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Chapter 1: Microsoft Project, project management and you
Microsoft Project, project
management and you
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Describe the high-level benefits of a dedicated project planning and management
tool like Project.
▪ Distinguish between Project Standard and Project Professional.
▪ Identify the major new features introduced in the 2013 edition, as well as in the
several prior releases of Project, and where in this topic you’ll find hands-on
activities with those features.
▪ Begin to develop your own skills development strategy for mastering Project in the
context of good project-management practice.
Thank you for adding this topic to your Microsoft Project 2013 skills development plan.
This topic is designed as a self-paced tutorial, and you can also use it as a reference. Most
of the chapters that follow include hands-on activities in Project.
This chapter does not involve hands-on work in Project. Instead, read it to better
understand how Project and project management it with your personal skills development
goals. This chapter introduces you to Microsoft Project 2013 and the field of project
Meet the Project application
Microsoft Project 2013 can be the go-to tool in your project-management toolbox. This
book explains how to use Project to build schedules (which we’ll generally call plans )
complete with tasks and resources , use the extensive formatting features in Project to
organize and format the plan’s details, track actual work against the plan, share status, and
take corrective action when things get off track.