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The Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Survival Guide 1e

ISBN-13: 9781598632842 / ISBN-10: 1598632841

The Go-To Resource for Stumped and Struggling New Users
Lisa A. Bucki,
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2007

Find out how to set up your project for success as you examine an overview of the project management practices followed by Microsoft Project. Put these principles into practice as you create, track, and report on example projects. You'll learn how to develop a comprehensive project plan by adding tasks, resources, and cost information; making assignments; and saving a baseline. See how to track work in a project to stay on schedule after the project moves from the planning phase to the execution phase and how to communicate results. You'll also explore time-saving techniques such as how to share information between other applications and Project and how to share resource information between files.


  • Written for anyone who needs to learn how to use Microsoft Office Project to execute projects with more efficiency and reliability.
  • Focuses on the latest version of the leading project management application.
  • Covers how to build an accurate project plan in Microsoft Project and how to track work to that plan.
  • Features a user-friendly approach and tone, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and end-of-chapter reviews and quizzes.
  • Companion website available here: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1598632841

Part 1: Your First Look at Project Management and Project
Chapter 1 The Project Management Process and Microsoft Project
Chapter 2 Learning Project Basics
Chapter 3 Jump Start: Create and Manage a Project
Part 2: Building a Project Plan
Chapter 4 Creating a Project Plan File and Calendar
Chapter 5 Adding and Organizing Tasks
Chapter 6 Scheduling the Project by Linking Tasks
Chapter 7 Listing the Resources You Need
Chapter 8 Assigning Resources to Tasks
Chapter 9 Enhancing Task and Resource Information
Part 3: Finalizing and Launching a Project
Chapter 10 Reviewing and Adjusting the Plan
Chapter 11 Setting the Baseline and Tracking Work
Part 4: Reviewing and Sharing Results
Chapter 12 Using and Printing Views
Chapter 13 Reporting Project Information
Chapter 14 Other Ways to Share and Communicate
Chapter 15 Enhancing Control with Resource Pools and Master Projects
Appendix A Slight Differences between Windows Versions
Appendix B Special Situations
Lisa A. Bucki
An author, trainer, and a publishing consultant, Lisa A. Bucki has been involved in the computer book business since 1990. She has written and contributed to dozens of books and multimedia works, in addition to providing marketing and training services to her clients.