Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step, Fifth Edition

Book Description

The quick way to learn Microsoft Project 2019!

 

This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Microsoft Project 2019. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and informative screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Other Project users will want to grab this book as well.

 

  • Quickly start new plans, build task lists, and assign resources

  • View resource capacity and track progress

  • Capture and fine-tune work and cost details

  • Visualize schedules with Gantt charts and other views and reports

  • Consolidate projects, and share resources across plans

  • Manage modern Agile projects (James Mills, Jr., contributor)

  • Customize Project to maximize your efficiency

  • Leverage improvements to task linking, timelines, and accessibility

  • Master PM best practices while you learn Project

  • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. Author Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. Who this book is for
    2. The Step by Step approach
    3. Download the practice files
    4. Ebook edition
    5. Adapt procedure steps
    6. How to get support & provide feedback
  8. Part 1: Get started with Microsoft Project
    1. 1. Project, project management, and you
      1. Practice files
      2. Meet the Project program
      3. Meet the Project family
      4. See the new features in Project 2019
      5. Review features in earlier versions
      6. Take a project manager’s perspective
      7. Let’s get started!
    2. 2. Take a guided tour
      1. Practice files
      2. Explore the Project user interface
      3. Manage files and set options in the Backstage view
      4. Work with schedule details in views
      5. Use reports to check a plan’s status
      6. Skills review
      7. Practice tasks
  9. Part 2: Simple scheduling basics
    1. 3. Start a new plan
      1. Practice files
      2. Create a new plan and set its start date
      3. Set nonworking days in the project calendar
      4. Enter the plan title and other properties
      5. Skills review
      6. Practice tasks
    2. 4. Build a task list
      1. Practice files
      2. Create tasks
      3. Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic
      4. Enter task durations and estimates
      5. Enter milestone tasks
      6. Create summary tasks to outline the plan
      7. Link tasks to create dependencies
      8. Check a plan’s duration and finish date
      9. Document task information
      10. Skills review
      11. Practice tasks
    3. 5. Set up resources
      1. Practice files
      2. Set up work resources
      3. Enter the maximum capacity for work resources
      4. Enter work resource pay rates
      5. Adjust working time in a resource calendar
      6. Set up cost resources
      7. Document resources by using notes
      8. Skills review
      9. Practice tasks
    4. 6. Assign resources to tasks
      1. Practice files
      2. Assign work resources to tasks
      3. Control work when adding or removing resource assignments
      4. Assign cost resources to tasks
      5. Check the plan after assigning resources
      6. Skills review
      7. Practice tasks
    5. 7. Format and share your plan
      1. Practice files
      2. Customize a Gantt chart view
      3. Add tasks to a Timeline view
      4. Customize reports
      5. Copy views and reports
      6. Print views and reports
      7. Skills review
      8. Practice tasks
    6. 8. Track progress: Basic techniques
      1. Practice files
      2. Understand progress tracking
      3. Save a baseline of your plan
      4. Track a plan as scheduled
      5. Enter a task’s completion percentage
      6. Enter actual values for tasks
      7. Skills review
      8. Practice tasks
  10. Part 3: Advanced scheduling techniques
    1. 9. Fine-tune task scheduling
      1. Practice files
      2. See task relationships by using Task Path
      3. Adjust task link relationships
      4. Control task scheduling by using constraints
      5. Interrupt work on a task
      6. Adjust working time for individual tasks
      7. Control task scheduling by using task types
      8. See task schedule details by using the Task Inspector
      9. Skills review
      10. Practice tasks
    2. 10. Fine-tune task details
      1. Practice files
      2. Enter deadline dates
      3. Enter fixed costs
      4. Create a recurring task
      5. View the plan’s critical path
      6. Schedule summary tasks manually
      7. Skills review
      8. Practice tasks
    3. 11. Fine-tune resource and assignment details
      1. Practice files
      2. Change resource availability over multiple date ranges
      3. Work with multiple resource pay rates
      4. Change resource pay rates over different date ranges
      5. Delay the start of assignments
      6. Apply contours to assignments
      7. Create and assign material resources
      8. View resource capacity
      9. Adjust assignments in the Team Planner view (Project Professional only)
      10. Skills review
      11. Practice tasks
      12. Change resource pay rates over different date ranges
    4. 12. Fine-tune the Project plan
      1. Practice files
      2. Examine resource allocations over time
      3. Resolve resource overallocations manually
      4. Level overallocated resources
      5. Check the plan’s cost and finish date
      6. Inactivate tasks (Project Professional only)
      7. Skills review
      8. Practice tasks
    5. 13. Organize plan details
      1. Practice files
      2. Sort plan details
      3. Group plan details
      4. Filter plan details
      5. Create new tables
      6. Create new views
      7. Skills review
      8. Practice tasks
    6. 14. Track progress: Detailed techniques
      1. Practice files
      2. Update a baseline
      3. Track actual and remaining work for tasks and assignments
      4. Track timephased actual work for tasks and assignments
      5. Reschedule incomplete work
      6. Skills review
      7. Practice tasks
      8. Reschedule incomplete work
    7. 15. View and report project status
      1. Practice files
      2. Examine a plan’s variance
      3. Identify tasks that have slipped
      4. Examine task costs
      5. Examine resource costs
      6. Skills review
      7. Practice tasks
  11. Part 4: In-depth and special subjects
    1. 16. Format and print views: In-depth techniques
      1. Practice files
      2. Format a Gantt chart view
      3. Format a Timeline view
      4. Format a Network Diagram view
      5. Format a Calendar view
      6. Print and export views
      7. Skills review
      8. Practice tasks
    2. 17. Format reports: In-depth techniques
      1. Practice files
      2. Create a custom report
      3. Customize charts in a report
      4. Customize tables in a report
      5. Skills review
      6. Practice tasks
    3. 18. Customize Project
      1. Practice files
      2. Share custom elements between plans
      3. Record and run macros
      4. Edit macros
      5. Customize the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
      6. Skills review
      7. Practice tasks
    4. 19. Share information with other programs
      1. Practice files
      2. Copy Project data to and from other programs
      3. Open files in other formats in Project
      4. Save to other file formats from Project
      5. Generate reports with Excel and Visio
      6. Skills review
      7. Practice tasks
    5. 20. Consolidate projects and resources
      1. Practice files
      2. Share a resource pool across multiple plans
      3. Consolidate plans
      4. Create dependencies between plans
      5. Skills review
      6. Practice tasks
    6. 21. Use Agile project management with Project
      1. Practice files
      2. Navigate the Agile project management template
      3. Reset the Agile project management template
      4. Create the product backlog
      5. Create the Agile team
      6. Plan a sprint
      7. Record progress from daily scrum meetings
      8. Generate reports for sprint reviews
      9. Sources for more information
      10. Skills review
      11. Practice tasks
  12. Part 5: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A. A short course in project management
      1. Understand what defines a project
      2. The project triangle: View projects in terms of time, cost, and scope
      3. Time, cost, and scope: Manage project constraints
      4. Manage your projects with Project
    2. Appendix B. Develop your project management skills
      1. Join a Project learning community
      2. Join a project-management learning community
    3. Appendix C. Collaborate: Project, SharePoint, and PWA
      1. Set the Project desktop client to Computer mode
      2. Share your plan by using SharePoint
      3. Team collaboration with Project Web App
      4. Project portfolio management
      5. Sources for more information
    4. Appendix D. Use this book in a classroom
      1. Match content to instructional needs
      2. Teach project management with Project
  13. Glossary
  14. Index
  15. About the authors

Product Information

  • Title: Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step, Fifth Edition
  • Author(s): Cindy Lewis, Carl Chatfield, Timothy Johnson
  • Release date: May 2019
  • Publisher(s): Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 9781509307463