Sams teach yourself microsoft project 2000 in 24 hours / Tim Pyron.

By: Pyron, Tim
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Indiana, USA : Sams publishing, c2000Description: xxi, 566 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780672318146; 0672318148Subject(s): Microsoft Project | Microsoft project 2000DDC classification: 005.3
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Part I Getting started with the project
Hour 1 Getting started with Microsoft Project 2000
The life cycle of a project
Using project 200's tutorials and hep features
Exploring the Microsoft project Window
etc.


Hour 2 Becoming an instant project Guru
Practicing with a sample file
Understanding what you see
Working with the timeline
etc.

Hour 3 Starting a new project and working with tasks
Things to do when starting a New project file
Starting the task list
Editing the task list
Arranging tasks with an outline
etc.

Part II Developing a time line
Hour 4 Starting the schedule process
Understanding how default dates work
Understanding how tasks are scheduled
Setting the start or finish data for the project
Estimating task duration

Hour 5 Defining when project can schedule tasks
Elements of project scheduling
Adjusting the default working day
How calendars are used in scheduling
Creating and applying base calendars for special scheduling needs
etc.

Hour 6 Linking tasks in the correct sequence
Linking tasks
Creating and modifying task links
Working with the automatic linking options

Hour 7 Working with deadline and constraints
Working with constraints
Resolving conflicts caused by constraints
Splitting tasks
Recording deadlines

Part III Displaying and printing your schedule
Hour 8 Working with other task views
Exploring the calendar view
Moving around in the calendar view
Using filters to clarify the calendar view
Viewing task details in calendar view
etc.

Hour 9 Formatting views
Using the general format options
Special formatting for the calendar chart
Special formatting for the calendar
etc.

Hour 10 Finalizing and printing your schedule
Checking for spelling errors
Printing views
The milestones report
The working days report

Part IV Assigning resources and cost to tasks
Hour 11 Defining resources and costs
Improving the accuracy of the schedule
Controlling costs
Defining your resources and costs
Creating the resource pool
Using the assign resources dialog box to list resources
etc.

Hour 12 Mastering resource scheduling in Microsoft project
Choosing to enter resource assignments
Defining the resource assignment fields
Understanding the work formula
Using the task type to control calculations
etc.

Hour 13 Assigning resources and cost tasks
An overview of creating assignments
Choosing the task settings for assignments
Assigning resources to tasks
Assigning resources with the task form
Using the assign resources dialogue box
etc.

Hour 14 Editing resources assignments
Working with the task usage view
Editing assignments with the task usage view
Editing assignments with the assignment information dialogue
Changing the cost rate table for an assignment
etc.

Hour 15 Resolving resource allocation problems
How do resource overallocations happen?
Identifying overallocated resources
Eliminating resource overallocations
Letting project level overallocated assignments

Part V Finalizing publishing your plan
Hour 16 Fine-tuning the project plan
Looking at the big picture
Filtering tasks or resources
Sorting and grouping tasks and resources
etc.

Hour 17 Printing resource details and customizing reports
Formatting and printing the usage views
Working with cost reports
Working with the assignment reports
Using the workload reports
etc.

Hour 18 Creating custom views
Creating custom tables
Creating custom views
Creating custom fields

Hour 19 projects o the Web or an internet
Overview of project 2000's internet features
Navigating with Hyperlinks
Exporting project data to web pages
Defining Import/export Map HTML Options
Working with Hyperlinks in tasks and resources
etc.



Part VI Managing and tracking the project
Hour 20 Tracking work on the project
Using project as a management tool
Understanding the tracking fields
Setting the baseline
Tracking actual performance
etc.

Hour 21 Analyzing progress and revising the schedule

Analyzing variances and revising the schedule
Analyzing progress
Updating the schedule
Revising the schedule to finish on time and on budget


Part VII Beyond one project, one application
Hour 22 with multiple projects
Consolidating
Sharing resources among projects with a resource pool

Hour 23 Using Microsoft project in working-groups
Exploring project's workgroup features Internet
Deciding on email,Intranet or internet workgroup by email
Setting up project messaging
Sending task requests with team assign
etc.

Hour 24 Exchanging project data with other applications
File formats supported by Microsoft project 2000
Exporting project 2000 data to older releases of Microsoft project
Saving the entire project in a database
Using Import/Export maps to exchange project data with other file formats
Copying selected data between applications
Linking selected data between applications

Index : p. 537-566

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