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Project 2010 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-87777-7
960 pages
June 2010
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Description

A comprehensive reference on the latest version of the leading enterprise project management software: Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project allows users to manage business activities effectively by sharing project information, performing modeling and scenario analyses, standardizizing reporting processes, and more. This soup-to-nuts reference covers both the professional and standard versions of the latest iteration of Microsoft Project, as well as Project Server, so that you can efficiently manage your business projects. Veteran author Elaine Marmel begins with an overview of project management basics and then gradually moves on to more advanced topics so that you can learn the scope of what successful project management entails.

  • Popular author Elaine Marmel provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft Project 2010 and shows you how to successfully manage your business activities
  • Begins with project management basics, such as creating a new project, tracking a project's progress, and working in groups
  • Covers more advanced topics, including customizing Project, using macros, and importing and exporting information
  • Demonstrates how to build tasks, use views, modify the appearance of a project, and resolve scheduling and resource problems

With Project 2010 Bible by your side, you’ll learn to confidently and skillfully put Microsoft Project 2010 to work for you.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Project Management Basics 1

Chapter 1: The Nature of Projects 3

Chapter 2: Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment 21

Part II: Getting Your Project Going 39

Chapter 3: Creating a New Project 41

Chapter 4: Building Tasks 91

Chapter 5: Creating Resources and Assigning Costs 131

Part III: Getting Information about Projects 167

Chapter 6: Understanding the Basics of Views 169

Chapter 7: Using Views to Gain Perspective 211

Chapter 8: Modifying the Appearance of Your Project 257

Chapter 9: Reporting on Progress 293

Part IV: Refining Your Project 339

Chapter 10: Resolving Scheduling Problems 341

Chapter 11: Resolving Resource Problems 369

Part V: Tracking Your Progress 399

Chapter 12: Understanding Tracking 401

Chapter 13: Recording Actuals 415

Chapter 14: Ways to Review Progress 447

Chapter 15: Analyzing Financial Progress 465

Part VI: Advanced Microsoft Project 487

Chapter 16: Customizing Microsoft Project 489

Chapter 17: Using Macros to Speed Your Work 517

Chapter 18: Importing and Exporting Project Information 539

Part VII: Working in Groups 563

Chapter 19: Coordinating Multiple Projects Outside Project Server 565

Chapter 20: Preparing to Use Project Server 601

Chapter 21: Project Server and the Administrator 615

Chapter 22: Project Server and the Project Manager 655

Chapter 23: Project Server and the Day-to-Day User 693

Chapter 24: Project Server and the Executive 723

Part VIII: Appendices 741

Appendix A: What’s on the Web Site 743

Appendix B: Project Management Worksheet 749

Appendix C: Available Fields and Functions for Custom Field Formulas 759

Appendix D: Project Management Resources 775

Appendix E: Glossary 783

Index 789

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Author Information

Elaine Marmel is President of Marmel Enterprises, Inc., an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. Her project management experience includes building financial management systems for New York City and Washington, D.C. Elaine has authored or coauthored over 30 books on topics such as Windows, Microsoft Project, Quicken, Excel, and Word.
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