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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Project Management Scheduling Techniques

The methods used by project management software to schedule dates and times for tasks (and the resources assigned to them) is ingenious. You will need to understand the general concepts if you are to use Microsoft Project effectively. However, you don’t need to master the details of how calculations are made. Although the applications of these methods are reviewed as needed in upcoming chapters, gaining an overview can be useful before you get into the details of planning and coordinating a project.

You Must Provide the Raw Data

You must provide accurate task information in order for Microsoft Project to calculate a schedule for a project. This usually requires a lot of guesswork; but without it, Project ...

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