Project 2016 For Dummies
By Cynthia Snyder
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2016
Pages: 360

Learn to:

  • Manage costs and resources as you build a schedule from the ground up
  • Set up your schedule to meet deadlines and stay on budget
  • Keep all the members of the project team updated and informed
  • Apply the project management tricks the professionals live by

Take control of your projects with the project manager's top assistant, Microsoft Project 2016

Whether you're managing your first project or juggling several large and complex projects, Project 2016 is like an assistant that works 24/7. This guide walks you through the basic functions of the software, helping you use it to create realistic timelines, maximize resources, budget, collect and track data, and successfully complete your project.

  • See how it works — tour the software interface, see how Project 2016 supports your efforts, and build a project schedule
  • Manage your resources — create and assign work resources, material resources, and fixed costs to tasks, and see how resources affect long-term costs
  • Explore your toolbox — discover tools to help you modify resource assignments and task timing to trim costs and meet deadlines
  • Stay the course — discover ways to track actual activity against your plan and pull things back on track when the unforeseen happens

Open the book and find:

  • Useful examples on how to make projects work better
  • How to determine different task types
  • Help assigning resources to tasks
  • Things to consider when factoring in contingency reserve
  • When, why, and how to save a baseline
  • What to do when the project falls behind
  • Ten cool shortcuts in Project 2016
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