Get up to speed on Microsoft Project 2013 and learn how to manage projects large and small. This crystal-clear book not only guides you step-by-step through Project 2013's new features, it also gives you real-world guidance: how to prep a project before touching your PC, and which Project tools will keep you on target. With this Missing Manual, you'll go from project manager to Project master. The important stuff you need to know Learn Project 2013 inside out. Get hands-on instructions for the Standard and Professional editions. Start with a project management primer. Discover what it takes to handle a project successfully. Build and refine your plan. Put together your team, schedule, and budget. Achieve the results you want. Build realistic schedules with Project, and learn how to keep costs under control. Track your progress. Measure your performance, make course corrections, and manage changes. Create attractive reports. Communicate clearly to stakeholders and team members using charts, tables, and dashboards. Use Project's power tools. Customize Project's features and views, and transfer info via the cloud, using Microsoft SkyDrive.
Experience learning made easy - and quickly teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace - building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Work with Project 2013 on your PC or touch-enabled device Build and fine-tune your project plan Schedule tasks and milestones, and assign resources Track progress and costs, and manage variances Troubleshoot delays and budget overruns Customize Gantt chart views, tables, and calendars Learn project-management best practices
Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Project 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to effectively manage all your projects. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Develop a project plan and schedule resources Pull together your team and plan their assignments Understand dependencies and mitigate risks Stay on top of progress, delays, and costs Make adjustments and updates quickly Communicate with clear, customized reports Here’s HOW you’ll learn it: Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away
“More than a how-to book, Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft® Project 2013 takes you on a journey from concepts through frameworks and processes and then unleashes the power of Project 2013. Easy to use, the book lays out a solid foundation and the authors masterfully walk you through basic functionality and all the new bells and whistles. Enjoy the ride!” —Scott G. Fass, PMP, Strategy, Operations and PPM Executive Microsoft® Project 2013 is a powerful software tool, and like all tools it requires knowledge and skill to be used to its maximum potential. This fully revised new edition provides users with everything they will need to more easily and effectively manage projects to a successful conclusion. Designed for the busy, practicing project manager, Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft®Project 2013 will help you get up to speed quickly with the new and enhanced features of Project 2013 (including Project Pro for Office 365) and enable you to create effective schedules using best practices, tips & tricks, and step-by-step instruction. Through the use of helpful screenshots, hands-on exercises, illustrations, and review questions, this guide instructs you on how to build dynamic schedules that will allow you to explore what-if scenarios and dramatically decrease the time you spend making static schedule changes. “A must read, reread, and use daily for all project managers” is what PMI’s Project Management Journal had to say about previous editions. This updated version is even better!
An Entire Computer Scheduling Lab Course in One Book
Microsoft Project 2016 Real World Scheduling is called "real world" because the author wrote it drawing upon his 30+ years of experience consulting with contractors to help them meet their construction scheduling software needs. He knows how contractors use scheduling software, what's important to them - and what is not! This manual has been tested and retested in both the classroom and the company training room. It will guide you thru some of the quirks of MS Project 2016 as well as teach you how use the software the way contractors use it. Other software manuals are often hundreds of pages long filled with dense text that wastes your time trying to cover every corner and nuance of the software - ultimately leaving readers more confused than before they started. (This manual can easily be used with the MS Project 2013 and 2010 software.) Microsoft Project 2016 Real World Scheduling assumes that the reader has no previous exposure to the software and takes the reader through the process of creating a schedule covering the same features that a contractor would include on their typical schedule. This includes creating and saving the schedule, covering numerous formatting options to customize the look of the schedule, working with calendars including 50% and 100% weather calendars, then activity coding the schedule to organize the tasks using both Custom Task Groups and Summary Tasks. Different views of the schedule are explored and from there the schedule is resource loaded and cost loaded, including a real world analysis of an over-allocation of resources. The schedule is then Baselined and updated covering all possible update scenarios that may actually occur.With this manual and a few hours of your time, you will be ready to effectively use MS Project 2016 on a real project.
This Microsoft Project 2013 book is the only Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbook. This series includes a complete classroom instructional program. This Project 2013 text is designed to re-enforce workforce skills. With this book students learn to manage project resources, task assignments and scheduling. They will also learn about the integration and tracking of multiple projects and programs. Skills mastery of Project 2013 can help students with classwork and differentiate job hunters in todays competitive job market.
A Training and Reference Guide for Project Managers Using Standard, Professional, Server, Web Application and Project Online
Author: Gus Cicala
This training and reference guide will provide an overview of Microsoft Project 2013, from a project manager's perspective.Project Assistants has been providing Project Management Theory and Microsoft Project training material for our training courses since the release of Microsoft Project version 3 (1993). Prior to the release of Microsoft Project 2013, we were surprised to find that there were no hands-on training manuals available for Microsoft Project 2010 that also covered the enterprise features used in Microsoft Project Professional and Project Web Application. This guide has been created to serve as that comprehensive reference and training guide, assembling content and best practices honed over many years of Microsoft Project and general project management training.Many training guides on technology are primarily manuals on features and functions of the software. The goal of this book is to show why those features and functions are important from a project management standpoint (based on PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK), and then demonstrate how to effectively leverage that value. When used cover-to-cover, this text serves as a comprehensive guide to running a project from initiation to closeout with guides along the way for how to use Microsoft Project.The information in this book was selected based on our 20+ years of project management and Microsoft Project consulting experience, and covers Microsoft Project 2013 Standard, Microsoft Project 2013 Professional, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Microsoft Project Web Application 2013 (PWA) and Microsoft Project Online 2013 for Office 365.
Discover exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, REVISED 7E. This one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT) projects that extend well beyond standard project management requirements. No book offers more up-to-the minute insights and software tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide, 5th edition, the global standard for managing projects and earning certification. The book weaves today's theory with successful practices for an understandable, integrated presentation that focuses on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is the only book to apply all ten project management knowledge areas to IT projects. You master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups--initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Intriguing examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, a new Agile case, opportunities with MindView software, and a new chapter on project stakeholder management further ensure you are equipped to manage information technology projects with success. The REVISED Seventh Edition has updated Appendix A for Microsoft Project 2013. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Give your students the tools they need to succeed! Course Technology's MICROSOFT PROJECT 2013 COURSENOTES are a six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important and widely used features of a software application in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course and help them to be successful in the classroom and beyond!