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Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step

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  • Copyright 2019
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 1-5093-0745-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5093-0745-6

The quick way to learn Microsoft Project 2019!


This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Microsoft Project 2019. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and informative screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Other Project users will want to grab this book as well.

  • Quickly start new plans, build task lists, and assign resources

  • View resource capacity and track progress

  • Capture and fine-tune work and cost details

  • Visualize schedules with Gantt charts and other views and reports

  • Consolidate projects, and share resources across plans

  • Manage modern Agile projects (James Mills, Jr., contributor)

  • Customize Project to maximize your efficiency

  • Leverage improvements to task linking, timelines, and accessibility

  • Master PM best practices while you learn Project

  • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Get started with Microsoft project

Chapter 1 Project, project management, and you

Practice files

Meet the Project program

Meet the Project family

See the new features in Project 2019

New features in earlier versions

    New in Project 2016

    New in Project 2013

    New in Project 2010

Take a project manager’s perspective

Let’s get started!

Chapter 2 Take a guided tour

Practice files

Explore the Project user interface

Manage files and set options in the Backstage view

Work with schedule details in views

Use reports to check a plan’s status

Skills review

Practice tasks

    Explore the Project user interface

    Manage files and set options in the Backstage view

    Work with schedule details in views

    Use reports to check a plan’s status

Part 2: Simple scheduling basics

Chapter 3 Start a new plan

Practice files

Create a new plan and set its start date

Set nonworking days in the project calendar

Enter the plan title and other properties

Skills review

    Create a new plan and set its start date

    Set nonworking days in the project calendar

    Enter the plan title and other properties

Chapter 4 Build a task list

Practice files

Create tasks

Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic

Enter task durations and estimates

Enter milestone tasks

Create summary tasks to outline the plan

Link tasks to create dependencies

Check a plan’s duration and finish date

Document task information

Skills review

    Create tasks

    Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic

    Enter task durations and estimates

    Enter milestone tasks

    Create summary tasks to outline the plan

    Link tasks to create dependencies

    Check a plan’s duration and finish date

    Document task information

Chapter 5 Set up resources

Practice files

Set up work resources

Enter the maximum capacity for work resources

Enter work resource pay rates

Adjust working time in a resource calendar

Set up cost resources

Document resources by using notes

Skills review

    Set up work resources

    Enter the maximum capacity for work resources

    Enter work resource pay rates

    Adjust working time in a resource calendar

    Set up cost resources

    Document resources by using notes

Chapter 6 Assign resources to tasks

Practice files

Assign work resources to tasks

Control work when adding or removing resource assignments

Assign cost resources to tasks

Check the plan after assigning resources

Skills review

    Assign work resources to tasks

    Control work when adding or removing resource assignments

    Assign cost resources to tasks

    Check the plan after assigning resources

Chapter 7 Format and share your plan

Practice files

Customize a Gantt chart view

Add tasks to a Timeline view

Customize reports

Copy views and reports

Print views and reports

Skills review

    Customize a Gantt chart view

    Add tasks to a Timeline view

    Customize reports

    Copy views and reports

    Print views and reports

Chapter 8 Track progress: Basic techniques

Practice files

Understand progress tracking

Save a baseline of your plan

Track a plan as scheduled

Enter a task’s completion percentage

Enter actual values for tasks

Skills review

    Save a baseline of your plan

    Track a plan as scheduled

    Enter a task’s completion percentage

    Enter actual values for tasks

Part 3: Advanced scheduling techniques

Chapter 9 Fine-tune task scheduling

Practice files

See task relationships by using Task Path

Adjust task link relationships

Control task scheduling by using constraints

Interrupt work on a task

Adjust working time for individual tasks

Control task scheduling by using task types

See task schedule details by using the Task Inspector

Skills review

    See task relationships by using Task Path

    Adjust task link relationships

    Control task scheduling by using constraints

    Interrupt work on a task

    Adjust working time for individual tasks

    Control task scheduling by using task types

    See task schedule details by using the Task Inspector

Chapter 10 Fine-tune task details

Practice files

Enter deadline dates

Enter fixed costs

Create a recurring task

View the plan’s critical path

Schedule summary tasks manually

Skills review

    Enter deadline dates

    Enter fixed costs

    Create a recurring task

    View the plan’s critical path

    Schedule summary tasks manually

Chapter 11 Fine-tune resource and assignment details

Practice files

Change resource availability over multiple date ranges

Work with multiple resource pay rates

Change resource pay rates over different date ranges

Delay the start of assignments

Apply contours to assignments

Create and assign material resources

View resource capacity

Adjust assignments in the Team Planner view (Project Professional only)

Skills review

    Change resource availability over multiple date ranges

    Work with multiple resource pay rates

    Change resource pay rates over different date ranges

    Delay the start of assignments

    Apply contours to assignments

    Create and assign material resources

    View resource capacity

    Adjust assignments in the Team Planner view (Project Professional only)

Chapter 12 Fine-tune the Project plan

Practice files

Examine resource allocations over time

Resolve resource overallocations manually

Level overallocated resources

Check the plan’s cost and finish date

Inactivate tasks (Project Professional only)

Skills review

    Examine resource allocations over time

    Resolve resource overallocations manually

    Level overallocated resources

    Check the plan’s cost and finish date

    Inactivate tasks (Project Professional only)

Chapter 13 Organize plan details

Practice files

Sort plan details

Group plan details

Filter plan details

Create new tables

Create new views

Skills review

    Sort plan details

    Group plan details

    Filter plan details

    Create new tables

    Create new views

Chapter 14 Track progress: Detailed techniques

Practice files

Update a baseline

Track actual and remaining work for tasks and assignments

Track timephased actual work for tasks and assignments

Reschedule incomplete work

Skills review

    Update a baseline

    Track actual and remaining work for tasks and assignments

    Track timephased actual work for tasks and assignments

    Reschedule incomplete work

Chapter 15 View and report project status

Practice files

Examine a plan’s variance

Identify tasks that have slipped

Examine task costs

Examine resource costs

Skills review

    Examine a plan’s variance

    Identify tasks that have slipped

    Examine task costs

    Examine resource costs

Part 4: In-depth and special subjects

Chapter 16 Format and print views: In-depth techniques

Practice files

Format a Gantt chart view

Format a Timeline view

Format a Network Diagram view

Format a Calendar view

Print and export views

Skills review

    Format a Gantt chart view

    Format a Timeline view

    Format a Network Diagram view

    Format a Calendar view

    Print and export views

Chapter 17 Format reports: In-depth techniques

Practice files

Create a custom report

Customize charts in a report

Customize tables in a report

Skills review

    Create a custom report

    Customize charts in a report

    Customize tables in a report

Chapter 18 Customize project

Practice files

Share custom elements between plans

Record and run macros

Edit macros

Customize the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

Skills review

    Share custom elements between plans

    Record and run macros

    Edit macros

    Customize the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

Chapter 19 Share information with other programs

Practice files

Copy Project data to and from other programs

Open files in other formats in Project

Save to other file formats from Project

Generate reports with Excel and Visio

Skills review

    Copy Project data to and from other programs

    Open files in other formats in Project

    Save to other file formats from Project

    Generate reports with Excel and Visio

Chapter 20 Consolidate projects and resources

Practice files

Share a resource pool across multiple plans

Consolidate plans

Create dependencies between plans

Skills review

    Share a resource pool across multiple plans

    Consolidate plans

    Create dependencies between plans

Chapter 21 Use Agile project management with Project

Practice files

Navigate the Agile project management template

Reset the Agile project management template

Create the product backlog

Create the Agile team

Plan a sprint

Record progress from daily scrum meetings

Generate reports for sprint reviews

Sources for more information

Skills review

    Navigate the Agile project management template

    Reset the Agile project management template

    Create the product backlog

    Create the Agile team

    Plan a sprint

    Record progress from daily scrum meetings

    Generate reports for sprint reviews

Part 5: Appendixes

Appendix A A short course in project management

Understand what Defines a Project

The project triangle: View projects in terms of time, cost, and scope

    Time

    Cost

    Scope

Time, cost, and scope: Manage project constraints

    You have less time

    You have fewer resources

    You have more work

Manage your projects with Project

Appendix B Develop your project management skills

Join a Project learning community

Join a project-management learning community

Appendix C Collaborate: Project, SharePoint, and PWA

Set the Project desktop client to Computer mode

    Sources for more information

Share your plan by using SharePoint

    Sources for more information

Team collaboration with Project Web App

    Sources for more information

Project portfolio management

Sources for more information

Appendix D Use this book in a classroom

Match content to instructional needs

Teach project management with Project

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