If Microsoft Project 2000 can do it, you can do it too From time-sensitive jobs that need to stay on track to interdepartmental undertakings that require careful coordination, Microsoft Project gives you the tools you need to make your dates - and contain your costs. Packed with expert project-management advice and dozens of real-world examples, this comprehensive guide to Project shows you step-by-step how to build timelines, chart progress, manage resources, create reports, and collaborate online. With Microsoft(R) Project 2000 Bible at your side, you'll learn to make the most of the software - and make every project a success.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Microsoft Project 2000Plan a project - and build in cost savings and efficienciesMake optimum use of time, people, and resourcesCreate effective Gantt, PERT, and Resource chartsTrack and analyze your progressGauge the impact of variables and "what if" scenariosBuild professional reports for follow-upUse Project to keep workgroup members in the loopManage resources by linking and joining projectsSave time by creating macros and importing filesTake advantage of Project's intranet and Internet capabilitiesCD-ROM includes top project management tools that also link with Microsoft Project, including trial and demo versions of:TimeSheet ProfessionalProject KickstartPERT Chart ExpertWBS Chart for ProjectMilestones, Etc. 5.0Innate TimesheetsShareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs you like - free - but they have no technical support www hungryminds.com System Requirements: Win9x/NT/2000, 40MB RAM (recommended)
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. 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: Refining Your Project. Chapter 6: Understanding the Basics of Views. Chapter 7: Using Views to Gain Perspective. Chapter 8: Modifying the Appearance of Your Project. Chapter 9: Resolving Scheduling Problems. Chapter 10: Resolving Resource Problems. PART IV: Tracking Your Progress. Chapter 11: Understanding Tracking. Chapter 12: Recording Actuals. Chapter 13: Reporting on Progress. Chapter 14: Analyzing Financial Progress. PART V: Working in Groups. Chapter 15: Using Project in an E-mail Workgroup. Chapter 16: Project Management and the Web. Chapter 17: Coordinating Multiple Projects. PART VI: Advanced Microsoft Project. Chapter 18: Customizing Microsoft Project. Chapter 19: Using Macros to Speed Your Work. Chapter 20: importing and Exporting Project Information. Appendix A: Project Management Resources. Appendix B: Project Management Worksheet. Appendix C: Available Fields and Functions for Custom Field Formulas. Appendix D: What's on the CD-ROM. Project Management Glossary. Index. End-User License Agreement. CD-ROM Installation Instructions.
About the Author Elaine Marmel is president of Marmel Enterprises, Inc., an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. She routinely employs project management software and skills to manage critical business projects, and otherwise spends most of her time writing. Elaine has authored or coauthored more than 20 books about software, including Word for Windows, Word for the Mac, Quicken for Windows, Quicken for DOS, 1-2-3 for Windows, Lotus Notes, and Excel. Elaine is a contributing editor to the monthly magazines Inside Peachtree for Windows, Inside Timeslips for Windows, and Inside QuickBooks for Windows. Elaine left her native Chicago for the warmer climes of Florida (by way of Cincinnati, Ohio; Jerusalem, Israel; Ithaca, New York; and Washington, D.C.) where she basks in the sun with her PC and her cats, Cato and Watson. Elaine also sings in the Toast of Tampa, an International Champion Sweet Adeline barbershop chorus.