This book will help you:
- Organize your project to suit your reporting requirements.
- Gain confidence in creating, updating and closing out your Project files quickly and correctly.
- Get the most out of Project without wasting your time or effort!
“Sam Huffman has been a Microsoft Project expert for many years and one of the best in the industry. Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts covers the reality of what project managers need to master with Project without getting bogged down in every nook and cranny of the tool.”
— Bill Dow, bestselling author, The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down
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Author Sam Huffman believes less is more. In this concise guide, Sam has stripped down the complexity of Microsoft® Project to explain just the essence of project management. In nine brief but essential chapters, Sam walks you through the entire process of creating a project: learning the interface, setting up the project for success, organizing and entering your tasks, creating resources and assigning them to tasks, baselining your project, and tracking and reporting progress. Sam’s handy do’s and don’ts — garnered through years of experience — will help you avoid common problems and apply best practices from the beginning.
Who should read Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts
- Accidental project managers.
- Project management and Microsoft® Project novices and newbies.
- Experts in Project seeking quick reminders about best practices.
- Microsoft® Excel users.
What you will learn
- How all of the features come together in Microsoft® Project.
- How to best create and use shortcuts to increase project efficiency.
- How to set up your project to maximize success, throughout the project lifecycle.
Microsoft® Project Expert, Sam Huffman
Author Sam Huffman first gained insight into Microsoft Project while working as a member of Microsoft’s Project development and support team. Since the early 1990s Sam has honed his instruction skills by delivering training programs to thousands of project managers and business users every year. His “Do’s and Don’ts” columns are wildly popular on MPUG.com. Sam was awarded the prestigious title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional from 2010-2017.
Sam’s latest webinar, The Do’s and Don’ts of Project, is now available on-demand!
More Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts:
Use Resource Labels
Using Hammock Tasks
Use Actual Start and Finish Dates
Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 1
Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 2
Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 3
Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 4
Using a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment
Organizing Project Tasks Incorrectly
Scheduling Projects as Late as Possible
Including Summary Tasks in Project Sequencing
Assigning Resources to Summary Tasks
Leveling Resources Without Analysis
Using Elapsed Durations for Team Schedules
Incorrect Calendar Association
MPUG Essentials are perfect for all levels of project involvement, from project management beginners to advanced users.