Microsoft Project 2010 For Dummies

A friendly reference guide to Microsoft Project, the leading enterprise project management softwareAs project management software, Microsoft Project allows you to oversee your business activities effectively. You can manage resources, share project info, perform modeling and scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes. This easy-to-understand guide is completely updated to cover the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2010 and shows you how to get Project 2010 to work for you.

After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates.

  • Microsoft Project allows you to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes
  • Offers completely updated coverage of the new Project 2010, which is expected to implement the Office Ribbon
  • Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reports
  • Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projects

Let the friendly For Dummies writing style guide you through maximizing the new features of Project 2010.

From the Back Cover
In charge of a project? Manage it better with Project 2010 and this book!If you’ve never used project management software before — or you’ve used previous versions of Project and want to master the all-new Project 2010 interface and features — this is the book for you! You’ll find the project management concepts you need to know, how Project 2010 works and how to get up to speed, what’s new, and most importantly, how to apply it to a real project.

  • What do I do with this thing? — set up Project, learn what types of input you need to provide, and begin building project plans
  • Be resourceful — create and assign work resources, material resources, and fixed costs, and manage resources effectively
  • A perfect fit — ensure your project has a high chance of success by fine-tuning your plan
  • Running on rails — learn to use baselines, track progress and materials, and create reports that help keep projects on track
  • Enterprise options — get an overview of online collaborative features using Project Server, Web Application, and SharePoint

Open the book and find:

  • How to maximize control with the new manual scheduling feature
  • Your way around the Project interface
  • The new Timeline and Team Planner views
  • Tips on assigning resources
  • Advice on communicating with your team
  • All about reports and how to use them
  • Scheduling help from the new Task Inspector

Learn to:

  • Manage project schedules with Project 2010
  • Work with new scheduling tools and the Ribbon interface
  • Assign and share resources and understand calendars
  • Create impressive reports

Book Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (May, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470501324
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470501320
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