Why Should I Care?
The ABCs of Project Management
The Role of the Project Manager
From To-Do List to Hard Drive
Getting Started
The Best-Laid Plans
Navigating Around Project
A Project with a View
What Do You Want to See?
Mark It on Your Calendar
Base, Project, Resource, and Task Calendars--Oh My!
Setting the Project Calendar
Modifying Task Calendars
Making Resource Calendar Settings
Creating Calendar Templates
Sharing Copies of Calendars
A Tisket, a Task Kit
Your First Task
You're in It for the Duration
Getting Started
It's Such an Effort: Effort-Driven Tasks
Constraints You Can Live With
Taking a Task Note
Saving Your Project
Task Information in Action: Planning a Space Launch
Getting Your Outline in Line
Mama and Papa Tasks and Little Baby Subtasks
The One-and-Only Project Summary Task
I'm Gonna Get Me Some Structure
All the Right Moves
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Cracking the WBS Code
Timing Is Everything
Becoming Codependent
Making the Connection
Just Look At What You Did!
People Who Need People
Using Your Natural Resources
Resources: People, Places, and Things
Becoming Resource-full
The Birth of a Resource
Sharing Resources
Say, When Do These Guys Work?
Now I've Got 'Em, How Do I Manage 'Em?
What's All This Gonna Cost?
Mary, Mary, How Do Your Costs Accrue?
It's Pay Day!
It's an Availability Thing
Adding It Up: How Your Settings Affect Your Budget
Customizing Cost Fields
Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It
You'd Be Surprised What Assignments Can Do to Your Timing
Finding the Right Resource
A Useful Assignation
Communicating an Assignment to Your Team
Well, It Looks Good on Paper
Fine-Tuning Your Plan
Everything Filters to the Bottom Line
It's About Time
Getting It for Less
Your Resource Recourse
Getting in the Mix
Making Yourself Look Good
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Formatting Taskbars
Formatting Task Boxes
Adjusting the Layout
Modifying Gridlines
When a Picture Can Say It All
Avoiding Disaster: Staying On Track
It All Begins with a Baseline
All about Baselines
In the Interim
On the Right Track
Gathering Your Data
Where Does All This Information Go?
Tracking your work for the record
Update Project: Sweeping Changes for Dummies
Tracking Materials Usage
Tracking More Than One: Consolidated Projects
A Project with a View: Observing Progress
Look at What Tracking Did!
Learn by the Numbers
Acronym Soup: BCWP, ACWP, EAC, and CV
Calculations behind the Scenes
You're Behind: Now What?
Justifying Yourself: Notes, Baselines, and Interim Plans
What If?
Using the Analysis Toolbar
How Adding People or Time Affects Your Project
When All Else Fails
What Does Project Have to Say About This?
Spreading the News: Reporting
Off the Rack: Standard Reports
A Custom Job
Going Online with the XML Reporting Wizard
Spiffing Things Up
Call the Printer!
So Let's Print!
Getting Better All the Time
Learning from Your Mistakes
Building on Your Success
Working with Enterprise Projects
Getting Ready to Use Project Server
Is Project Server for You?
What Can Project Server Do?
What's Involved in Setting Up Project Server?
Project Server's Tools
Planning for Problems
Getting Your Project Virtual with Project Server
Who Does What--and Why?
The Project Manager Gets Things Rolling
Seeing Project Server from the User's Perspective
The Part of Tens
Ten Golden Rules of Project Management
Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Manage
Get Your Ducks in a Row
Plan for Murphy
Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow
Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!
CYA (Document!)
Keep Your Team in the Loop
Measure Success
Have a Flexible Strategy
Learn from Your Mistakes
Ten Project-Management Software Products to Explore
AMS Real Time Helps Keep Resources in Line
Cobra Squeezes the Most from Cost/Earned Value
Inspiration Helps Planning with Visual Thinking Tools
Innate Integrates Projects Large and Small
PlanView Models Your Workforce Capacity
Projeca Streamlines Business Processes
Project KickStart Gives Your Project a Headstart
Project Manager's Assistant Organizes Drawings for Construction Projects
TeamTrack Solves Mission-Critical Issues
TimeSheet Professional Makes Tracking a Piece of Cake
Appendixes
On the CD
System Requirements
Using the CD
What You'll Find on the CD
Troubleshooting
Glossary
Index
End-User License Agreement