Author: Jack Gido
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics
Master the skills and knowledge needed to work successfully in today's project management environment with Gido/Clements/Baker's SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7E. This best-selling book details how to organize and manage project teams -- from planning and scheduling to cost management. Each chapter aligns with PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) to ensure familiarity with today's best practices. Coverage of the latest business challenges addresses project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, and how projects relate to the organization's strategic plan. Reader practice effective communication and examine how professionals apply project management in the workplace with new and revised cases and real-world vignettes. End-of-chapter practice and Internet exercises review the concepts most critical to project management success. Future and current professionals find the insights and specifics needed to manage projects most effectively in business today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A guide to Microsoft Project that focuses on developing a successful project management strategy across the organization to drive better decisions Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project goes far beyond the basics of managing projects with Microsoft Project and how to set up and use the software. This unique guide is an indispensable resource for anyone who operates within a Project Management Operation (PMO) or is affected by the adoption of project management within an organization. Its focus is to provide practical and transitional information for those who are charged with making decisions and supporting corporate and strategic objectives, and who face cost and resource constraints. Because more and more companies are aligning project management with their business strategies, the book not only provides guidance on using Microsoft Project and teaching project management skills, but also includes important information on measuring results and communicating with the executive branch. It also provides valuable guidance in using SharePoint Server for social networking and working within a team. Clearly written and presented, the book: Covers work management using Microsoft Project at multiple levels within an organization Focuses on using Microsoft Project 2010 to integrate and support overall organizational strategies Includes hundreds of graphics, screen shots, and annotations that make it the most accessible and usable guide available on the subject Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project is a valuable reference for project managers at all levels, and it sets a new standard for training manuals used by businesses that teach courses on project management using Microsoft Project.
Author: Rodolfo Ambriz
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics
“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!
Author: Elaine Marmel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-06-10
A comprehensive reference on the latest version of the leading enterprise project management software: Microsoft Project 2010 Microsoft Project allows users to manage business activities effectively by sharing project information, performing modeling and scenario analyses, standardizizing reporting processes, and more. This soup-to-nuts reference covers both the professional and standard versions of the latest iteration of Microsoft Project, as well as Project Server, so that you can efficiently manage your business projects. Veteran author Elaine Marmel begins with an overview of project management basics and then gradually moves on to more advanced topics so that you can learn the scope of what successful project management entails. Popular author Elaine Marmel provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft Project 2010 and shows you how to successfully manage your business activities Begins with project management basics, such as creating a new project, tracking a project's progress, and working in groups Covers more advanced topics, including customizing Project, using macros, and importing and exporting information Demonstrates how to build tasks, use views, modify the appearance of a project, and resolve scheduling and resource problems With Project 2010 Bible by your side, you’ll learn to confidently and skillfully put Microsoft Project 2010 to work for you.
A guide to the project management tool covers such topics as estimating work time, setting up a project schedule, building a team, setting up a budget, tracking progress, evaluating performance, and reporting on projects.
This training and reference guide will provide an overview of Microsoft Project 2013, from a project manager's perspective. It is also an excellent preparation guide for Microsoft Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013. 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.
Many successful project managers are beginning to utilize Microsoft SharePoint to drive their projects and operational initiatives. SharePoint Server provides teams with a centralized location for project information and facilitates collaboration between project team members. The intention of this book is to provide a hands-on case study that you can follow to create a complete project management information system (PMIS) using SharePoint Server 2010. Each chapter is focused on a typical project management activity and demonstrates techniques that can be used to facilitate that activity. The book covers all project phases from managing requirements, implementation, testing and post production support. By the end of the book you’ll have a toolbox full of solutions and plenty of working examples. With these you’ll be able to build your own PMIS uniquely suited to your organization.
Conquer Microsoft Project 2010—from the inside out! You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put your project management skills to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Project 2010—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Take charge of the project triangle—time, money, and scope—to balance your plan Enable collaboration among team members, sponsors, and other project stakeholders Manually schedule tasks or use the automatic scheduling engine Track and control your project using earned value analysis Create pivot views of project data with Microsoft Excel(R) 2010 and Visio(R) 2010 Manage project activities in an enterprise project-management environment Apply your experience to future projects by creating your own custom templates
Author: Carl Chatfield
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2010-06-02
Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to manage your projects with Project 2010. With Step By Step, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Topics include building a project plan and fine-tuning the details; scheduling tasks, assigning resources, and managing dependencies; monitoring progress and costs; keeping projects on track; communicating project data through Gantt charts and other views.
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT PROJECT 2010 takes a critical-thinking, problem-solving approach to teaching Microsoft’s project management software. Case-based tutorials ask students to combine project management concepts with technology skills to complete realistic assignments. Students will leave your course fully prepared to transfer their skills to complete projects successfully outside of the classroom and to thrive in professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Jack Gido
Publisher: South-Western Pub
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics
A comprehensive resource, this book covers everything managers need to know about working successfully in a project environment, including how to organize and manage effective project teams. Emphasizing communication, it offers a focus on how to document and communicate project developments within and outside the team and provides in-depth coverage of planning, scheduling and cost estimating. Two appendices are devoted to Microsoft? Project 2000.
This is the world’s most expert, complete, and practical guide to succeeding with Microsoft Project 2010! World-renowned project management consultants QuantumPM help you improve Project 2010 planning, scheduling, resource assignments, budgeting, collaboration, workload analysis, progress reporting, completion, closure, and more. Get comfortable with Project 2010, leverage its immense power, and tailor it to your unique needs–no matter how large or complex your project may be! Real solutions, new techniques, innovative shortcuts! • Get started fast with Microsoft Project 2010 and its new Ribbon interface • Plan and initiate your project to maximize the likelihood of success • Create an effective preliminary project schedule • Accurately define task logic and project resources • Prepare work formulas and schedule resource assignments • Refine and review your schedules, and perform an effective “Reality Check” • Use Project 2010 to collaborate more efficiently with colleagues and partners • Track progress and costs, and analyze project performance • Customize Project 2010’s reports, views, tables, filters, groups, fields, toolbars, menus, and forms • Work with multiple projects at once, and resolve complex resource allocation problems • Analyze and present Project data in other applications, including Excel and Visio • Identify and solve problems with your project and with Project 2010 itself All In Depth books offer • Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions • Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own • Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style Learning, reference, problem-solving…the only Project 2010 book you need!
Author: Greg Horine
Publisher: Que Publishing
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple project management could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations • Organize and lead high-performance project teams • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management • Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve • Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school