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Table of Contents

  1. Project Management: The Missing Manual

    1. Chapter 1 Projects: In the Beginning

      1. What’s So Special About Projects?
      2. What Is Project Management?
      3. Why Manage Projects?
      4. Picking the Right Projects
      5. Gaining Support for a Project
      6. Publicizing a Project and Its Manager
    2. Chapter 2 Planning a Project

      1. Project Planning in a Nutshell
      2. Defining the Project
      3. Documenting How You’ll Run the Project
      4. Laying Out Project Processes
  2. Project Planning: More Than Creating a Schedule

    1. Chapter 3 Getting to Know Microsoft Project

      1. Launching Project 2013
      2. Getting Around Project
      3. Scheduling Manually or Automatically
    2. Chapter 4 Creating a Simple Project

      1. Creating a New Project File
      2. Creating a Task List
      3. Organizing Work
      4. Putting Tasks in the Right Order
      5. Switching Tasks to Auto Scheduled Mode
      6. Assigning People and Other Resources
      7. Saving Your Project
    3. Chapter 5 Setting Up a Project File

      1. Creating a New Project File
      2. Setting the Project Start Date
      3. Saving a New Project
      4. Opening a Project File
      5. Setting Standard Workdays
      6. Defining Work Times with Calendars
    4. Chapter 6 Identifying the Work to Be Done

      1. Breaking Down Work into Manageable Chunks
      2. Adding Tasks to Your Project File
      3. Organizing Tasks
      4. Documenting Task Details
      5. Setting Up a Custom WBS Code
    5. Chapter 7 Building a Schedule

      1. Estimating Task Work and Duration
      2. Linking Tasks
      3. Scheduling Tasks to Accommodate Specific Dates
    6. Chapter 8 Building a Team for Your Project

      1. Identifying Project Resources
      2. Understanding Project’s Resource Types
      3. Adding Resources to Your Project File
      4. Removing Resources from Your Project
      5. Defining When Work Resources Are Available
      6. Defining Costs for Resources
      7. Using Generic or Tentative Resources
      8. Adding More Resource Information
    7. Chapter 9 Assigning Resources to Tasks

      1. Assigning Work Resources to Tasks
      2. Assigning Material Resources to Tasks
      3. Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks
      4. Reviewing Resource Assignments
      5. Understanding Duration, Work, and Units
      6. Modifying Resource Assignments
    8. Chapter 10 Setting Up a Project Budget

      1. Putting a Price Tag on Your Project
      2. Reviewing Cost Information
      3. Comparing Costs to Your Budget
      4. Setting the Project’s Fiscal Year
    9. Chapter 11 Reviewing and Fine-Tuning Your Plan

      1. Reviewing the Schedule and Cost
      2. Project Tools for Change
      3. Making Sure Tasks Are Set Up Correctly
      4. Building Reality into Assignments
      5. Balancing Workloads
      6. Shortening the Schedule
      7. Reducing Project Costs
      8. Playing What-If Games
    10. Chapter 12 Saving the Project Plan

      1. Obtaining Approval for the Plan
      2. Storing Project Documents
      3. Preserving the Original Plan in Project
  3. Projects in Action

    1. Chapter 13 Tracking Status

      1. Methods for Tracking Status
      2. Preparing to Update Your Project
      3. Obtaining Status Data
      4. Updating Schedule Status in Project
      5. Updating Project Costs
    2. Chapter 14 Evaluating and Correcting Project Performance

      1. Scheduled, Baseline, and Actual Values
      2. Is the Project on Time?
      3. Is the Project Within Budget?
      4. Earned Value Analysis
      5. Getting Back on Track
    3. Chapter 15 Managing Change

      1. Setting Up a Change-Management System
      2. Managing Changes in Project
    4. Chapter 16 Reporting on Projects

      1. An Overview of Project’s Reports
      2. Working with Graphical Reports
      3. Working with Visual Reports
      4. Printing Views to Report Project Information
    5. Chapter 17 Closing a Project

      1. Obtaining Project Acceptance
      2. Tying Up Loose Ends
      3. Producing Project Closeout Reports
      4. What to Do with Project Information
  4. Project Power Tools

    1. Chapter 18 Working on More Than One Project

      1. Managing Multiple Projects
      2. Sharing Resources Among Projects
    2. Chapter 19 Exchanging Data Between Programs

      1. Copying Information
      2. Importing and Exporting Data
      3. Integrating Project and Outlook
    3. Chapter 20 Linking and Embedding

      1. Understanding Linking and Embedding
      2. Linking and Embedding Project Data
      3. Linking and Embedding Data into Project
      4. Working with Linked and Embedded Objects
      5. Hyperlinking to Information
  5. Customizing Project

    1. Chapter 21 Viewing What You Want

      1. Creating Your Own Views
      2. Changing Tables
      3. Formatting Text
      4. Filtering Through Information
      5. Grouping Project Elements
      6. Defining Your Own Fields
    2. Chapter 22 Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

      1. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
      2. Customizing the Ribbon
      3. Sharing a Custom Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
    3. Chapter 23 Reusing Project Information

      1. Understanding the Types of Templates
      2. Storing Project Settings and Elements
      3. Sharing Custom Elements
      4. Building Templates for Projects
    4. Chapter 24 Saving Time with Macros

      1. What You Can Do with Macros
      2. Recording Macros
      3. Running Macros
      4. Viewing and Editing Macro Code
      5. Learning More About Programming Project
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Project

      1. Installing Project on Your Computer
      2. Activating Project
      3. Maintaining and Repairing Project
    2. Appendix Getting Help

      1. In Search of Project Help
      2. Microsoft Office Online
      3. Interactive and In-Depth Assistance
    3. Appendix Keyboard Shortcuts

      1. How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts
      2. Project Keyboard Shortcuts