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Beschreibung

Keep projects on track

Microsoft Project 2019 is a powerhouse project management, portfolio management, and resource management tool. Whether you're a full-time project manager or manage projects as part of a larger set of duties, Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies will get you thinking and operating at the level of a project management guru.

Written by a noted project management pro, this book covers the ins and outs of Microsoft Project. Throughout the book, you'll find project management best practices and tips for keeping any project on schedule and under budget.

  • Reference the full set of Microsoft Project 2019 features
  • Learn to think like a project management professional
  • Get into the nuts and bolts of Project for better productivity
  • Create a task schedule that keeps a project moving
  • Identify the golden rules that keep projects on track

With Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies, you'll soon get a grip on all the powerful features of this popular project management software. No matter your level of training or experience, this book will show you how improve your project management with Microsoft Project 2019.



Cynthia Snyder Dionisio is a project management consultant, trainer, and author. She also leads the team that creates the PMBOK Guide, the standard for project management that is published by the Project Management Institute. She has written more than a dozen books, including A Project Manager's Book of Forms and A Project Manager's Book of Tools and Techniques.

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Cynthia Snyder Dionisio is a project management consultant, trainer, and author. She also leads the team that creates the PMBOK Guide, the standard for project management that is published by the Project Management Institute. She has written more than a dozen books, including A Project Manager's Book of Forms and A Project Manager's Book of Tools and Techniques.

Klappentext

  • Manage project resources, calendars, and budgets
  • Create a dynamic schedule that keeps a project moving
  • Get the "golden rules" that keep projects on track

Manage your projects like a pro!

Whether project management is in your job title or just one of many tasks on your plate, Microsoft Project 2019 is the secret weapon you've been looking for. Even if you already know a little about managing projects, this book shows you how to use the valuable features of Microsoft Project 2019 to make your process run like a well-oiled machine. Learn how to enter tasks, estimate durations, work with resources and calendars, set baselines, fine-tune schedules, stay on track, analyze your progress, and report results.

Inside...

  • Launch a project
  • Enter tasks and estimate durations
  • Change project views
  • Create a resource calendar
  • Develop a budget
  • Track project progress
  • Deal with delays
  • Use time-saving shortcuts


Zusammenfassung

Keep projects on track

Microsoft Project 2019 is a powerhouse project management, portfolio management, and resource management tool. Whether you're a full-time project manager or manage projects as part of a larger set of duties, Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies will get you thinking and operating at the level of a project management guru.

Written by a noted project management pro, this book covers the ins and outs of Microsoft Project. Throughout the book, you'll find project management best practices and tips for keeping any project on schedule and under budget.

  • Reference the full set of Microsoft Project 2019 features
  • Learn to think like a project management professional
  • Get into the nuts and bolts of Project for better productivity
  • Create a task schedule that keeps a project moving
  • Identify the golden rules that keep projects on track

With Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies, you'll soon get a grip on all the powerful features of this popular project management software. No matter your level of training or experience, this book will show you how improve your project management with Microsoft Project 2019.



Inhalt

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 3

Beyond the Book 3

Where to Go from Here 3

Part 1: Getting Started with Project 2019 5

Chapter 1: Project Management, Project 2019, and You 7

Introducing Project Management 7

Defining project manager 8

Identifying what a project manager does 9

Introducing Project 2019 10

Getting to Know You 11

Navigating Ribbon tabs and the Ribbon 13

Displaying more tools 17

Tell Me What You Want to Do 18

Chapter 2: Starting the Project 19

Creating the Project Charter 20

Introducing the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 22

Organizing the Work 23

Starting the Project 24

Entering project information 25

Weighing manual scheduling versus automatic scheduling 27

Entering the WBS 29

Entering tasks 30

Importing tasks from Outlook 32

Inserting hyperlinks 34

Inserting one project into another 35

Promoting and demoting: The outdent-and-indent shuffle 36

Saving the Project 37

Chapter 3: Becoming a Task Master 39

Creating Summary Tasks and Subtasks 39

How many levels can you go? 41

The project summary task 41

Moving Tasks Up, Down, and All Around 43

Moving tasks with the drag-and-drop method 43

Moving tasks with the cut-and-paste method 44

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Collapsing and Expanding the Task Outline 44

Showing Up Again and Again: Recurring Tasks 47

Setting Milestones 48

Deleting Tasks and Using Inactive Tasks 49

Making a Task Note 50

Chapter 4: The Codependent Nature of Tasks 53

How Tasks Become Dependent 54

Dependent tasks: Which comes first? 54

Dependency types 55

Allowing for Murphy's Law: Lag and lead time 58

Setting the Dependency Connection 59

Adding the dependency link 59

Words to the wise 61

Understanding that things change: Deleting dependencies 62

Chapter 5: Estimating Task Time 65

You're in It for the Duration 66

Tasks come in all flavors: Identifying task types 66

Effort-driven tasks: 1 + 1 = ½ 69

Estimating Effort and Duration 70

Estimating techniques 71

Setting the task duration 72

Controlling Timing with Constraints 74

Understanding how constraints work 74

Establishing constraints 75

Setting a deadline 76

Starting and Pausing Tasks 77

Entering the task's start date 77

Taking a break: Splitting tasks 78

Chapter 6: Check Out This View! 81

A Project with a View 81

Navigating tabs and views 82

Scrolling around 84

Reaching a specific spot in your plan 85

More Detail about Views 86

Home base: Gantt Chart view 86

Resourceful views: Resource Sheet and Team Planner 87

Getting your timing down with the Timeline 88

Going with the flow: Network Diagram view 89

Calling up Calendar view 90

Customizing Views 91

Working with view panes 91

Modifying Network Diagram view 96

Resetting the view 100

Part 2: Managing Resources 101

Chapter 7: Creating Resources 103

Resources: People, Places, and Things 103

Becoming Resource-Full 104

Understanding resources 104

Resource types: Work, material, and cost 105

How resources affect task timing 105

Estimating resource requirements 107

The Birth of a Resource 107

Creating one resource at a time 108

Identifying resources before you know their names 109

Many hands make light work 110

Managing Resource Availability 111

Estimating and setting availability 112

When a resource comes and goes 113

Sharing Resources 114

Skimming from resource pools 114

Importing resources from Outlook 116

Chapter 8: Working with Calendars 119

Mastering Base, Project, Resource, and Task Calendars 120

Setting the base calendar for a project 120

Understanding the four calendar types 120

How calendars work 121

How one calendar relates to another 121

Scheduling with Calendar Options and Working Times 122

Setting calendar options 123

Setting exceptions to working times 124

Working with Task Calendars and Resource Calendars 126

Setting resource calendars 127

Making the change to a resource's calendar 128

Creating a Custom Calendar Template 130

Sharing Copies of Calendars 132

Chapter 9: Assigning Resources 135

Finding the Right Resource 135

Needed: One good resource willing to work 136

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Produktinformationen

Titel: Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9781119565093
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: For Dummies
Genre: Betriebswirtschaft, Unternehmen
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Veröffentlichung: 22.01.2019
Dateigrösse: 40.4 MB
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