Ultimate Learning Guide
to Microsoft Office Project 2007
A comprehensive learning system for Microsoft Office Project 2007.
The ONLY BOOK you'll ever need to learn Project.
AUTHORS: Dale A. Howard & Gary L. Chefetz
YOU PAY: $69.95 ($62.96 when you order any two books)
This book includes a download package.
Really The Ultimate
"Well yes, this guide starts from the basics and goes all the way, making it fit for the beginner and those wanting to dig deeper alike, but one can argue, don't they all? I want to call this book outstanding, but then I fezel I have to explain where it stands out as compared to other Microsoft Project learning books.
There are a few unique advantages I want to highlight:
- It handles each topic only once (rather than making one curious in an early chapter and explaining the full truth 10 chapters later)
- It goes beyond just teaching the usage with paragraphs clearly marked as "understanding..." which is absolutely necessary for all users of Project;
- Finally, the richess and quality of the exercice material with many samples clearly based on life situations: not just "staircase Gantt Charts" but overlapping tasks, well chosen milestones..
In short, it will be an add-on for my teaching."
-- Jan De Messemaeker
Welcome to the Ultimate Learning Guide to Microsoft Office Project 2007. You selected the right book if you seek a complete learning experience and reference manual for managing projects using the Microsoft Office Project 2007 desktop application. Our goal in writing this book is to teach you how to use the software effectively. We take a systematic approach to the topical ordering which follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) standard. The first 12 modules teach you foundational skills by following the project life cycle. In these modules, you learn how to define a new project, plan your project with tasks, resources, and assignments, analyze the Critical Path, baseline your project, enter actual progress, analyze variance, revise your project, report project progress, and then close out the project. The next 10 modules teach you advanced techniques for using Microsoft Office Project 2007. You learn in-depth knowledge about standard and custom Fields, Calendars, scheduling, costing, Critical Path analysis, managing risks, and exchanging project data with other applications. You learn how to locate and level overallocated resources, how to create and use a shared Resource Pool file and a master project, and how to record and write macros in VBA. Throughout each module, we provide a generous amount of Notes, Warnings, and Best Practices. Notes call your attention to important additional information about a subject. Warnings help you to avoid the most common problems experienced by others, and Best Practices provide tips for using the tool based on our field experience.
After reading this book, you will be much more effective using Microsoft Office Project 2007. Download the sample files from the official book site and work your way through the hands-on lessons in each module. By the time you complete the lessons, you'll be an expert too!