Learn Microsoft Project 2019

Learn Microsoft Project 2019
  • eBook:
    Learn Microsoft Project 2019: Streamline project, resource, and schedule management with Microsoft's project management software
  • Author:
    Srikanth Shirodkar
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  • Data:
    October 9, 2020
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  • Pages:
    436 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
Explore practice questions, detailed explanations, and examples to get up and running with the five phases of the project management lifecycle and integration of project management principles and terminology in your projects

Key Features

  • Learn to create a simple functional plan with Tasks, Gantt Chart view, and task linking
  • Explore the various algorithms and latest features of MS Project to organize and keep track of your projects
  • Understand Work Breakdown Structure to improve the productivity of your projects

Book Description

Microsoft Project is one of the most popular project management tools designed for enterprises of all sizes and provides several features such as project scheduling, project budgeting, built-in templates, and scheduling tools. Learn Microsoft Project 2019 will get you started with the basics and gradually guide you through the complete project lifecycle.
The book starts with an overview of Microsoft Projects 2019 and a brief introduction to project management concepts. You will cover the different phases - Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control, and Closure. You will learn to identify and handle real-life problems such as scheduling, costing, resourcing, and work allocations. Moving on, you will understand how to use dynamic reports to create powerful, automated reports and dashboards at the click of a button. The book will later demonstrate how to avoid overallocation by showing you how to assign resources in a project schedule, use different resource views and load resources according to a team's capabilities. Finally, you will get up to speed with the execution of Agile projects and understand how to use Kanban and Scrum features.
By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with Microsoft Project and have the skills you need to use it effectively in every stage of project management.

What you will learn

  • Create efficient project plans using Microsoft Project 2019
  • Identify and protect the critical path in your project and mitigate project risks
  • Understand how to create automated dynamic reports
  • Get to grips with resolving complex issues related to time, budget and resource allocation
  • Become well-versed with executing Agile projects using MS Project
  • Understand how to create custom reports and make them available for future projects

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anyone using Microsoft Office and looking to use MS Project to manage their projects efficiently. Project managers or anyone interested in project management will also find this book useful. Basic knowledge of Windows UI and MS Office products is expected.
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Section 1: The Iron Triangle – a Quick Primer for Project Management
Chapter 1: Project Management – the Essential Primer

Section 2: Project Initiation with Microsoft Project
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Microsoft Project
Chapter 3: Initiating projects with Microsoft Project
Chapter 4: Underlying Concepts of Microsoft Project
Chapter 5: Resource Management with Microsoft Project

Section 3: Project Planning Like a Pro!
Chapter 6: Work Breakdown Structure – the Single Critical Factor
Chapter 7: Tasks – under the Microscope
Chapter 8: Mastering Link Dependency and Constraints
Chapter 9: Extended Customization – Task and Gantt Formatting

Section 4: Project Execution – the Real Deal
Chapter 10: Executing Agile Projects with MS Project
Chapter 11: Overallocation – the Bane of Project Managers
Chapter 12: Baselines – Techniques and Best Practices
Chapter 13: Project Tracking Techniques

Section 5: Monitoring and Control with Microsoft Project
Chapter 14: Views, Tables, and Customization
Chapter 15: Resource and Cost Management
Chapter 16: Critical Path Monitoring and Advanced Techniques
Chapter 17: Project Reports 101

Section 6: Project Closure with Microsoft Project
Chapter 18: Reviewing Projects and Creating Templates for Success
Chapter 19: Advanced Custom Reports and Templates
Chapter 20: Book Conclusion and Next Steps

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