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Project 2010 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-87777-7
960 pages
June 2010
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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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Part I: Project Management Basics.

Chapter 1: The Nature of Projects.

Chapter 2: Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment.

Part II: Getting Your Project Going.

Chapter 3: Creating a New Project.

Chapter 4: Building Tasks.

Chapter 5: Creating Resources and Assigning Costs.

Part III: Getting Information about Projects.

Chapter 6: Understanding the Basics of Views.

Chapter 7: Using Views to Gain Perspective.

Chapter 8: Modifying the Appearance of Your Project.

Chapter 9: Reporting on Progress.

Part IV: Refining Your Project.

Chapter 10: Resolving Scheduling Problems.

Chapter 11: Resolving Resource Problems.

Part V: Tracking Your Progress.

Chapter 12: Understanding Tracking.

Chapter 13: Recording Actuals.

Chapter 14: Ways to Review Progress.

Chapter 15: Analyzing Financial Progress.

Part VI: Advanced Microsoft Project.

Chapter 16: Customizing Microsoft Project.

Chapter 17: Using Macros to Speed Your Work.

Chapter 18: Importing and Exporting Project Information.

Part VII: Working in Groups.

Chapter 19: Coordinating Multiple Projects Outside Project Server.

Chapter 20: Preparing to Use Project Server.

Chapter 21: Project Server and the Administrator.

Chapter 22: Project Server and the Project Manager.

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

Chapter 24: Project Server and the Executive.

Part VIII: Appendices.

Appendix A: What’s on the Web Site.

Appendix B: Project Management Worksheet.

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

Appendix D: Project Management Resources.

Appendix E: Glossary.

Index.

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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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