Project 2013 For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118585089
  • ISBN-13: 9781118585085
  • DDC: 658.404028
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 527 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Project 2013 For Dummies shows project managers how to use the latest version of Microsoft Project, the popular project management software, in the For Dummies friendly style. Project X For Dummies shows you not just how to use the software (what buttons to click and menus to use), but why you use these buttons.  The emphasis is on how the role of the project manager and the features of Microsoft Project complement each other to improve project efficiency and performance. All new case studies and examples highlight the relevance of key features of Microsoft Project and expose the correlation between what project managers do and how Microsoft Project supports their work. The book introduces readers to basic project management concepts and 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Starting with Project 2013.
2: Project Management, Project 2013, and You.
3: Starting the Project.
4: Becoming a Task Master.
5: The Codependent Nature of Tasks.
6: Estimating Task Time.
7: Check out This View!.
8: Managing Resources.
9: Creating Resources.
10: Working with Calendars.
11: Assigning Resources.
12: Determining a Project’s Cost.
13: Before You Baseline.
14: Fine-Tuning Your Plan.
15: Negotiating Project Constraints.
16: Making the Project Look Good.
17: It All Begins with a Baseline.
18: Staying on Track.
19: On the Right Track.
20: Project Views: Observing Progress.
21: You’re Behind—Now What?.
22: Spreading the News: Reporting.
23: Getting Better All the Time.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management.
26: Ten Cool Shortcuts in Project 2013.
27: Appendix: Glossary.