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Microsoft Office Project for Mere Mortals®: Solving the Mysteries of Microsoft Office Project by PMP Patti Jansen

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Appendix . Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1

1.

You would want to use Project rather than a spreadsheet or text file to manage your projects because you can easily create and represent task relationships, understand how the work changes when you add or delete resources from a task, review the critical path, optimize your schedule, and learn from past project schedules more easily.

2.

The overall methodology for creating and maintaining a schedule in Project is as follows:

  • Create and enter the project scope

  • Define key task attributes

  • Define task relationships

  • Add resources and estimate their work

  • Estimate the cost of tasks and the project

  • Review the schedule

  • Optimize the schedule

  • Baseline

  • Track the schedule

  • Close down the schedule

3.

The most important functions ...

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