The Project Managers Guide to Microsoft Project 2019: Covers Standard, Professional, Server, Project Web App, and Office 365 Versions

  • 5h 47m
  • Gus Cicala
  • Apress
  • 2020

Learn Microsoft Project 2019 from the perspective of the project manager.

This guide is an all-in-one training resource and reference that covers all versions found in the Microsoft Project 2019 suite. It is not a “how-to” manual covering the features and functions of the software, but is designed to explain and demonstrate why those features and functions are important to you as a project manager, allowing you to maximize the value of Microsoft Project 2019.

Each aspect of project-manager-specific coverage was selectively compiled by author and Microsoft Project expert Cicala over more than two decades of consulting, project management training, and managing real-world projects using Microsoft Project. Readers will appreciate the robust index and intuitively organized and learning-oriented chapters, and sub-sections for quick reference and problem solving. “Try it” exercises at the close of every chapter help ensure understanding of the content.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand key components to the Microsoft Project 2019 solution
  • Reinforce learning via hands-on exercises with step-by-step illustrations
  • Build a plan and work breakdown structure, and manage resources and assignments
  • Utilize enterprise project management for creating a project, monitoring, controlling, and tracking
  • Export and communicate project information to an external audience

Who This Book Is For

Project managers with limited time and resources who need to maximize their efficiency with Microsoft Project

Answer keys and supporting PowerPoint slides are available for academic instructors upon request.

About the Author

Gus Cicala is the founder and CEO of Project Assistants, an Inc. 500 company founded in 1996. Project Assistants focuses on best practices, proven technology, and highly trained consultants who help companies optimize their business strategy. Gus and his team deliver process, technology, and people-based solutions across many industry verticals in the US and Western Europe and have been awarded Silver Competency in project and portfolio management by Microsoft. Gus specializes in Microsoft Project Server and online deployment, training, application development, and portfolio management consulting. He is a certified Microsoft Cloud and Office 365 partner.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Project Management Concepts
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2019
  • Understanding Project Definition
  • Defining Your Project Using Microsoft Project 2019
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Building a Work Breakdown Structure with Microsoft Project 2019
  • Managing Project Resources and Assignments
  • Using Microsoft Project 2019 to Optimize the Plan
  • Creating Enterprise Projects
  • Monitoring and Controlling—The Project Manager's Functions
  • Using Project Web App for Tracking
  • Other Features in Project Web App
  • Variance Analysis, Plan Revision, and Project Communication
  • Presenting Project Information with Microsoft Project 2019


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