Table of Contents

microsoft office project 2007 step by step
Microsoft Office Project 2007 Step by Step
byCarl S. ChatfieldandTimothy D. Johnson
Microsoft Press 2007 (560 pages)

Featuring easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on skill-building exercises, this guide will help you to learn the essentials for managing time, people, and budgets for projects large and small with Office Project 2007.

Table of Contents
Microsoft Office Project 2007 Step by Step
Information for Readers Running Windows XP
Features and Conventions of This Book
Getting Help
Using the Book’s CD
Quick Reference
Part 1 - Managing a Simple Project
Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Project
Chapter 2 - Creating a Task List
Chapter 3 - Setting Up Resources
Chapter 4 - Assigning Resources to Tasks
Chapter 5 - Formatting and Printing Your Plan
Chapter 6 - Tracking Progress on Tasks
Part 2 - Advanced Project Scheduling
Chapter 7 - Fine-Tuning Task Details
Chapter 8 - Fine-Tuning Resource and Assignment Details
Chapter 9 - Fine-Tuning the Project Plan
Chapter 10 - Organizing and Formatting Project Details
Chapter 11 - Printing Project Information
Chapter 12 - Sharing Project Information with Other Programs
Chapter 13 - Tracking Progress on Tasks and Assignments
Chapter 14 - Viewing and Reporting Project Status
Chapter 15 - Getting Your Project Back on Track
Part 3 - Special Projects
Chapter 16 - Applying Advanced Formatting
Chapter 17 - Customizing Project
Chapter 18 - Measuring Performance with Earned Value Analysis
Chapter 19 - Consolidating Projects and Resources
Part 4 - Introducing Project Server
Chapter 20 - Planning Work with Project Server
Chapter 21 - Tracking Work with Project Server
Chapter 22 - Managing Risks, Issues, and Documents with Project Server
Part 5 - Appendices
Appendix A - A Short Course in Project Management
Appendix B - What’s Next?
Your All-in-One Resource
List of Figures
List of Examples
List of Sidebars
cd content CD Content

The smart way to learn Microsoft Office Project 2007-one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to manage your projects with Project 2007. With Step By Step, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Build a project plan and fine-tune the details
  • Schedule tasks, assign resources, and manage dependencies
  • Monitor progress and costs-and keep your project on track
  • Format Gantt charts and other views to communicate project data
  • Begin exploring enterprise project management systems

About the Authors

Carl S. Chatfield is a content project manager and trainer in Engineering Excellence, an organization within Microsoft that develops and promotes best practices among software engineering teams at Microsoft. Previously, Carl has worked on Office applications as a technical writer and documentation manager since 1991. Carl is a graduate of the Masters program in Technical Communication at the University of Washington and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

Timothy D. Johnson was a technical/developmental editor in the Microsoft Project User Assistance team for several years. Prior to joining the Project User Assistance team in 2000, he was a Project support professional for six years (going all the way back to Project 3.0-if you called Microsoft Product Support Services with a Project question, there’s a good chance you talked to Tim). Tim is still involved in the computer industry and continues to look for ways to help customers better understand and use their computer applications.