Microsoft Project 2013 (Step by Step)

Part 1: Introduction to Microsoft Project - Page 17
Part 1: Introduction to Microsoft Project - Page 18
Chapter 1: Microsoft Project, project management and you - Page 19
Meet the Project family - Page 20
New features in Project 2013 - Page 21
What was new in Project 2010 - Page 22
What was new in Project 2010 - Page 23
What was new in Project 2007 - Page 24
You as a project manager - Page 25
Let’s get started! - Page 26
Let’s get started! - Page 27
Let’s get started! - Page 28
Chapter 2: A guided tour of Project - Page 29
The Project interface: Finding your way around - Page 30
The Project interface: Finding your way around - Page 31
The Project interface: Finding your way around - Page 32
The Backstage view: Managing files and setting options - Page 33
The Backstage view: Managing files and setting options - Page 34
The Backstage view: Managing files and setting options - Page 35
The Backstage view: Managing files and setting options - Page 36
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want - Page 37
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want - Page 38
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want - Page 39
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want - Page 40
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want - Page 41
The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want - Page 42
Views: Working with schedule details the way you want - Page 43
Views: Working with schedule details the way you want - Page 44
Views: Working with schedule details the way you want - Page 45
Views: Working with schedule details the way you want - Page 46
Views: Working with schedule details the way you want - Page 47
Views: Working with schedule details the way you want - Page 48
Reports: Seeing project status in new ways - Page 49
Reports: Seeing project status in new ways - Page 50
Reports: Seeing project status in new ways - Page 51
Reports: Seeing project status in new ways - Page 52
Key points - Page 53
Key points - Page 54
Part 2: Simple Scheduling Basics - Page 55
Part 2: Simple Scheduling Basics - Page 56
Chapter 3: Starting a new plan - Page 57
Starting a new plan, and setting its start date - Page 58
Starting a new plan, and setting its start date - Page 59
Starting a new plan, and setting its start date - Page 60
Setting nonworking days in the project calendar - Page 61
Setting nonworking days in the project calendar - Page 62
Setting nonworking days in the project calendar - Page 63
Entering the plan’s title and other properties - Page 64
Entering the plan’s title and other properties - Page 65
Key points - Page 66
Key points - Page 67
Key points - Page 68
Chapter 4: Building a task list - Page 69
Entering task names - Page 70
Entering task names - Page 71
Entering task names - Page 72
Entering task durations - Page 73
Entering task durations - Page 74
Entering task durations - Page 75
Entering task durations - Page 76
Entering task durations - Page 77
Entering a milestone task - Page 78
Creating summary tasks to outline the plan - Page 79
Creating summary tasks to outline the plan - Page 80
Creating summary tasks to outline the plan - Page 81
Creating task dependencies with links - Page 82
Creating task dependencies with links - Page 83
Creating task dependencies with links - Page 84
Creating task dependencies with links - Page 85
Creating task dependencies with links - Page 86
Creating task dependencies with links - Page 87
Switching task scheduling from manual to automatic - Page 88
Switching task scheduling from manual to automatic - Page 89
Switching task scheduling from manual to automatic - Page 90
Switching task scheduling from manual to automatic - Page 91
Checking the plan’s duration and finish date - Page 92
Checking the plan’s duration and finish date - Page 93
Documenting tasks with notes and hyperlinks - Page 94
Documenting tasks with notes and hyperlinks - Page 95
Documenting tasks with notes and hyperlinks - Page 96
Key points - Page 97
Key points - Page 98
Chapter 5: Setting up resources - Page 99
Entering work resource names - Page 100
Entering work resource names - Page 101
Entering work resource names - Page 102
Entering resources’ maximum capacity - Page 103
Entering resources’ maximum capacity - Page 104
Entering resource pay rates - Page 105
Entering resource pay rates - Page 106
Entering resource pay rates - Page 107
Adjusting working time in a resource calendar - Page 108
Adjusting working time in a resource calendar - Page 109
Adjusting working time in a resource calendar - Page 110
Adjusting working time in a resource calendar - Page 111
Adjusting working time in a resource calendar - Page 112
Setting up cost resources - Page 113
Documenting resources with notes - Page 114
Documenting resources with notes - Page 115
Documenting resources with notes - Page 116
Key points - Page 117
Key points - Page 118
Chapter 6: Assigning resources to tasks - Page 119
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 120
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 121
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 122
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 123
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 124
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 125
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 126
Assigning work resources to tasks - Page 127
Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments - Page 128
Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments - Page 129
Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments - Page 130
Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments - Page 131
Assigning cost resources to tasks - Page 132
Assigning cost resources to tasks - Page 133
Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work - Page 134
Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work - Page 135
Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work - Page 136
Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work - Page 137
Key points - Page 138
Key points - Page 139
Key points - Page 140
Chapter 7: Formatting and sharing your plan - Page 141
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 142
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 143
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 144
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 145
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 146
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 147
Customizing a Gantt chart view - Page 148
Customizing a Timeline view - Page 149
Customizing a Timeline view - Page 150
Customizing a Timeline view - Page 151
Customizing reports - Page 152
Customizing reports - Page 153
Customizing reports - Page 154
Copying views and reports - Page 155
Copying views and reports - Page 156
Copying views and reports - Page 157
Copying views and reports - Page 158
Copying views and reports - Page 159
Printing views and reports - Page 160
Printing views and reports - Page 161
Printing views and reports - Page 162
Printing views and reports - Page 163
Printing views and reports - Page 164
Key points - Page 165
Key points - Page 166
Chapter 8: Tracking progress - Page 167
Chapter 8: Tracking progress - Page 168
Saving a baseline of your plan - Page 169
Saving a baseline of your plan - Page 170
Saving a baseline of your plan - Page 171
Tracking a plan as scheduled through a specific date - Page 172
Entering a task’s completion percentage - Page 173
Entering a task’s completion percentage - Page 174
Entering a task’s completion percentage - Page 175
Entering actual values for tasks - Page 176
Entering actual values for tasks - Page 177
Entering actual values for tasks - Page 178
Entering actual values for tasks - Page 179
Entering actual values for tasks - Page 180
Key points - Page 181
Key points - Page 182
Part 3: Advanced Scheduling Techniques - Page 183
Part 3: Advanced Scheduling Techniques - Page 184
Chapter 9: Advanced task scheduling - Page 185
See task relationships with Task Path - Page 186
See task relationships with Task Path - Page 187
See task relationships with Task Path - Page 188
Adjusting task link relationships - Page 189
Adjusting task link relationships - Page 190
Adjusting task link relationships - Page 191
Adjusting task link relationships - Page 192
Adjusting task link relationships - Page 193
Adjusting task link relationships - Page 194
Setting task constraints - Page 195
Setting task constraints - Page 196
Setting task constraints - Page 197
Setting task constraints - Page 198
Setting task constraints - Page 199
Setting task constraints - Page 200
Interrupting work on a task - Page 201
Interrupting work on a task - Page 202
Adjusting working time for individual tasks - Page 203
Adjusting working time for individual tasks - Page 204
Adjusting working time for individual tasks - Page 205
Adjusting working time for individual tasks - Page 206
Control task scheduling with task types - Page 207
Control task scheduling with task types - Page 208
Control task scheduling with task types - Page 209
Control task scheduling with task types - Page 210
Control task scheduling with task types - Page 211
Control task scheduling with task types - Page 212
Key points - Page 213
Key points - Page 214
Chapter 10: Fine-tuning task details - Page 215
Entering deadline dates - Page 216
Entering deadline dates - Page 217
Entering fixed costs - Page 218
Entering fixed costs - Page 219
Setting up a recurring task - Page 220
Setting up a recurring task - Page 221
Setting up a recurring task - Page 222
Setting up a recurring task - Page 223
Viewing the project’s critical path - Page 224
Viewing the project’s critical path - Page 225
Viewing the project’s critical path - Page 226
Scheduling summary tasks manually - Page 227
Scheduling summary tasks manually - Page 228
Scheduling summary tasks manually - Page 229
Scheduling summary tasks manually - Page 230
Key points - Page 231
Key points - Page 232
Chapter 11: Fine-tuning resource and assignment details - Page 233
Setting up resource availability to apply at different times - Page 234
Setting up resource availability to apply at different times - Page 235
Setting up resource availability to apply at different times - Page 236
Entering multiple pay rates for a resource - Page 237
Entering multiple pay rates for a resource - Page 238
Setting up resource pay rates to apply at different times - Page 239
Setting up resource pay rates to apply at different times - Page 240
Setting up material resources - Page 241
Delaying the start of assignments - Page 242
Delaying the start of assignments - Page 243
Delaying the start of assignments - Page 244
Applying contours to assignments - Page 245
Applying contours to assignments - Page 246
Applying contours to assignments - Page 247
Applying contours to assignments - Page 248
Applying contours to assignments - Page 249
Applying different pay rates to assignments - Page 250
Applying different pay rates to assignments - Page 251
Assigning material resources to tasks - Page 252
Assigning material resources to tasks - Page 253
Viewing resource capacity - Page 254
Viewing resource capacity - Page 255
Viewing resource capacity - Page 256
Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view - Page 257
Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view - Page 258
Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view - Page 259
Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view - Page 260
Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view - Page 261
Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view - Page 262
Key points - Page 263
Key points - Page 264
Chapter 12: Fine-tuning the Project plan - Page 265
Examining resource allocations over time - Page 266
Examining resource allocations over time - Page 267
Examining resource allocations over time - Page 268
Examining resource allocations over time - Page 269
Examining resource allocations over time - Page 270
Resolving resource overallocations manually - Page 271
Resolving resource overallocations manually - Page 272
Resolving resource overallocations manually - Page 273
Resolving resource overallocations manually - Page 274
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 275
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 276
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 277
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 278
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 279
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 280
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 281
Leveling overallocated resources - Page 282
Checking the plan’s cost and finish date - Page 283
Checking the plan’s cost and finish date - Page 284
Checking the plan’s cost and finish date - Page 285
Checking the plan’s cost and finish date - Page 286
Inactivating tasks - Page 287
Inactivating tasks - Page 288
Key points - Page 289
Key points - Page 290
Chapter 13: Organizing project details - Page 291
Sorting Project details - Page 292
Sorting Project details - Page 293
Sorting Project details - Page 294
Sorting Project details - Page 295
Grouping Project details - Page 296
Grouping Project details - Page 297
Grouping Project details - Page 298
Grouping Project details - Page 299
Grouping Project details - Page 300
Filtering Project details - Page 301
Filtering Project details - Page 302
Filtering Project details - Page 303
Filtering Project details - Page 304
Filtering Project details - Page 305
Creating new tables - Page 306
Creating new tables - Page 307
Creating new tables - Page 308
Creating new tables - Page 309
Creating new views - Page 310
Creating new views - Page 311
Creating new views - Page 312
Key points - Page 313
Key points - Page 314
Chapter 14: Tracking progress on tasks and assignments - Page 315
Updating a baseline - Page 316
Updating a baseline - Page 317
Updating a baseline - Page 318
Updating a baseline - Page 319
Updating a baseline - Page 320
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 321
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 322
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 323
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 324
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 325
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 326
Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments - Page 327
Tracking timephased actual work for tasks and assignments - Page 328
Tracking timephased actual work for tasks and assignments - Page 329
Tracking timephased actual work for tasks and assignments - Page 330
Tracking timephased actual work for tasks and assignments - Page 331
Tracking timephased actual work for tasks and assignments - Page 332
Rescheduling incomplete work - Page 333
Rescheduling incomplete work - Page 334
Rescheduling incomplete work - Page 335
Key points - Page 336
Key points - Page 337
Key points - Page 338
Chapter 15: Viewing and reporting project status - Page 339
Identifying tasks that have slipped - Page 340
Identifying tasks that have slipped - Page 341
Identifying tasks that have slipped - Page 342
Identifying tasks that have slipped - Page 343
Identifying tasks that have slipped - Page 344
Identifying tasks that have slipped - Page 345
Examining task costs - Page 346
Examining task costs - Page 347
Examining task costs - Page 348
Examining resource costs - Page 349
Examining resource costs - Page 350
Examining resource costs - Page 351
Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view - Page 352
Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view - Page 353
Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view - Page 354
Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view - Page 355
Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view - Page 356
Key points - Page 357
Key points - Page 358
Chapter 16: Getting your project back on track - Page 359
Chapter 16: Getting your project back on track - Page 360
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 361
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 362
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 363
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 364
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 365
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 366
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 367
Troubleshooting time and schedule problems - Page 368
Troubleshooting cost and resource problems - Page 369
Troubleshooting cost and resource problems - Page 370
Troubleshooting cost and resource problems - Page 371
Troubleshooting cost and resource problems - Page 372
Troubleshooting scope-of-work problems - Page 373
Troubleshooting scope-of-work problems - Page 374
Troubleshooting scope-of-work problems - Page 375
Key points - Page 376
Part 4: In-Depth and Special Subjects - Page 377
Part 4: In-Depth and Special Subjects - Page 378
Chapter 17: Applying advanced formatting and printing - Page 379
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 380
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 381
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 382
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 383
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 384
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 385
Formatting a Gantt chart view - Page 386
Formatting a Timeline view - Page 387
Formatting a Timeline view - Page 388
Formatting a Network Diagram view - Page 389
Formatting a Network Diagram view - Page 390
Formatting a Network Diagram view - Page 391
Formatting a Network Diagram view - Page 392
Formatting a Network Diagram view - Page 393
Formatting a Calendar view - Page 394
Formatting a Calendar view - Page 395
Formatting a Calendar view - Page 396
Printing and exporting views - Page 397
Printing and exporting views - Page 398
Printing and exporting views - Page 399
Printing and exporting views - Page 400
Printing and exporting views - Page 401
Printing and exporting views - Page 402
Key points - Page 403
Key points - Page 404
Chapter 18: Advanced report formatting - Page 405
Formatting tables in a report - Page 406
Formatting tables in a report - Page 407
Formatting tables in a report - Page 408
Formatting tables in a report - Page 409
Formatting tables in a report - Page 410
Formatting tables in a report - Page 411
Formatting tables in a report - Page 412
Formatting tables in a report - Page 413
Formatting tables in a report - Page 414
Formatting charts in a report - Page 415
Formatting charts in a report - Page 416
Formatting charts in a report - Page 417
Formatting charts in a report - Page 418
Formatting charts in a report - Page 419
Formatting charts in a report - Page 420
Formatting charts in a report - Page 421
Creating a custom report - Page 422
Creating a custom report - Page 423
Creating a custom report - Page 424
Creating a custom report - Page 425
Creating a custom report - Page 426
Creating a custom report - Page 427
Creating a custom report - Page 428
Creating a custom report - Page 429
Creating a custom report - Page 430
Key points - Page 431
Key points - Page 432
Chapter 19: Customizing Project - Page 433
Sharing custom elements between plans - Page 434
Sharing custom elements between plans - Page 435
Sharing custom elements between plans - Page 436
Sharing custom elements between plans - Page 437
Sharing custom elements between plans - Page 438
Recording macros - Page 439
Recording macros - Page 440
Recording macros - Page 441
Recording macros - Page 442
Recording macros - Page 443
Recording macros - Page 444
Editing macros - Page 445
Editing macros - Page 446
Editing macros - Page 447
Editing macros - Page 448
Editing macros - Page 449
Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Page 450
Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Page 451
Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Page 452
Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Page 453
Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Page 454
Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Page 455
Key points - Page 456
Key points - Page 457
Key points - Page 458
Chapter 20: Sharing information with other programs - Page 459
Copying Project data to other programs - Page 460
Copying Project data to other programs - Page 461
Copying Project data to other programs - Page 462
Copying Project data to other programs - Page 463
Copying Project data to other programs - Page 464
Opening other file formats in Project - Page 465
Opening other file formats in Project - Page 466
Opening other file formats in Project - Page 467
Opening other file formats in Project - Page 468
Opening other file formats in Project - Page 469
Saving to other file formats from Project - Page 470
Saving to other file formats from Project - Page 471
Saving to other file formats from Project - Page 472
Saving to other file formats from Project - Page 473
Saving to other file formats from Project - Page 474
Saving to other file formats from Project - Page 475
Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio - Page 476
Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio - Page 477
Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio - Page 478
Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio - Page 479
Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio - Page 480
Key points - Page 481
Key points - Page 482
Chapter 21: Consolidating projects and resources - Page 483
Creating a resource pool - Page 484
Creating a resource pool - Page 485
Creating a resource pool - Page 486
Creating a resource pool - Page 487
Creating a resource pool - Page 488
Creating a resource pool - Page 489
Viewing assignment details in a resource pool - Page 490
Viewing assignment details in a resource pool - Page 491
Updating assignments in a sharer plan - Page 492
Updating assignments in a sharer plan - Page 493
Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool - Page 494
Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool - Page 495
Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool - Page 496
Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool - Page 497
Updating all plans’ working times in a resource pool - Page 498
Updating all plans’ working times in a resource pool - Page 499
Updating all plans’ working times in a resource pool - Page 500
Linking new plans to a resource pool - Page 501
Linking new plans to a resource pool - Page 502
Linking new plans to a resource pool - Page 503
Linking new plans to a resource pool - Page 504
Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool - Page 505
Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool - Page 506
Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool - Page 507
Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool - Page 508
Consolidating plans - Page 509
Consolidating plans - Page 510
Consolidating plans - Page 511
Creating dependencies between plans - Page 512
Creating dependencies between plans - Page 513
Creating dependencies between plans - Page 514
Creating dependencies between plans - Page 515
Creating dependencies between plans - Page 516
Creating dependencies between plans - Page 517
Key points - Page 518