Designed for the busy, practicing project manager, Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010 is the perfect guide to getting up to speed with the new features of Project 2010, giving readers the confidence and knowledge to create effective schedules more efficiently using best practices. Through the use of best practices, helpful screen shots, hands-on exercises, illustrations, and review questions, this new edition of the best-selling guide instructs you on how to build dynamic schedules that will allow you to explore 'what-if?' scenarios and dramatically decrease the time you spend making static schedule changes. This volume also includes access to downloadable resources, including exercises, glossary, and more at the website.
About the Author
Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, MCTS, MCITP, is a Microsoft Project expert and runs Latin American operations for International Institute for Learning (IIL), a global leader that provides project, program, and portfolio management, Microsoft Office Project and Project Server, Six Sigma, and Business Analysis training and consulting solutions to businesses. He heads the IIL team that is currently creating the 2010 Microsoft IIL Courses for Project and Project Server. Ambriz has provided services to a wide range of clients, including Banamex/Citigroup, PEMEX, Hewlett Packard, TELMEX, and IBM/Tecnosys. He consults in the areas of business analysis and Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management, and has created customized courses in Spanish for clients in Mexico, Latin America and Spain. Ambriz is also a tenured professor in the engineering department of La Salle University, in Mexico City; serves on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Providers Advisory Group; was a former president of the PMI Mexico chapter; and speaks regularly at local and international PMI events.
John White, PMP, MCT, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, is Director of Microsoft EPM Curriculum & Course Development at IIL. He has over 20 years of project management experience and insurance, airline, healthcare, military and technology information systems implementation. John has trained hundreds of project managers and team members in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server, Project Web Apps, and Portfolio Analysis. He has also customized Microsoft Project 2007 and 2010 course requirements into training curriculums to meet specific corporate needs in a variety of settings. John is an active member of several PMI Chapters, the Chicago MPUG Chapter, is past Vice President of the PMI Chicagoland Chapter and has been a speaker at the PMI Global Congress and numerous Microsoft Project Conferences.
"A clearly written and easy-to-use book that helps unleash the true power of Project 2010, a must have for any project manager." (Dr Harold Kerzner, best-selling author and PM Guru)"; "Our users have often expressed the need for a comprehensive book that can guide them in applying the right set of capabilities in the product with the best set of processes for their project. This book meets that need incredibly well, marrying the collective wisdom of successful project management with the broad capabilities of Microsoft Project for projects of all sizes!" -Keshav Puttaswamy, Group Program Manager for Project 2010, Microsoft
Chapter 1: Concepts of Project Management Chapter 2: Getting Started with Project 2010Chapter 3: Entering TasksChapter 4: Entering Estimates Chapter 5: Entering DependenciesChapter 6: Entering Deadlines, Constraints and Task CalendarsChapter 7: Entering ResourcesChapter 8: Entering AssignmentsChapter 9: Optimizing the Schedule Chapter 10: Updating the Schedule Chapter 11: Reporting Chapter 12: Earned Value ManagementChapter 13: Evaluating the ProjectChapter 14: SummaryAppendix 1: Case Studies Appendix 2: Consolidated Schedules Index