Microsoft Project 2010 For Dummies

  • 6h 4m
  • Nancy C. Muir
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

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

About the Author

Nancy C. Muir has written more than 50 books on technology and business topics including Windows, Office applications, PCs, laptops, and Internet safety. She has presented workshops to Fortune 500 companies on project management and related software. Her credits include more than a dozen For Dummies books.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Project Management—What it is, and Why You Should Care
  • The Best-Laid Plans
  • Mark it on Your Calendar
  • A Tisket, a Task Kit
  • Getting Your Outline in Line
  • Timing is Everything
  • Optimizing Your Resources
  • What's All This Gonna Cost?
  • Assigning Resources to Get Things Done
  • Fine-Tuning Your Plan
  • Making Your Project Look Good
  • It All Begins with a Baseline
  • On the Right Track
  • A Project with a View—Observing Progress
  • You're behind—Now What?
  • Spreading the News—Reporting
  • Getting Better All the Time
  • Project Web App for the Project Manager
  • Project Web App for the Team Member
  • Ten Golden Rules of Project Management
  • Ten Project Management Software Products to Explore