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Microsoft Office Project 2003
Author:
Chatfield, Carl S., 1964-
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Redmond, WA : Microsoft Press, [2004]

©2004
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xlv, 512 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm + CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
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English
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9780735619555
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Book

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Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to manage project resources, schedules, and scope with Project 2003. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need, or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

Learn how to develop and present your project plan Master the tools for managing schedules and resources effectively Identify critical paths and manage multiple dependencies Track progress and costs--and make real-time adjustments Work better together--coordinating projects online with Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Plus, sharpen your project management skills with the quick course in the Appendix!

Practice your skills using the files on CD!

Your Microsoft Office System Reference Pack on CD includes:

Twenty-five templates straight from the Microsoft Office team Microsoft Office System Quick Reference eBook Insider's Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 eBook--describes new notetaking features in Office Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook--10,000+ entries! Introducing the Tablet PC eBook Complete STEP BY STEP eBook Skill-building practice files

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.


Author Notes

Carl Chatfield is the co-author of Microsoft Project 2000 Step by Step and Microsoft Project Version 2002 Step by Step, both from Microsoft Press. Carl is the User Assistance Manager for Office Project at Microsoft Corporation. He is a certified Project Management Professional with extensive knowledge of Office Project as well as specific usability issues.


Table of Contents

What's New in Microsoft Office Project 2003p. ix
Getting Helpp. xi
Getting Help with This Book and Its CD-ROMp. xi
Getting Help with Microsoft Office Project 2003p. xi
Using the Book's CD-ROMp. xiii
What's on the CD-ROMp. xiii
System Requirementsp. xiii
Installing the Practice Filesp. xiv
Using the Practice Filesp. xv
Uninstalling the Practice Filesp. xvi
Conventions and Featuresp. xvii
Quick Referencep. xix
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Projectp. xix
Chapter 2 Creating a Task Listp. xx
Chapter 3 Setting Up Resourcesp. xxi
Chapter 4 Assigning Resources to Tasksp. xxii
Chapter 5 Formatting and Printing Your Planp. xxiii
Chapter 6 Tracking Progress on Tasksp. xxiv
Chapter 7 Fine-Tuning Task Detailsp. xxvi
Chapter 8 Fine-Tuning Resource and Assignment Detailsp. xxviii
Chapter 9 Fine-Tuning the Project Planp. xxx
Chapter 10 Organizing and Formatting Project Detailsp. xxxi
Chapter 11 Printing Project Informationp. xxxii
Chapter 12 Publishing Project Information Onlinep. xxxiii
Chapter 13 Sharing Project Information with Other Programsp. xxxiv
Chapter 14 Tracking Progress on Tasks and Assignmentsp. xxxv
Chapter 15 Viewing and Reporting Project Statusp. xxxv
Chapter 16 Getting Your Project Back on Trackp. xxxvii
Chapter 17 Applying Advanced Formattingp. xxxvii
Chapter 18 Customizing Projectp. xxxviii
Chapter 19 Measuring Performance with Earned Value Analysisp. xxxix
Chapter 20 Consolidating Projects and Resourcesp. xl
Chapter 21 Planning Work with Project Serverp. xlii
Chapter 22 Tracking Work with Project Serverp. xliii
Chapter 23 Managing Risks, Issues, and Documents with Project Serverp. xliv
I Managing a Simple Project
1 Getting Started with Projectp. 2
Managing Your Projects with Projectp. 4
Starting Project Standardp. 6
Starting Project Professionalp. 10
Exploring Viewsp. 15
Exploring Reportsp. 21
Creating a New Project Planp. 23
Setting Nonworking Daysp. 26
Entering Project Propertiesp. 29
2 Creating a Task Listp. 32
Entering Tasksp. 33
Estimating Durationsp. 36
Entering a Milestonep. 40
Organizing Tasks into Phasesp. 41
Linking Tasksp. 43
Documenting Tasksp. 48
Checking the Plan's Durationp. 51
3 Setting Up Resourcesp. 54
Setting Up People Resourcesp. 55
Setting Up Equipment Resourcesp. 60
Setting Up Material Resourcesp. 62
Entering Resource Pay Ratesp. 64
Adjusting Working Time for Individual Resourcesp. 66
Documenting Resourcesp. 69
4 Assigning Resources to Tasksp. 70
Assigning Resources to Tasksp. 72
Assigning Additional Resources to a Taskp. 76
Assigning Material Resources to Tasksp. 82
5 Formatting and Printing Your Planp. 84
Creating a Custom Gantt Chart Viewp. 86
Drawing on a Gantt Chartp. 92
Formatting Text in a Viewp. 94
Formatting and Printing Reportsp. 99
6 Tracking Progress on Tasksp. 106
Saving a Project Baselinep. 108
Tracking a Project as Scheduledp. 111
Entering a Task's Completion Percentagep. 112
Entering Actual Values for Tasksp. 114
II Advanced Project Scheduling
7 Fine-Tuning Task Detailsp. 122
Adjusting Task Relationshipsp. 123
Setting Task Constraintsp. 128
Viewing the Project's Critical Pathp. 133
Interrupting Work on a Taskp. 135
Adjusting Working Time for Individual Tasksp. 138
Changing Task Typesp. 140
Entering Deadline Datesp. 144
Entering Fixed Costsp. 147
Setting Up a Recurring Taskp. 148
8 Fine-Tuning Resource and Assignment Detailsp. 154
Entering Multiple Pay Rates for a Resourcep. 155
Setting Up Pay Rates to Apply at Different Timesp. 157
Setting Up Resource Availability to Apply at Different Timesp. 159
Delaying the Start of Assignmentsp. 161
Applying Contours to Assignmentsp. 163
Applying Different Cost Rates to Assignmentsp. 166
Entering Material Resource Consumption Ratesp. 167
9 Fine-Tuning the Project Planp. 172
Examining Resource Allocations over Timep. 173
Manually Resolving Resource Overallocationsp. 180
Leveling Overallocated Resourcesp. 184
Examining Project Costsp. 190
Checking the Project's Finish Datep. 192
10 Organizing and Formatting Project Detailsp. 196
Sorting Project Detailsp. 197
Grouping Project Detailsp. 202
Filtering Project Detailsp. 206
Customizing Tablesp. 210
Customizing Viewsp. 214
11 Printing Project Informationp. 220
Printing Your Project Planp. 221
Printing Viewsp. 228
Printing Reportsp. 234
12 Publishing Project Information Onlinep. 240
Copying Project Information as a GIF Imagep. 242
Saving Project Information as a Web Pagep. 245
Changing the Look of a Project Web Pagep. 249
13 Sharing Project Information with Other Programsp. 254
Copying and Pasting with Projectp. 256
Generating a Project Summary Report for Word, PowerPoint, or Visiop. 259
Opening Other File Formats in Projectp. 264
Saving to Other File Formats from Projectp. 270
14 Tracking Progress on Tasks and Assignmentsp. 276
Updating a Baselinep. 278
Tracking Actual and Remaining Values for Tasks and Assignmentsp. 282
Tracking Timephased Actual Work for Tasks and Assignmentsp. 290
Rescheduling Incomplete Workp. 295
15 Viewing and Reporting Project Statusp. 300
Identifying Tasks That Have Slippedp. 302
Examining Task Costsp. 308
Examining Resource Costsp. 313
Reporting Project Cost Variance with a Stoplight Viewp. 317
16 Getting Your Project Back on Trackp. 322
Troubleshooting Time and Schedule Problemsp. 324
Troubleshooting Cost and Resource Problemsp. 330
Troubleshooting Scope-of-Work Problemsp. 334
III Special Subjects
17 Applying Advanced Formattingp. 342
Formatting Bar Styles in a Gantt Chart Viewp. 343
Formatting the Network Diagram Viewp. 350
Formatting the Calendar Viewp. 353
18 Customizing Projectp. 358
Working with the Organizerp. 359
Recording Macrosp. 365
Editing Macrosp. 369
Customizing a Toolbarp. 374
19 Measuring Performance with Earned Value Analysisp. 380
Viewing Earned Value Schedule Indicatorsp. 382
Viewing Earned Value Cost Indicatorsp. 385
20 Consolidating Projects and Resourcesp. 390
Creating a Resource Poolp. 392
Viewing Assignment Details in a Resource Poolp. 397
Updating Assignments in a Sharer Planp. 399
Updating a Resource's Information in a Resource Poolp. 400
Updating All Projects' Working Times in a Resource Poolp. 401
Linking New Project Plans to a Resource Poolp. 404
Opening a Sharer Plan and Updating a Resource Poolp. 406
Working with Consolidated Projectsp. 409
Creating Dependencies Between Projectsp. 412
IV Introducing Project Server
21 Planning Work with Project Serverp. 418
Understanding the Key Pieces of Enterprise Project Managementp. 420
Building a New Plan from an Enterprise Templatep. 421
Staffing an Enterprise Project with Resourcesp. 427
Publishing a Plan to Project Serverp. 436
22 Tracking Work with Project Serverp. 440
Reporting Actual Work Through Project Web Accessp. 441
Reporting Actual Work Through Outlookp. 446
Handling Actuals from Resourcesp. 450
Keeping Stakeholders Informedp. 455
23 Managing Risks, Issues, and Documents with Project Serverp. 462
Managing Risksp. 464
Managing Issuesp. 467
Managing Documentsp. 469
V Appendixes
A A Short Course in Project Managementp. 475
Understanding What Defines a Projectp. 475
The Project Triangle: Seeing Projects in Terms of Time, Cost, and Scopep. 476
Time, Cost, and Scope: Managing Project Constraintsp. 478
Managing Your Projects with Projectp. 481
B What's Next?p. 483
Joining a Project Learning Communityp. 483
Joining a Project Management Learning Communityp. 484
Final Wordsp. 484
Glossaryp. 485
Indexp. 497