Microsoft Project is an excellent project planning, scheduling and control tool. Project 2010 in easy steps will quickly get you started and making use of the powerful features of the product. Beginning with first principles, the book sets out the right way to start a project and develop the project plan. It shows you how to break a project down into tasks, which can then be scheduled, allocated to resources to be carried out, tracked and controlled to completion.
It explains the different types of task dependencies and how to use them to make sure things happen when they are needed. For medium to larger projects it shows you the best way to structure your project for success.
Projects are carried out by people and other resources; and this book shows you how to allocate and control the resources on your project, track holidays and vacations and even deal with people working on different shift patterns. It covers people and other revenue costs, together with capital and fixed costs so you can stay in control of your project costs.
About the Author
John Carroll is a project management consultant with many years experience of managing projects both large and small. Based in the UK and Ireland he has also run projects throughout Europe and the United States. His experience covers most types of organisations including government, higher education, manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, software development and the emergency services. He has worked on most types of projects and trained project managers in many different organisations.
Series: In Easy Steps
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 12th October 2010
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 18.5 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.426