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Chapter 1
Project Management: What Is It,
and Why Should You Care?
In This Chapter
Discovering how traditional project management makes the move to software
Understanding what elements of a project are managed in Project
Understanding the project manager’s role
Exploring the role of the Internet in project management
Getting started using Project Guide
Using a template to start a new project
Saving a project file
Finding help in Project
Welcome to the world of computerized project management with
Microsoft Project. If you’ve never used project management software,
you’re entering a brave, new world. It’s like walking from the office of 25 years
ago — with no fax, voicemail, or e-mail — into the office of today with its
wealth of high-tech devices.
Everything you used to do with handwritten to-do lists, word processors, and
spreadsheets all magically comes together in Project. However, this
transition won’t come in a moment, and you need a basic understanding of what
project management software can do to get you up to speed. If you’ve used
previous versions of Project, this little overview can help you refresh your
memory as well as ease you into a few of the new features of Project 2007.
So, even if you’re a seasoned project manager, take a minute to review this
chapter. It provides the foundation for how you’ll work with Project from here on.
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