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Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step by Cindy Lewis, Carl Chatfield, Timothy Johnson

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


Welcome! This Step by Step book has been designed so that you can read it from the beginning to learn about Microsoft Project 2019 and then build your skills as you learn to perform increasingly specialized procedures. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can jump in wherever you need ready guidance for performing tasks. The how-to steps are delivered crisply and concisely—just the facts. You’ll also find informative, full-color graphics that support the instructional content.

Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step is designed for use as a learning and reference resource by home and business users of Microsoft programs who want to use Project to create and manage projects more efficiently. The content of the book is designed to be useful both for people who have previously used earlier versions of Project and for people who are discovering Project for the first time.

The book’s coverage is divided into chapters representing general Project skill sets. Each part is divided into chapters representing skill set areas, and each chapter is divided into topics that group related skills. Each topic includes expository information followed by generic procedures. At the end of each chapter is a series of practice tasks you can complete on your own by using the skills taught in the chapter. You can use the practice files that are available from this book’s website to work through the practice tasks, or you can use your own files.

Table of Contents

The following table lists the practice files for this book. Chapter Folder Files
Part 1: Get started with Microsoft Project
1: Project, project management, and you Ch01 None
Chapter Folder Files
2: Take a guided tour
TakeGuidedTour.mpp Part 2: Simple scheduling basics
3: Start a new plan
None 4: Build a task list Ch04 SimpleBuildTaskList.mpp
5: Set up resources
SimpleSetUpResources.mpp 6: Assign resources to tasks Ch06 SimpleAssignCheckPlan.mpp
SimpleAssignControlWork.mpp SimpleAssignCostResource.mpp
SimpleAssignWorkResource.mpp 7: Format and share your plan Ch07 SimpleFormat.mpp
8: Track progress: Basic techniques
SimpleTrackActuals.mpp SimpleTrackBaseline.mpp
Part 3: Advanced scheduling techniques
9: Fine-tune task scheduling Ch09 ScheduleTasksAdvanced.mpp
ViewTaskPath.mpp 10: Fine-tune task details Ch10 FineTuneTasks.mpp
11: Fine-tune resource and assignment details
FineTuneAssignments.mpp FineTuneResources.mpp
12: Fine-tune the Project plan
FineTunePlan.mpp 13: Organize plan details Ch13 OrganizeDetails.mpp
14: Track progress: Detailed techniques
RescheduleIncompleteWork.mpp TrackTimephasedWork.mpp
Chapter Folder Files
TrackWork.mpp UpdateBaseline.mpp 15: View and report project status Ch15 ReportStatus.mpp
Part 4: In-depth and special subjects
16: Format and print views: In-depth techniques Ch16 FormatInDepth.mpp
17: Format reports: In-depth techniques
FormatReportsInDepth.mpp 18: Customize Project Ch18 CustomizeProjectA.mpp
CustomizeProjectB.mpp 19: Share information with other programs Ch19 SampleTaskList.xlsx
ShareInformation.mpp 20: Consolidate projects and resources Ch20 ConsolidatePlansA.mpp
ConsolidatePlansB.mpp ShareResourcesA.mpp
ShareResourcesB.mpp 21: Use Agile Project Management with Project Ch21 AgileTeam.mpp
GenerateReports.mpp ProductBacklog.mpp
RecordProgress.mpp TemplateReset.mpp


Before you can complete the practice tasks in this book, you need to download the book’s practice files to your computer from Follow the instructions on the Downloads tab

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