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Special Edition Using Microsoft®Office Project2007

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Project proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Project 2007,Special Edition Using Microsoft®Office Project2007is the only book you need.

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• Leverage Microsoft Project 2007 to support your management processes, communication and collaboration within your organization

• Manage your project through initiation, tracking, controlling, performance measuring , and closing

• Model real life project scenarios with the scheduling engine

• Define tasks, milestones, summary tasks, and recurring tasks to create your project schedule

• Create task relationships, constraints, and perform advanced actions on tasks

• Customize the project to fit your needs

• Use views, tables, filters, and groups to review your project and application interface schedule

• Manipulate Microsoft Project 2007 data using other Microsoft Office applications

• Implement Visual Reports to allow 3D models of project data for sharing and analysis

• Master advanced features with built-in and advanced manual techniques

Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 continues the great QUE tradition ofbringing together all of the features andcapabilities of our software in a logical,easy-to-follow manner. With the knowledgeand experience that QuantumPM, LLC bringsto the domain of project management and tothe use of Microsoft® Office Project 2007,this book should be on every desktop!”

–Mike Angiulo, General Manager, Microsoft’s Office Project Business Unit

QuantumPM, LLC is a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real world problems. The company combines state-of-the-art tools from Microsoft and other technology leaders, its own expertise, and industry best practices to create solutions that support the way their customers work. QuantumPM services include Management Consulting, Technical Consulting, Training, Hosting Services, Earned Value Management, and Business Intelligence solutions. This book is a culmination of many experiences, people, and industries that together make up QuantumPM, LLC. It includes many insights into Microsoft Office Project 2007 from the experts who have used this tool in the field for many years.

Introduction

I Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007

1 Power of Microsoft Project 2007

2 Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Start

3 Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain

II Organizing for Success–Project Initiation and Planning

4 Getting Started After Business Initiative Is Approved

5 Setting Up Project for Your Use

6 Creating Your Project Schedule

7 Defining Task Logic

8 Defining Project Resources

9 Understanding Work Formula Basics

10 Scheduling Single and Multiple Resource Assignments

11 Using Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups to Review Your Schedule

12 Performing a Schedule Reality Check

III Project Execution Through Completion

13 Tracking Your Project Progress

14 Analyzing Performance

15 Using Reports for Tracking and Control

16 Revising the Schedule

17 Closing the Project

IV Tailoring Microsoft Office Project 2007 to Your Needs

18 Managing Project Files

19 Formatting Views

20 Creating and Customizing the Basic Reports

21 Creating and Customizing Visual Reports

22 Customizing Views, Tables, Filters, Groups, and Fields

23 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms

V Microsoft Office Project 2007 Knowledge In Depth

24 Working with Multiple Projects

25 Resolving Resource Allocation Problems

26 Exporting and Importing Project Data

27 Manipulating Data Using Other Applications

Index

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Editor
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
  12. Part I: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
    1. Chapter 1. Power of Microsoft Project 2007
    2. Chapter 2. Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Start
    3. Chapter 3. Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain
  13. Part II: Organizing for Success—Project Initiation and Planning
    1. Chapter 4. Getting Started After the Business Initiative Is Approved
    2. Chapter 5. Setting Up Project for Your Use
    3. Chapter 6. Creating Your Project Schedule
    4. Chapter 7. Defining Task Logic
    5. Chapter 8. Defining Project Resources
    6. Chapter 9. Understanding Work Formula Basics
    7. Chapter 10. Scheduling Single and Multiple Resource Assignments
    8. Chapter 11. Using Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups to Review Your Schedule
    9. Chapter 12. Performing a Schedule Reality Check
  14. Part III: Project Execution Through Completion
    1. Chapter 13. Tracking Your Project Progress
    2. Chapter 14. Analyzing Performance
    3. Chapter 15. Using Reports for Tracking and Control
    4. Chapter 16. Revising the Schedule
    5. Chapter 17. Closing the Project
  15. Part IV: Tailoring Microsoft Office Project 2007 to Your Needs
    1. Chapter 18. Managing Project Files
    2. Chapter 19. Formatting Views
    3. Chapter 20. Creating and Customizing the Basic Reports
    4. Chapter 21. Creating and Customizing Visual Reports
    5. Chapter 22. Customizing Views, Tables, Filters, Groups, and Fields
    6. Chapter 23. Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms
  16. Part V: Microsoft Office Project 2007 Knowledge in Depth
    1. Chapter 24. Working with Multiple Projects
    2. Chapter 25. Resolving Resource Allocation Problems
    3. Chapter 26. Exporting and Importing Project Data
    4. Chapter 27. Manipulating Data Using Other Applications
  17. Index