We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669116), by Carl Chatfield and Tim Johnson, has shipped to the printer. Carl and Tim have delivered a book that teaches you not only how to use Project 2013, but also the basics of project management. Please download and enjoy two free sample chapters, Chapter 4: Building a task, and Chapter 9: Advanced task scheduling. This book will be available via online retailers around May 15.
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Now, a glance of the contents and some useful information from the book’s Introduction.
PART 1 Introduction to Microsoft Project Chapter 1 Microsoft Project, project management and you Chapter 2 A guided tour of Project PART 2 Simple Scheduling Basics Chapter 3 Starting a new plan Chapter 4 Building a task list Chapter 5 Setting up resources Chapter 6 Assigning resources to tasks Chapter 7 Formatting and sharing your plan Chapter 8 Tracking progress
PART 3 Advanced Scheduling Techniques Chapter 9 Advanced task scheduling Chapter 10 Fine-tuning task details Chapter 11 Fine-tuning resource and assignment details Chapter 12 Fine-tuning the Project plan Chapter 13 Organizing project details Chapter 14 Tracking progress on tasks and assignments Chapter 15 Viewing and reporting project status Chapter 16 Getting your project back on track PART 4 In-Depth and Special Subjects Chapter 17 Applying advanced formatting and printing Chapter 18 Advanced report formatting Chapter 19 Customizing Project Chapter 20 Sharing information with other programs Chapter 21 Consolidating projects and resources Appendices A A short course in project management B Developing your project-management skills C Collaborating: Project, SharePoint, and PWA D Using this book in a classroom Glossary Index
Microsoft Project 2013 is a powerful tool for creating and managing projects. Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step offers a comprehensive look at the features of Project that most people will use most frequently.
Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step and other books in the Step by Step series are designed for beginning to intermediate-level computer users. Examples shown in the book generally pertain to small and medium organizations but teach skills that can be used in organizations of any size. Whether you are already comfortable working in Project and want to learn about new features in Project 2013 or are new to Project, this book provides invaluable hands-on experience so that you can plan, track, and manage projects.
This book is divided into four parts:
▪ Part 1 introduces you to the rich field of project management and shows you the major parts of the Project 2013 interface.
▪ Part 2 takes you through a complete project life cycle (planning, tracking, and managing) with a streamlined use of Project features and capabilities.
▪ In Part 3, you complete another project life cycle, this time with more in-depth use of the powerful capabilities of Project.
▪ Part 4 wraps up your training with Project with activities that can be applied at any point in a project life cycle. In addition, this book includes several appendices. The appendices give you broader exposure to the field of project management, collaboration features in Project that are enhanced with SharePoint and Project Web App, and some suggestions for using this book in a classroom setting. This book’s iterative focus on completing a full project life cycle takes you through planning and then into the areas of tracking progress and responding to variance, where Project’s feature set really shines.
This book has been designed to lead you step by step through all the tasks you’re most likely to want to perform with Project 2013. If you start at the beginning and work your way through all the exercises, you will gain enough proficiency to manage complex projects. However, each topic is self-contained, so you can jump in anywhere to acquire exactly the skills you need.