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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!
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Project 2016 5 Chapter 1: Project Management, Project 2016, and You 7 Chapter 2: Starting the Project 19 Chapter 3: Becoming a Task Master 39 Chapter 4: The Codependent Nature of Tasks 53 Chapter 5: Estimating Task Time 65 Chapter 6: Check Out This View! 81 Part II: Managing Resources 101 Chapter 7: Creating Resources 103 Chapter 8: Working with Calendars 119 Chapter 9: Assigning Resources 133 Chapter 10: Determining a Project's Cost 145 Part III: Before You Baseline 155 Chapter 11: Fine?Tuning Your Plan 157 Chapter 12: Negotiating Project Constraints 171 Chapter 13: Making the Project Look Good 185 Chapter 14: It All Begins with a Baseline 201 Part IV: Staying on Track 211 Chapter 15: On the Right Track 213 Chapter 16: Project Views: Observing Progress 237 Chapter 17: You're Behind  Now What? 251 Chapter 18: Spreading the News: Reporting 267 Chapter 19: Getting Better All the Time 289 Part V: The Part of Tens 299 Chapter 20: Ten Golden Rules of Project Management 301 Chapter 21: Ten Cool Shortcuts in Project 2016 309 Appendix: Glossary 315 Index 325

About the Author

Cynthia Snyder is a well-known speaker, consultant, and trainer on project management, as well as the project manager of the team that updated PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition. Her other books include PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies and A User's Manual to the PMBOK.

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