Project 2016 For Dummies
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The easy way to take control of project timelines, resources, budgets, and details
Project manager, meet your new assistant! Once you discover Project 2016 you'll be amazed at how efficient and effective the project management process can be. Written by an expert author who knows project management processes backward and forward, this friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to get started, enter tasks and estimate durations, work with resources and costs, fine-tune your schedule, set baselines, collect data, analyze progress, and keep your projects on track.
How many times have you heard people in the office mutter under their breath, 'These projects never run on time?' Well, now they can! Project 2016 For Dummies shows you how to use the latest version of Microsoft Project to create realistic project timelines, make the most of available resources, keep on top of all those pesky details, and, finally, complete your project on time and on budget. Easy!
- Fully updated to reflect the latest software changes in Microsoft Project 2016
- All-new case studies and examples highlight the relevance of key features of Microsoft Project 2016
- Exposes the correlation between what project managers do and how Microsoft Project 2016 supports their work
- Covers working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, gathering and tracking data, and more
If you're a time-pressured project manager looking to make your life—and your projects—easier, Project 2016 For Dummies shows you how to get things done!
resource is assigned to, Project 2016 uses only common hours to schedule the resource. For example, if the task calendar allows work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the resource calendar allows work from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., the resource works from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is the only period the calendars have in common. You can set a task to ignore resource calendar settings by opening the Task Information dialog box (double-click the task name in Gantt Chart view) and selecting the Scheduling Ignores
but it does allow you to add fields of your own. You can use these fields for anything, but one useful way is to code resources by skill level. You can use a rating system such as A, B, and C or use terms such as Exp for an experienced worker and Beg for a beginning-level worker. Here’s how to add a custom field: Display the Resource Sheet (or whatever sheet in which you want to view the custom field). Scroll to the right on the sheet until you get to the end of the columns and click the Add
13-3: Add text to as many as five locations in and around taskbars. If you want to make the same types of changes to an individual taskbar rather than to all taskbars of a certain type, right-click the taskbar and choose the Format Bar option. The Format Bar dialog box appears, offering the same Text and Bars tabs found in the Bar Styles dialog box, without the options at the top to select the type of item to format. Zeroing in on critical issues The Gantt chart doesn’t show the critical path
formatted. As with any changes to formatting, you’re tampering with the way Project codes visual information for readers. Be cautious about making formatting changes that cause the plan to be difficult to read for those who are accustomed to the default Project formatting. To modify progress-line formatting: Display Gantt Chart view. Right-click the chart portion of the view and choose Progress Lines. The Progress Lines dialog box appears (refer to Figure 16-3). Select the Line Styles tab.
managing, and controlling project variables to meet the project outcomes and mission. Project Server A network-based tool for managing projects across the enterprise. A project manager can use Project Professional to publish a project to Project Server. The project manager, team members, and stakeholders can then view and work with the project data stored in Project Server via a tool called Project Web App. Project Web App A web-based companion product of Microsoft Project Server that enables