Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007

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  • Copyright: 2007-05-15
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Special Edition Using Microsoftreg;Office Project2007 We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Project proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Project 2007,Special Edition Using Microsoftreg;Office Project2007is the only book you need. THEONLYDESKTOPPROJECTBOOK YOUNEED bull; Leverage Microsoft Project 2007 to support your management processes, communication and collaboration within your organization bull; Manage your project through initiation, tracking, controlling, performance measuring , and closing bull; Model real life project scenarios with the scheduling engine bull; Define tasks, milestones, summary tasks, and recurring tasks to create your project schedule bull; Create task relationships, constraints, and perform advanced actions on tasks bull; Customize the project to fit your needs bull; Use views, tables, filters, and groups to review your project and application interface schedule bull; Manipulate Microsoft Project 2007 data using other Microsoft Office applications bull; Implement Visual Reports to allow 3D models of project data for sharing and analysis bull; Master advanced features with built-in and advanced manual techniques "Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007continues the great QUE tradition ofbringing together all of the features andcapabilities of our software in a logical,easy-to-follow manner. With the knowledgeand experience that QuantumPM, LLC bringsto the domain of project management and tothe use of Microsoftreg; Office Project 2007,this book should be on every desktop!" Mike Angiulo, General Manager, Microsoftrs"s Office Project Business Unit QuantumPM, LLCis a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real world problems. The company combines state-of-the-art tools from Microsoft and other technology leaders, its own expertise, and industry best practices to create solutions that support the way their customers work. QuantumPM services include Management Consulting, Technical Consulting, Training, Hosting Services, Earned Value Management, and Business Intelligence solutions. This book is a culmination of many experiences, people, and industries that together make up QuantumPM, LLC. It includes many insights into Microsoft Office Project 2007 from the experts who have used this tool in the field for many years. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 I Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007 1Power of Microsoft Project 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 3Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Author Biography

Unlike most books, Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 was not written by an individual, but rather a group of experts from QuantumPM, LLC (QPM). The authors are undeniable experts; they have used Microsoft Project within their organization and have helped hundreds of customers understand and use this software. In addition, the QPM team works closely with the Microsoft team to support the rollout of the product and to provide input for future versions.


QuantumPM, LLC is a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real-world problems. QuantumPM services include management consulting, technical consulting, training, hosting services, earned value management, and business intelligence solutions. To this end, QPM works closely with Microsoft, Inc., as a Gold Certified Partner, and with the Project Management Institute, as a Registered Education Provider and active participant in standards development and various local chapter activities. These partnerships allow QuantumPM, LLC to provide state-of-the-art products and services to its customers. This book was written using a different approach than a lot of other books. In addition to the authoring team, several subject matter experts (SMEs) provided their expertise and guidance on the various aspects of the content. Contributing writers from the QPM team then composed chapters based on the author’s and SME’s input. Each participating member of the QuantumPM team has brought his or her unique perspective to this effort. Following are the QuantumPM team members who worked many long hours to develop the contents of this book:


Project manager and internal editor–Genie Peshkova

Subject matter experts–Kris Athey, Julie Batista, Rose Blackburn, Michelle Dalco, Steve Drevon, Mark Everett, Scott Footlik, Patti Jansen, Bruce Johnson, Yvonne Lett, Genie Peshkova, Jamie Wyant, and Russ Young

Authors–Kris Athey, Rose Blackburn, Patti Jansen, Chris Newton, Genie Peshkova, and Russ Young

Contributing writers–Chris Newton and Brian McCabe


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007
Power of Microsoft Project 2007p. 9
Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Startp. 29
Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domainp. 69
Organizing for Success Project Initiation and Planning
Getting Started After Business Initiative Is Approvedp. 87
Setting Up Project for Your Usep. 107
Creating Your Project Schedulep. 143
Defining Task Logicp. 197
Defining Project Resourcesp. 249
Understanding Work Formula Basicsp. 283
Scheduling Single and Multiple Resource Assignmentsp. 313
Using Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups to Review Your Schedulep. 369
Performing a Schedule Reality Checkp. 419
Project Execution Through Completion
Tracking Your Project Progressp. 443
Analyzing Performancep. 473
Using Reports for Tracking and Controlp. 519
Revising the Schedulep. 557
Closing the Projectp. 565
Tailoring Microsoft Office Project 2007 to Your Needs 18 Managing Project Filesp. 581
Formatting Viewsp. 601
Creating and Customizing the Basic Reportsp. 657
Creating and Customizing Visual Reportsp. 707
Customizing Views, Tables, Filters, Groups, and Fieldsp. 755
Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Formsp. 813
Microsoft Office Project 2007 Knowledge In Depth
Working with Multiple Projectsp. 853
Resolving Resource Allocation Problemsp. 885
Exporting and Importing Project Datap. 913
Manipulating Data Using Other Applicationsp. 959
Indexp. 995
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