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.
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.
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
Learn best practices and proven methods from project management professionals—and apply these skills as you work with Microsoft Project. In this practical guide, project management expert Bonnie Biafore shows you how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, sharing the real-world experiences of project managers in several industries. You'll learn how to put the best practices and hard-won lessons of experts to work on your critical projects. Sharpen the skills you need to manage projects expertly—from start to finish Communicate effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members Apply methods to break down the project into small, manageable pieces Define work assignments, choose resources, and build project schedules Accurately estimate project costs and work with a budget Identify project changes and manage risks Track progress and balance priorities without sacrificing quality Document project history and lessons learned to help improve future projects Project files available on the companion website.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics
The bestselling 'bible' of project management In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So how can you juggle all the skills and responsibilities it takes to shine as a project management maven? Updated in a brand-new edition, Project Management For Dummies offers everything you need to successfully manage projects from start to finish—without ever dropping the ball. Written by a well-known project management expert, this hands-on guide takes the perplexity out of being a successful PM, laying out all the steps to take your organizational, planning, and execution skills to new heights. Whether it's managing distressed projects, embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization, or resolving conflicts that occur during a project, the soup-to-nuts guidance inside will help you wear your project management hat more prominently—and proudly. Get the latest in industry best practices reflecting PMBOK 6 Motivate any team to gain maximum productivity Execute projects on time and with maximum efficiency Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam It's never been easier to execute projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency.
Author: Nancy C. Muir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Wer sich selbst und seine Projekte gut organisieren kann, hat immer gute Karten. Alle, die MS Project 2010 einsetzen und damit jede Menge Zeit sparen wollen, ist dieses Buch genau das Richtige. Natürlich bleibt das Buch trotz des ernsten und anspruchsvollen Themas dem Dummiesstil treu und führt locker und amüsant durch die Möglichkeiten dieses Programms. Sie erfahren, was neu ist bei MS Project 2010, wie sie viel Zeit und Nerven sparen können, wie man MS Project und MS Office zusammenarbeiten lässt und vieles mehr, das man braucht, um dieses Programm erfolgreich und kreativ zu nutzen.
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: Cynthia Snyder Dionisio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-05-02
Projekte entwickeln, kontrollieren und optimieren Für alle, die MS Project 2013 einsetzen und damit jede Menge Zeit sparen wollen, ist dieses Buch genau das richtige. Locker und amüsant führen die Autorinnen Sie durch die zahlreichen Möglichkeiten des Programms wie Termine und Ressourcen managen, verschiedene Aufgaben koordinieren und Kostenpläne erstellen und zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie so nicht nur Zeit, sondern auch Nerven sparen können. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie Sie Projekte überwachen, Autofilter die Arbeit übernehmen lassen oder Was-wäre-wenn-Szenarios durchführen, sodass Sie Ihre Projekte schnell und kreativ zum gewünschten Erfolg führen.
Discover exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe’s unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Teach student to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today’s most recent research with Kloppenborg’s CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2E. This edition introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2010. The book’s focused approach is ideal for project management courses in both upper-level undergraduate and MBA-level programs. Students first practice manual techniques to ensure that they fully grasp the principles behind the methods before learning to use Microsoft Project 2010, which is fully integrated into nine chapters of this edition, to complete tasks. Throughout the text, students have opportunities to build strong portfolios to showcase their skills in future interviews as they create specific deliverables for real-world projects, working by themselves or as part of a group. To ensure that students understand the established standards in project management today and to prepare them to become Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose, all content in this edition is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fourth edition of the PMBOK Guide. A list at the beginning of each chapter highlights the PMBOK topics covered for quick reference. All glossary definitions are also consistent with the PMBOK Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.