The best project management tool in the world can never replace your good judgment. However, the right tool can and should help you accomplish the following while looking and feeling like other productivity programs you might use frequently:
Track all the information you gather about the work, duration, and resource requirements for your project.
Visualize your project plan in standard, well-defined formats.
Schedule tasks and resources consistently and effectively.
Exchange project information with all stakeholders over an intranet or the Internet.
Communicate with resources and other stakeholders, while leaving ultimate control in the hands of the project manager.
In the chapters of this book, you were introduced to the rich functionality of Project in a realistic context: managing a project from conception to completion.
Not everything in this book might have applied to your needs, and you probably have needs that this book didn’t address. But, after completing this tutorial, you’re off to a great start with Project.