In the new economy, organizations in a myriad of sizes and industries are now more than ever seeking a better understanding of how to best utilize and manage the scarce resources devoted to their project portfolios. Microsoft Project and Project Server are the most widely used and one of the top-rated enterprise project management software packages in the marketplace today and understanding how to properly use it allows an organization to cut costs, share information, and increase efficiency and effectiveness. However, due to the size and complexity of the software, covering all the numerous features, within a single text, may not meet the needs of those specifically involved with resource management. Mastering Resource Management Using Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 provides the guidance needed to master resource management and exploit the full potential of Microsoft Project and Project Server as it pertains to this critical function. It will also serve as a great companion to practical guides demonstrating the breadth of features and functionality available in this software.
"Mastering Resource Management does a great job of explaining the tactical steps to utilizing MS Project Server 2010, as well as explaining why you would employ certain resource management concepts and functions in the configuration. It will enable you to successfully use the MS Project Server tool set to tactically manage resources and deliver value in your enterprise." -Tim Gryder, PMP, CPIM, CIRM, MCP, Sr. Manager, Business Solution Architecture, Wal-Mart; "This valuable guide applies both the business principles and technical instruction needed to explain how to best use and perform resource management when using Microsoft Project. It also combines some of the philosophy and business decisions with the methods to best implement resource management." -Kenneth Wiles, Purchasing Manager, Simmons Foods Inc.
Chapter 1: Resource Management, What Is It Good For?Chapter 2: Microsoft Project 2010: Why Use It? Chapter 3: Things to Think About: Resource Calendars, Tasks, and SecurityChapter 4: Who Can Work When?: Project CalendarsChapter 5: Resources in the Pool Chapter 6: Who Is Working When?: Resource CalendarsChapter 7: Assigning a ResourceChapter 8: Update Cycle and ApprovalsChapter 9: TimesheetsChapter 10: Leveling Resource Assignments Chapter 11: Utilizing ResourcesChapter 12: Information Is EverywhereChapter 13: A Portfolio PerspectiveChapter 14: Questions and AnswersChapter 15: ConclusionAppendix AAppendix BIndex