The easy way to take control of project timelines, resources, budgets, and details
Project manager, meet your new assistant! Once you discover Project 2016 you'll be amazed at how efficient and effective the project management process can be. Written by an expert author who knows project management processes backward and forward, this friendly, hands-on 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.
How many times have you heard people in the office mutter under their breath, 'These projects never run on time?' Well, now they can! "Project 2016 For Dummies" shows you how to use the latest version of Microsoft Project to create realistic project timelines, make the most of available resources, keep on top of all those pesky details, and, finally, complete your project on time and on budget. Easy! Fully updated to reflect the latest software changes in Microsoft Project 2016 All-new case studies and examples highlight the relevance of key features of Microsoft Project 2016 Exposes the correlation between what project managers do and how Microsoft Project 2016 supports their work Covers working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, gathering and tracking data, and more
If you're a time-pressured project manager looking to make your life--and your projects--easier, "Project 2016 For Dummies" shows you how to get things done!
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Project 2016
Chapter 1: Project Management, Project 2016, and You
Chapter 2: Starting the Project
Chapter 3: Becoming a Task Master
Chapter 4: The Codependent Nature of Tasks
Chapter 5: Estimating Task Time
Chapter 6: Check Out This View!
Part II: Managing Resources
Chapter 7: Creating Resources
Chapter 8: Working with Calendars
Chapter 9: Assigning Resources
Chapter 10: Determining a Project’s Cost
Part III: Before You Baseline
Chapter 11: Fine-Tuning Your Plan
Chapter 12: Negotiating Project Constraints
Chapter 13: Making the Project Look Good
Chapter 14: It All Begins with a Baseline
Part IV: Staying on Track
Chapter 15: On the Right Track
Chapter 16: Project Views: Observing Progress
Chapter 17: You’re Behind — Now What?
Chapter 18: Spreading the News: Reporting
Chapter 19: Getting Better All the Time
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management
Chapter 21: Ten Cool Shortcuts in Project 2016