Sebastopol, CA--"Each year, more organizations realize that they must manage a portfolio of projects, not simply a bunch of independent projects. The desktop version of Project can help manage multiple projects. At some point, moving to Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management software makes more sense," says Bonnie Biafore, author of O'Reilly's newest Missing Manual--Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, $39.99 US).
Even if you memorize every button in Project 2007 you're only half way towards productively using the software. What you really need is real-world guidance: how to prep before touching your PC, which Project tools work best, and which ones to avoid. This book explains all, helping you go from project manager to project master.
Biafore elaborates, "This book helps new project managers be more successful with their assignments, even if they haven't completed any training yet…"Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual" gives newer project managers some background and guides them through applying the right Project features at the right time."Topics include:
- Step-by-step instructions that cover Project Standard and Project Professional.
- Learn when and why to use certain features--not just how.
- Build and refine a plan including scheduling, resources, your team, and a budget.
- Find out how to track progress, make course corrections, and manage changes.
- Teach Project to get along with other programs like Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Eliminate a mountain of grunt work and steer your project to success.
This book that should have been in the box walks through the steps of each project you may encounter, from planning to building a team, tracking progress, and closing the assignment, as well as customizing Project to fit your needs. To make the most of your next project, pick up a copy of Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual and find out how you can not only manage your project, but master it.
Bonnie Biafore spent 10 years as a project manager and tech writer for Electronic Data Systems, McDonnell Douglas, and others, before becoming a full-time financial-software writer in 1997. She's a columnist for both Quicken.com and Better Investing magazine and the author of Quick Books 2005: The Missing Manual, Quicken 2006 for Starters: The Missing Manual, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Personal Finance.More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples.
Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 9780596528362, $39.99 US
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