Project 2013 For Dummies

Project 2013 For Dummies
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (April 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118496396
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118496398
eBook Description:

Project 2013 For Dummies

  • Shows you how to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes
  • Presents completely updated coverage of the new Project 2013
  • Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reports
  • Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projects

An easy-to-understand guide to the latest version of Microsoft’s enterprise project management software: Project 2013

If you’ve never used project management software before or if you’re just getting up to speed on the new features in Project 2013, this is the book for you! With this easy-to-understand guide, you have a completely updated resource that covers the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2013 and shows you how to make Project 2013 work for you. After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates. Take charge of your next project and ensure its success with a little help from Project 2013 For Dummies.

  • Shows you how to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes
  • Presents completely updated coverage of the new Project 2013
  • Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reports
  • Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projects

Take charge of your next project and ensure its success with a little help from Project 2013 For Dummies.

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An easy-to-understand guide to the latest version of Microsoft’s enterprise project management software: Project 2013

If you’ve never used project management software before or if you’re just getting up to speed on the new features in Project 2013, this is the book for you! With this easy-to-understand guide, you have a completely updated resource that covers the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2013 and shows you how to make Project 2013 work for you. After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates.

Learn to:

  • Create project plans, assign resources, and manage costs
  • Track your progress to stay on schedule and on budget
  • Communicate and collaborate with all members of your team
  • Implement project management best practices in your organization

Project manager, meet your assistant! Learn how to get things done with Project 2013

Once you master Project 2013, you’ll be amazed at how efficient and effective the project management process can be. This friendly guide shows you how to get started, enter tasks and estimate durations, work with resources and costs, fine-tune your schedule, set baselines, collect data, analyze progress, and keep your projects on track. Take charge of your next project with Project 2013 For Dummies.

  • Ready to start — learn to navigate Project views, develop a work breakdown structure, and enter and sequence tasks
  • Get resourceful — find out how to assign people, material resources, and fixed costs to tasks in your project and how they impact your budget
  • Finishing touches — use the Project toolbox to modify resource assignments, trim costs, adjust schedules, and set up a baseline
  • Make tracks — track your progress and develop a communications management plan
  • Report the news — take advantage of Project 2013’s revamped reporting function to create lively reports

Open the book and find:

  • Various ways to enter tasks
  • Different estimating techniques
  • Types of resources and calendars
  • How to give your plan a tune-up
  • What a Gantt Chart is and how to format one
  • Secrets of setting baselines
  • How to manage consolidated projects
  • Ten “golden rules” of project management

An easy-to-understand guide to the latest version of Microsoft’s enterprise project management software: Project 2013

If you’ve never used project management software before or if you’re just getting up to speed on the new features in Project 2013, this is the book for you! With this easy-to-understand guide, you have a completely updated resource that covers the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2013 and shows you how to make Project 2013 work for you. After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates.

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