Author(s): Elaine J. Marmel
Microsoft Office Project 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a compilation of multiple short reference-style books covering Microsoft Project, enhanced by the format of a single, easy-to-use, task-oriented step-by-step package. All-in-One For Dummies books are made up of multiple minibooks that could each stand alone. Each minibook covers one topic completely. This book features a companion Web site where readers can download Microsoft Project add-ins, templates, and author-generated materials. The book also features a gate-fold cheat sheet that contains myriad quick-reference information, tips, and shortcuts for reference when using Microsoft Project 2007. The structure of the book is as follows: Book I: Project Basics Book II: Structure of a Project Book III: Defining Task Details Book IV: Establishing Task Timing Book V: Working with Resources and Costs Book VI: Communicating Project Information Book VII: Resolving Problems with Your Plan Book VIII: Tracking Book IX: Advanced Project Topics Book X: Project in the Enterprise Environment Book XI: Project Case Studies
Elaine Marmel is President of Marmel Enterprises, LLC, an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. Elaine left her native Chicago for the warmer climes of Arizona (by way of Cincinnati, Ohio; Jerusalem, Israel; Ithaca, New York; Washington, D.C., and Tampa, Florida) where she basks in the sun with her PC, her dog Josh, and her cats, Cato, Watson, and Buddy, and sings barbershop harmony with the 2006 International Championship Scottsdale Chorus. Elaine spends most of her time writing; she has authored and co-authored over 50 books about Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Quicken, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Word for the Mac, Windows, 1-2-3 for Windows, and Lotus Notes. From 1994 to 2006, she also was the contributing editor to monthly publications Peachtree Extra and QuickBooks Extra. Nancy C. Muir is the author of over 50 books on topics including project management, desktop applications, the Internet, distance learning, and ecommerce. She is the author of Microsoft Project For Dummies, and Microsoft Project For Dummies Quick Reference . She has also written or contributed to several textbooks for middle-school students. Her books have won awards for excellence and have been translated into over a half-dozen languages. Prior to her writing career, Ms. Muir trained Fortune 500 companies in project management software, and taught technical writing at the university level. Her company, The Publishing Studio, specializes in writing, editing, and consulting services for the publishing industry.
Introduction. Book I: Project Management. Chapter 1: A Project Management Overview. Chapter 2: The Ins and Outs of Using Project. Chapter 3: Just What Tasks Should You Include? Chapter 4: Exploring the Project Environment. Chapter 5: What's New in Project 2007. Book II: Project Basics. Chapter 1: Building a Project Plan. Chapter 2: Creating That First Task. Chapter 3: Exploring Task Views. Chapter 4: Working with Calendars. Chapter 5: Getting Help. Book III: Getting Your Plan in Order. Chapter 1: Organizing the Structure of a Project Plan. Chapter 2: Assigning Outline Codes to Tasks. Chapter 3: Using WBS Coding. Chapter 4: Linking and Consolidating Projects. Book IV: Establishing Task Timing. Chapter 1: Looking at Timing. Chapter 2: Defining What Drives Task Timing. Chapter 3: Adding Dependencies. Chapter 4: Working with Constraints and Deadlines. Book V: Working with Resources and Costs. Chapter 1: Creating Resources. Chapter 2: Understanding Costs. Chapter 3: Assigning Resources to Tasks. Chapter 4: Tallying Costs. Book VI: Communicating Project Information. Chapter 1: Working with Views. Chapter 2: Working with Tables. Chapter 3: Preparing Traditional Reports. Chapter 4: Creating Visual Reports. Book VII: Resolving Problems in Your Plan. Chapter 1: Working with Filters. Chapter 2: Solving Resource Conflicts. Chapter 3: Reviewing Timing and Costs. Chapter 4: Putting Final Changes into Place. Book VIII: Tracking. Chapter 1: Working with Baselines and Interim Plans. Chapter 2: Entering Actuals. Chapter 3: Reviewing Your Budget. Book IX: Advanced Project Topics. Chapter 1: Working Your Own Way. Chapter 2: Changing the Look of a Project. Chapter 3: Using Macros. Chapter 4: Importing Information into Project. Chapter 5: Exporting Project Information. Book X: The Basics of Project Server. Chapter 1: Understanding Project Server. Chapter 2: The Project Server Administrator. Chapter 3: Project Server and the Project Manager. Chapter 4: Project Server and the Team Member. Glossary. Index.