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Using Microsoft Office Project 2003

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ISBN-10: 0789730723

ISBN-13: 9780789730725

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Special)

Authors: Tim Pyron

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This book provides readers with everything they need to make the most of Project 2003. Project 2003 helps users manage projects indepently or as part of a large organization. Business professionals can gain access into their portfolio of projects, and collaborate on the documents, issues and risks associated with those projects. Special Edition Using Office Project 2003, covers both Standard and Enterprise Project Management versions and provides direct answers about how to put a project schedule together. It is organized to follow the project cycle of initializing and developing a plan, implementing the plan, tracking progress and adjusting to changes and unforeseen events, and preparing…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1248
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.598
Language: English

Introduction
Why You Should Use This Book
Why You Should Use Microsoft Project
What's New in Microsoft Project 2003
Two Editions of Microsoft Project 2003
File Compatibility
Ease-of-Use Features
Project Server 2003
How This Book Is Organized
Web Elements
Special Features in This Book
Visual Aids
Keyboard Conventions
Formatting Conventions
Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2003
The Power of Microsoft Project 2003
Exploring Project Management
What Microsoft Project 2003 Can Do for You
Some General, Common-Sense Guidelines for Project Managers
A Checklist for Using Microsoft Project
Project Management Scheduling Techniques
Troubleshooting
Learning the Basics of Microsoft Project
Starting and Exiting Microsoft Project
Exploring the Microsoft Project Window
Using Learning Aids
Introducing the Gantt Chart View
Changing Views
Scrolling and Selecting Data Fields
Troubleshooting
Setting Up a Project Document
Supplying Information for a New Project
Selecting the Environment Options
Defining a Calendar of Working Time
Troubleshooting
Managing Project Files
Saving and Protecting Files
Creating and Using Templates
Working with the Organizer and the Global File
Troubleshooting
Scheduling Tasks
Creating a Task List
Approaching the Planning Process
Entering Tasks in a Gantt Chart
Understanding the Fields in the Task Table
Entering Task Names
Editing the Task List
Using the Task Information Dialog Box to Edit Tasks
Entering Task Duration
Defining Milestones
Using Recurring Tasks
Attaching Notes to Tasks
Attaching Hyperlinks to Tasks
Using Other Views to Create Tasks
Outlining the Task List
Using Custom WBS Codes
Using Custom Outline Numbers
Printing the Project Task List
Troubleshooting
Project Extras: Letting Project Calculate Duration
Entering Scheduling Requirements
An Overview of Scheduling
Understanding Dependency Links
Entering Dependency Links
Working with Task Constraints
Entering Deadline Dates
Splitting Tasks
Creating and Using Task Calendars
Troubleshooting
Project Extras
Viewing Your Schedule
Working with the Gantt Chart View
Adding Graphics and Text to Gantt Charts
Working with the Calendar View
Working with the Network Diagram View
Troubleshooting
Assigning Resources and Costs
Defining Resources and Costs
Understanding How Project Uses Resources and Costs
Understanding Resources and Costs
Defining the Resource Pool
Using the Resource Fields
Setting the Automatically Add New Resources and Tasks Option
Sorting Resources
Grouping Resources
Filtering Resources
Troubleshooting
Understanding Resource Scheduling
Learning About Resource Scheduling
Reviewing the Essential Components of Work Resource Assignments
Understanding the Resource Assignment Fields
Understanding the Work Formula
Choosing the Task Type
Understanding Effort-Driven Tasks
Modifying Resource Assignments
Understanding the Driver Resource Concept
Calculating Task Duration with Multiple Resources Assigned
Troubleshooting
Assigning Resources and Costs to Tasks
An Overview of Assigning Resources
Selecting the Appropriate Task Settings
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Assigning Fixed Costs and Fixed Contract Fees
Troubleshooting
Resolving Resource Assignment Problems
Understanding How Resource Overallocations Occur
Identifying Resource Overallocations
Strategies for Eliminating Resource Overallocations
Eliminating Resource Overallocations Yourself
Letting Project Level Overallocated Resources for You
Troubleshooting
Reviewing and Distributing the Project
Reviewing the Project Plan
Looking at the Big Picture
Realigning the Plan
Finalizing the Plan
Troubleshooting
Printing Views and Reports
Using the Print Commands
Changing the Printer Setup
Using the Project Guide Toolbar
Printing Views
Printing Project's Predesigned Reports
Troubleshooting
Tracking and Analyzing Progress
Tracking Work on a Project
An Overview of Tracking
Using Project Guide for Tracking
Working with Project Baselines
Tracking a Project's Performance and Costs
Analyzing Progress and Revising the Schedule
Project Management Overview
Reviewing the Current Status of a Project
Analyzing Performance with Earned Value Analysis
Revising a Schedule to Complete on Time and on Budget
Troubleshooting
Coordinating Projects and Sharing Data
Working with Multiple Projects
Using the Window Commands
Displaying Tasks from Different Files in the Same Window
Creating Subprojects and Master Projects
Creating Links Between Tasks in Separate Projects
Sharing Resources Among Projects
Troubleshooting
Exporting and Importing Project Data with Other File Formats
Exchanging Project Data with Other Applications
File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project 2003
Importing Project 2003 Data from Other Project Management Applications
Exporting Project 2003 Data to Older Versions of Microsoft Project
Using the Import/Export Wizard
Saving an Entire Project in a Database
Exchanging Selected Parts of a Project with Other Formats
Using Microsoft Project 2003 As an OLE DB Provider
Troubleshooting
Copying, Pasting, and Inserting Data with Other Applications
Copying Selected Data Between Applications
Linking Selected Data Between Applications
Working with Objects
Placing Objects into Microsoft Project
Placing Project Objects into Other Applications
Troubleshooting
Using and Customizing the Display
Using the Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups
Exploring the Standard Views
Exploring the Standard Tables
Exploring the Standard Filters
Exploring the Standard Groups
Troubleshooting
Formatting Views
Using the Common Format Options in the Standard Views
Formatting the Gantt Chart View
Formatting the Calendar View
Formatting the Network Diagram View
Formatting the Task and Resource Form Views
Formatting the Resource Graph View
Formatting the Resource Usage View
Formatting the Task Usage View
Formatting the Sheet Views
Troubleshooting
Customizing Views, Tables, Fields, Filters, and Groups
Creating New Views
Using and Creating Tables
Customizing Fields
Creating Custom Filters
Creating Custom Filters with AutoFilter
Creating Custom Groups
Organizing Views and Other Custom Elements in Project Files
Troubleshooting
Using and Customizing the Standard Reports
Understanding the Standard Reports
Customizing Reports
Creating Reports
Using the Common Customization Controls
Customizing Specific Report Types
Saving and Sharing Custom Reports
Troubleshooting
Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms
Altering the Behavior of Personalized Menus and Toolbars
Customizing Toolbars
Customizing Menu Bars
Customizing Forms
Troubleshooting
Using Project Server and Project Professional
Introduction to Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
Enterprise Project Management Using Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
System Architecture and Requirements
Planning for Enterprise Information Sharing
Planning for Global Settings
Using Enterprise Global Settings
Enterprise Project Administration
System Administration
Project Web Access Administration
Managing Views
Building OLAP Cubes and Updating Resource Tables
Managing Project Versions
Database Administration and Management
Project Professional Administration
Managing the Enterprise Global Template
Using Enterprise Outline Codes and Custom Fields
Managing Enterprise Project and Resource Calendars
Performing Enterprise Global Backup and Restore
Importing Resources
Importing Projects
Enterprise Project Management
Using the Project Center Views
Using Project Center Build Team
Opening and Using Multiple Enterprise Projects
Check-in Projects from Project Center
Using Administrative Projects
Analyzing Enterprise Projects
Using Enterprise Templates
Working with Enterprise Versions
Working with Enterprise Project Codes
Enterprise Resource Management
An Overview of Enterprise Resource Management
Managing Enterprise Resources in Resource Center
Creating Custom Enterprise Resource Outline Code
Working with Enterprise Resources
Enterprise Collaboration
Introduction to Enterprise Collaboration
Using Project Web Access Tasks for Timesheets
Updating and Revising Timesheets
Using Project Status Reports
Storing Project Artifact Documents
Managing Risks
Managing Issues
Using Microsoft Outlook with Project Server 2003
Index
Extra Chapters on the CD-ROM
Publishing Projects on the Web
An Overview of Project 2003's Internet Features
Exporting Project Data to Web Pages
Defining Import/Export Map HTML Options
Modifying Project's HTML Templates
Publishing Web Documents
Troubleshooting
Using Visual Basic with Project 2003
Why Use Visual Basic Macros?
Getting Started with Visual Basic Macros
Creating a Macro That Works in Different Situations
Fixing a Macro
The VBE
Working with Tasks
Debugging Code
The TraceDependencies Macro
Working with Other Applications
Working with Events
Working with Application-Level Events
Getting Help
Customizing and Administering Project Server Access
Creating and Deleting Users from Project Server
Managing User Groups
Project Server User Security
Using Categories to Control Access to Project Information
Using Security Templates
Authentication Options
Creating Custom Views
Setting Features Available on a Project Server
Adding New Menu Choices
Windows SharePoint Services
Customize Microsoft Project Web Access