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Project Management Using Microsoft Project 2019

A Training and Reference Guide for Project Managers Using Standard, Professional, Server, Web Application and Project Online for Office 365

Project Management Using Microsoft Project is an all-in-one training guide, textbook, and reference that covers each product of the Microsoft Project 2019 suite.Many training guides on technology are primarily manuals on features and functions of the software. The goal of this book is to show why those features and functions are important from a project management standpoint (based on PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge), and then demonstrate how to effectively leverage that value through the use of Microsoft Project 2019.This is the third edition of a text that has been well-received by the project management community across 25 different countries since the release of Project 2013. The information in this book was selected based on Project Assistants’ 25 years of project management consulting, Microsoft Project training, and managing real-world projects with Microsoft Project.This text is carefully designed to serve as a training guide, textbook, and/or reference guide. Included with the book are hands-on exercises with step-by-step illustrations built from actual Microsoft Project files that can be downloaded from our training webpage. There is a robust index as well as intuitively organized and clearly delineated sections, chapters, and sub-sections for easy reference. Each chapter has a learning-oriented structure with objectives at the beginning and 25-50 questions at the end that reinforce those points of emphasis. We also provide all answer keys and supporting PowerPoint slides for academic instructors upon request.
Table of contents :

Acknowledgements
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction
1.1 Using This Guide
1.2 High-Level Overview of Microsoft Project 2019
Understanding Project Management Concepts
2.1 What is Project Management?
2.2 The Importance of Methodology to Project Management
2.3 Project Phases and the Project Lifecycle
2.4 Project Stakeholders and Organizational Influences
2.5 Project Processes
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2019
3.1 How Microsoft Project 2019 Handles Data
3.2 The Ribbon in Microsoft Project 2019
3.3 Navigating in Microsoft Project 2019 Views
3.4 Help Options in Microsoft Project 2019
3.5 Finding the Right Information
Project Definition
Understanding Project Definition
4.1 Defining Your Project and Understanding the Definition Process
4.2 Initiating a Project
4.3 Planning the Scope of a Project
4.4 Scope Definition
4.5 Scope Verification
Defining Your Project Using Microsoft Project 2019
5.1 Creating a New Project
5.2 Providing Project Information
5.3 Setting File Properties
5.4 Setting Local Calendar Information
5.5 Project Definition Review Exercise
Project Task Planning
Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
6.1 Creating a Project Work Plan
6.2 Determining Logical Relationships of Tasks in Your WBS
6.3 Resource Planning and Acquisition
6.4 Team Development
6.5 Cost Estimating and Budgeting
Building a Work Breakdown Structure with Microsoft Project 2019
7.1 Building the Work Breakdown Structure
7.2 Modifying and Editing the WBS
7.3 Creating Task Dependencies
7.4 Task Types and Scheduling
7.5 Estimating Task Size
7.6 Manual Task Scheduling
7.7 Task Planning Review Exercise
Managing Project Resources and Assignments
8.1 Defining Project Resource Types with Microsoft Project 2019
8.2 Assigning Resources to Tasks
8.3 Cost Planning with Microsoft Project
8.4 Constraints
8.5 Resource and Assignment Review Exercise
Using Microsoft Project 2019 to Optimize the Plan
9.1 Identifying the Critical Path
9.2 Adding Recurring Tasks and Using Task Calendars
9.3 Managing Resource Workloads and Resolving Resource Over-allocations
9.4 Setting the Project Baseline
9.5 Communicating the Project Plan (Introduction)
9.6 Optimizing the Plan Review Exercise
Enterprise Project Management
Creating Enterprise Projects
10.1 How Microsoft Project 2019 Communicates with Project Server 2019 and Project Online
10.2 Publishing a Project to Microsoft Project Server 2019
10.3 Enterprise Resource Management
10.4 Working with Multiple Projects: Inter-Project Dependencies
10.5 Program Management
Monitoring and Controlling – The Project Manager’s Functions
11.1 Project Execution – Background
11.2 Tracking with Microsoft Project 2019
11.3 Entering Actual Progress Information
Using Project Web Application for Tracking
12.1 Publishing Project Assignments to Team Members
12.2 The Project Web App Home Page
12.3 Tracking Progress Using Project Web App
Other Features in Project Web Application
13.1 Organizing and Viewing Information in Project Web Application
13.2 Web-based Projects
13.3 Team Builder
13.4 Resource Engagements
13.5 Risks, Issues, Deliverables, and Documents
13.6 Project Details Page
Variance Analysis, Plan Revision, and Project Communication
14.1 Variance Analysis
14.2 Plan Revision and Scope Management
14.3 Project Communication Principles
Presenting Project Information with Microsoft Project 2019
15.1 Communication Options
15.2 Using Tables, Filters, Views, and Groups in Microsoft Project 2019
15.3 Defining and Using Custom Fields
15.4 Communicating Project Information
15.5 Exporting Project Information
Concluding Remarks
Index
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