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Microsoft Project For Dummies

Dionisio, Cynthia Snyder

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1. Edition April 2022
384 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-85862-1
John Wiley & Sons

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Blow past the jargon and get hands-on, practical guidance on managing any project with Microsoft Project

Lean. Agile. Hybrid. It seems that project management these days comes with more confusing buzzwords than ever. But you can make managing your next project simple and straightforward with help from Microsoft Project For Dummies.

This book unpacks Microsoft's bestselling project management platform and walks you through every important feature, step-by-step, until you're ready to take on virtually any project, no matter the size. From getting set up for the first time to creating tasks, managing resources and working with time management features, you'll learn everything you need to know about managing a project in Microsoft's iconic software.

You'll also find:
* Totally updated guidance that applies to both the desktop version and Microsoft's new subscription-based Microsoft Project Online
* Helpful information on integrating Agile practices and techniques into your project
* "Golden rules" that keep a project on-track and on-time
* Ways to effectively manage your resources with Microsoft Project's built-in functionality

Managing a project, big or small, is no easy task. Luckily, Microsoft Project For Dummies can take a lot of the hassle out of your day-to-day life. Learn how to take advantage of this powerful software today!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Project 5

Chapter 1: Project Management, MS Project, and You 7

Chapter 2: Starting the Project 23

Chapter 3: Becoming a Task Master 41

Chapter 4: The Codependent Nature of Tasks 55

Chapter 5: Estimating Task Time 67

Chapter 6: Check Out This View! 83

Part 2: Managing Resources 103

Chapter 7: Creating Resources 105

Chapter 8: Working with Calendars 121

Chapter 9: Assigning Resources 137

Chapter 10: Determining a Project's Cost 149

Part 3: Before You Baseline 159

Chapter 11: Fine-Tuning Your Plan 161

Chapter 12: Negotiating Project Constraints 175

Chapter 13: Making the Project Look Good 189

Chapter 14: It All Begins with a Baseline 207

Part 4: Staying on Track 217

Chapter 15: On the Right Track 219

Chapter 16: Project Views: Observing Progress 235

Chapter 17: You're Behind -- Now What? 249

Chapter 18: Spreading the News: Reporting 265

Part 5: Working with Sprints Projects 285

Chapter 19: Setting Up a Sprints Project 287

Chapter 20: Tracking a Sprints Project 299

Chapter 21: Getting Better All the Time 307

Part 6: The Part of Tens 317

Chapter 22: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management 319

Chapter 23: Ten Cool Shortcuts in Project 327

Glossary 333

Index 341
Cynthia Snyder Dionisio is a project anagement consultant with a passion for curriculum design and online training. Author of Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies, she's helped thousands of employees find success in their project management careers.