Microsoft Project Server 2013 Managing Projects and Portfolios

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Author: Gary Chefetz,Margaret Wallace

Publisher: MSProjectExperts

ISBN: 9781934240281

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 2764

After ten years in the market, the "blue book" changes its moniker to Microsoft Project Server 2013 Managing Projects and Portfolios to reflect the new direction for this book and the software. Not only does it cover the objective domain for the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 74-344, it also reflects a new capabilities emphasis driven by Project Online, Microsoft's Project Server in the cloud. After presenting you with a big picture overview of "the new Project Server," we dive right into the topics of most interest to portfolio managers, executives, managers and senior project managers. In fact, you can think of the first five modules of the book as portfolio management essentials. You learn all of the fundamental functionality to implement and support ideation, demand and capacity management, portfolio analyses and project governance. After you are fully primed for portfolio management, the book provides everything a project manager needs to know to be effective managing enterprise projects using Microsoft Project Server 2013.

Microsoft Project Server 2013 for Enterprise Project Management

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Author: James Bulmer

Publisher: Infinity Publishing (PA)

ISBN: 9780741498038

Category: Computers

Page: 700

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Microsoft Project Server 2013 for Enterprise Project Management was written for people who are responsible for developing and maintaining projects and programs using Microsoft Project Professional 2013 connected to Project Server 2013. The book clearly identifies the Project Server administrative options that control the actions that project managers can and cannot take when using Project Server 2013. The new and powerful SharePoint Task Lists functionality that is now part of Project Web App is covered in-depth. It also presents the capabilities of Project Server's Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) capability from the viewpoint of a project manager.

Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2013

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Author: Gary L. Chefetz,Bill Raymond,Rodney Walker

Publisher: MSProjectExperts

ISBN: 9781934240250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1016

View: 4821

Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Sever 2013, the essential reference guide for installing, configuring, and deploying Project Server 2013 now covers Project Online. This book begins with the organizational strategies you need to succeed with an EPM deployment and follows through with an implementation plan and step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring and deploying the SharePoint 2013 and Project Server 2013 platform to your organization. Loaded with best practices, warnings and tips from Project Sever gurus Gary Chefetz and Bill Raymond, Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2013 sets the gold standard for PPM implementations using Project Server.

Project Management Using Microsoft Project 2013

A Training and Reference Guide for Project Managers Using Standard, Professional, Server, Web Application and Project Online

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Author: Gus Cicala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615821887

Category: Microsoft Project

Page: 456

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This training and reference guide will provide an overview of Microsoft Project 2013, from a project manager's perspective. It is also an excellent preparation guide for Microsoft Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013. Project Assistants has been providing Project Management Theory and Microsoft Project training material for our training courses since the release of Microsoft Project version 3 (1993). Prior to the release of Microsoft Project 2013, we were surprised to find that there were no hands-on training manuals available for Microsoft Project 2010 that also covered the enterprise features used in Microsoft Project Professional and Project Web Application. This guide has been created to serve as that comprehensive reference and training guide, assembling content and best practices honed over many years of Microsoft Project and general project management training. Many training guides on technology are primarily manuals on features and functions of the software. The goal of this book is to show why those features and functions are important from a project management standpoint (based on PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK), and then demonstrate how to effectively leverage that value. When used cover-to-cover, this text serves as a comprehensive guide to running a project from initiation to closeout with guides along the way for how to use Microsoft Project. The information in this book was selected based on our 20+ years of project management and Microsoft Project consulting experience, and covers Microsoft Project 2013 Standard, Microsoft Project 2013 Professional, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Microsoft Project Web Application 2013 (PWA) and Microsoft Project Online 2013 for Office 365.

Ultimate Study Guide: Foundations Microsoft Project 2013

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Author: Dale Howard,Gary Chefetz,Rodney Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934240274

Category: Computers

Page: 802

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Use this self-paced study guide to learn Microsoft Project 2013 by working through real-world scheduling scenarios. Download the practice files and follow the hands-on lessons to master the mysteries of the Project 2013 scheduling engine. This book is for beginners and novice users who want to solidify their skills or study for the 74-343 certification exam, Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013. Microsoft Project MVPs Dale Howard and Gary Chefetz put their years of field experience and teaching expertise into the Ultimate Study Guide and loaded it with best practice recommendations, side notes and warnings to help you succeed.

Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project

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Author: Advisicon,Tim Runcie,Doc Dochtermann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118330269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 3904

A guide to Microsoft Project that focuses on developing a successful project management strategy across the organization to drive better decisions Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project goes far beyond the basics of managing projects with Microsoft Project and how to set up and use the software. This unique guide is an indispensable resource for anyone who operates within a Project Management Operation (PMO) or is affected by the adoption of project management within an organization. Its focus is to provide practical and transitional information for those who are charged with making decisions and supporting corporate and strategic objectives, and who face cost and resource constraints. Because more and more companies are aligning project management with their business strategies, the book not only provides guidance on using Microsoft Project and teaching project management skills, but also includes important information on measuring results and communicating with the executive branch. It also provides valuable guidance in using SharePoint Server for social networking and working within a team. Clearly written and presented, the book: Covers work management using Microsoft Project at multiple levels within an organization Focuses on using Microsoft Project 2010 to integrate and support overall organizational strategies Includes hundreds of graphics, screen shots, and annotations that make it the most accessible and usable guide available on the subject Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project is a valuable reference for project managers at all levels, and it sets a new standard for training manuals used by businesses that teach courses on project management using Microsoft Project.

Project 2013 In Depth

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Author: Scott Daley

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 013314335X

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 3471

Do more in less time! This book’s packed with intensely useful Project 2013 knowledge, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. It’s the fastest, best way to master every phase of project management with Project 2013: initiation, planning, scheduling, resource assignments, tracking, revision, completion, and more. You’ll get comfortable with Project 2013’s most valuable new features…master powerful new cloud-based tools for running your projects…even learn to manage complex project portfolios for your entire organization! • Discover what’s new in Project 2013 and get started with new projects fast • Apply project management best practices through Project 2013 • Initiate, plan, and organize projects to maximize your odds of success • Create realistic schedules for your project and all your team members • Define task logic to intelligently link sequences of activities • Identify and eliminate bottlenecks before they interfere with your project • Use Project’s automated scheduling engine to optimize efficiency • Review and tweak your schedule using views, tables, filters, and groups • Track your project’s progress and analyze your performance to date • Adjust resources, tasks, and schedules to reflect project changes • Officially close your project, and evaluate it via Lessons Learned analyses or Earned Value tracking • Tailor Project 2013 to your individual and organizational needs • Leverage Project 2013’s powerful cloud-based collaboration features • Customize reports, including Project 2013’s advanced Visual Reports • Work with multiple projects at once and resolve complex resource allocation problems • Integrate Project 2013 with other Microsoft Office and third-party applications All In Depth books offer • Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions • Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own • Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style Learning, reference, problem-solving...the only Project 2013 book you need!

Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards

A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance

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Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119427320

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Harold Kerzner’s essential strategies on measuring project management performance With the growth of complex projects, stakeholder involvement, and advancements in visual-based technology, metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) are key factors in evaluating project performance. Dashboard reporting systems provide accessible project performance data, and sharing this vital data in a concise and consistent manner is a key communication responsibility of all project managers. This third edition of Kerzner's groundbreaking work, Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance, helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them. Plus, this edition includes new sections on processing dashboard information, portfolio management PMO and metrics, and BI tool flexibility. • Offers comprehensive coverage of the different dashboard types, design issues, and applications Provides full-color dashboards from some of the most successful project management companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and others Aligns with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide and stresses value-driven project management PPT decks are available by chapter and a test bank will be available for use in seminar presentations and courses Get ready to bolster your awareness of what good metrics management really entails today—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively.

SharePoint for Project Management

How to Create a Project Management Information System (PMIS) with SharePoint

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Author: Dux Raymond Sy

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554057

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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"If you are a project manager looking for a technology-based, easily implemented, and usable solution for project communications, document management, and general project organization, this book is for you!"-Susan Weese, PgMP, President and Founder, Rhyming Planet Most companies don't understand SharePoint's power, and use it simply to share documents or spreadsheets. This hands-on book demonstrates how SharePoint can also help you organize and manage complex projects. With SharePoint for Project Management, you'll not only understand how to apply common and practical project management concepts in SharePoint, you'll learn how to build a Project Management Information System (PMIS), customized to your project, that can efficiently coordinate communication and collaboration among team members. With this book, you will: Learn to apply key project management techniques by leveraging SharePoint as a PMIS Track a case study that illustrates the circumstances and processes of an effective SharePoint PMIS Appropriately define access permissions for project stakeholders and team members Centralize project documents and keep track of document history with version control Automate project reporting mechanisms and generate on-demand status reports Track project schedules, control changes, and manage project risks Integrate project management tools such as Excel, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook Each chapter includes activities that let you practice what you learn. Most SharePoint books are either too introductory (for end users), or too technical (for system administrators). SharePoint for Project Management is just what project managers like you need to learn how to harness the organizational abilities of this powerful software.

Microsoft Project 2016

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Author: Microsoft Official Academic Course

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119126401

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 9794

The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbook for Project 2016 is designed to help develop and reinforce common workforce skills within today's competitive job markets. With this textbook students learn to establish and navigate through project resources like establishing and adjusting resource pay rates and working times. Task assignments include assigning work resources and assignments to tasks; allowing certain actions to tag and change Project's scheduling behaviors. Scheduling refinements and formatting allows students to understand the different task types and the effects of the work formulas. Students will be able to understand how to utilize the task information dialog box to change a task type. This edition also covers project reporting, integrating Microsoft Project with other programs, and managing multiple projects at once. Skills mastery of Project 2016 can help students with casework and differentiate job hunters in today's competitive job market.

Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft® Project 2013

The Book By and For Professionals

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Author: Rodolfo Ambriz,Mario Landa

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604271124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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“More than a how-to book, Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft® Project 2013 takes you on a journey from concepts through frameworks and processes and then unleashes the power of Project 2013. Easy to use, the book lays out a solid foundation and the authors masterfully walk you through basic functionality and all the new bells and whistles. Enjoy the ride!” —Scott G. Fass, PMP, Strategy, Operations and PPM Executive Microsoft® Project 2013 is a powerful software tool, and like all tools it requires knowledge and skill to be used to its maximum potential. This fully revised new edition provides users with everything they will need to more easily and effectively manage projects to a successful conclusion. Designed for the busy, practicing project manager, Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft®Project 2013 will help you get up to speed quickly with the new and enhanced features of Project 2013 (including Project Pro for Office 365) and enable you to create effective schedules using best practices, tips & tricks, and step-by-step instruction. Through the use of helpful screenshots, hands-on exercises, illustrations, and review questions, this guide instructs you on how to build dynamic schedules that will allow you to explore what-if scenarios and dramatically decrease the time you spend making static schedule changes. “A must read, reread, and use daily for all project managers” is what PMI’s Project Management Journal had to say about previous editions. This updated version is even better!

Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step

MS Project 2010 SbS _p1

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Author: Carl Chatfield,Timothy Johnson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735649227

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to manage your projects with Project 2010. With Step By Step, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Topics include building a project plan and fine-tuning the details; scheduling tasks, assigning resources, and managing dependencies; monitoring progress and costs; keeping projects on track; communicating project data through Gantt charts and other views.

Project 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide

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Author: Brian Kennemer,Sonia Atchison

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133353648

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Make the most of Project 2013—without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to take control of Project 2013, and use it to efficiently manage every phase of your project, from up-front planning through project completion and post-mortems. Even if you’ve never used Microsoft Project before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project 2013 has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple Project® 2013 could be? This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to running real projects with Project 2013… simple, reliable instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master today’s best project management techniques • Use Project 2013 to solve many key project management problems • Master Project’s revamped interface, from Start screen to Backstage • Leverage Project 2013’s best new features in your day-to-day work • Get comfortable with the Project Window and its powerful views • Set up realistic project schedules and calendars • Add new tasks, dependencies, and resources • Create budgets, track costs, and quickly resolve cost overruns • Smoothly reflect changes in your project • Report on progress, from completed work to anticipated finish dates • Strengthen decision-making with dashboards, plans, and timelines • Streamline processes by integrating Project with SharePoint and Office • Securely share project data with team participants and stakeholders • Improve efficiency by customizing Project’s interface to your needs • Coherently manage complex project portfolios • Extend project management to smartphones, tablets, and the cloud Brian Kennemer, Microsoft MVP for Project and Project Server, has worked with Project since 1997. He served on the Microsoft Consulting Services Global Enterprise Project Management team for five years, and has helped several Microsoft Partners design and deploy Project Server-based systems. Sonia Atchison has worked with Microsoft Project since 1999. In 2006, she joined Microsoft’s writing team, producing extensive help content, videos, and content for Office.com and TechNet.

Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

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Author: Carl Chatfield,Timothy Johnson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735674426

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Experience learning made easy - and quickly teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace - building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Work with Project 2013 on your PC or touch-enabled device Build and fine-tune your project plan Schedule tasks and milestones, and assign resources Track progress and costs, and manage variances Troubleshoot delays and budget overruns Customize Gantt chart views, tables, and calendars Learn project-management best practices

Planet Google

One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know

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Author: Randall Stross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416546960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2007

The Book by and for Professionals

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Author: Rodolfo Ambriz

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1932159878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 780

View: 1403

Microsoft Office Project 2007 can be powerful project management software to help you manage projects more efficiently and effectively if it's used to its maximum potential. This fully revised new edition combines scheduling best practices with valuable recommendations as to why, when, and how to use the various features of Microsoft Office Project 2007 based on research from over 1,000 real-life schedules. Unlike other user manuals, this unique guide gives a complete picture of how to use this software to achieve the best results in practice. “A must read, re-read, and use daily for all project managers” is what PMI's Project Management Journal had to say about the previous edition. This updated version is even better.

Proactive PPM with Microsoft Project 2016 for Project Online and Project Server

A Practical Approach to Building and Managing Schedules with Microsoft Project

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Author: Kenneth Steiness,Dale Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991246434

Category:

Page: 325

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This book focuses on project management best practices with Microsoft Project. It enables project managers to build solid schedules that will reflect the true scope of the project and continuously forecast status through completion.This book is closely aligned with industry standards from the Project Management Institute® (PMI).The overall goal is to teach project managers a practical approach to 'how' they should be using the tools in the context of industry best practices. As such, the book emphasizes the features of Microsoft Project and Project Web App that help facilitate Proactive Project and Portfolio Management (PPM). This book includes:◾Industry Standards and Proactive PPM ◾Introduction to Microsoft Project and Project Web App◾Submitting a Project Proposal ◾Developing the Baseline Schedule ◾Collaborating and Tracking Progress ◾Processing Updates and Taking Corrective Action◾Preparing Status Reports◾Closing out the Project

Collaborating on Enterprise Projects

Using Microsoft Project Server 2010

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Author: Gary Chefetz,Dale A. Howard,Treb Gatte

Publisher: MSProjectExperts

ISBN: 9781934240151

Category: Microsoft Project

Page: 356

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This book is for team members and managers who use Microsoft Project Server 2010 to collaborate on projects by entering progress on tasks, contributing to Project sites, and accessing views and data in the system. If you dont expect your team members and executives to crawl though large books to find the golden nuggets they need to use the software effectively, give them this book instead--it focuses on this audience in a concise and compact presentation. After four generations of Project Server, this remains the only book specifically tailored for this group.

Implementing and Administering

Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

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Author: Gary L. Chefetz,Dale A. Howard

Publisher: MSProjectExperts

ISBN: 9781934240076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 910

View: 6787

This updated Second Edition includes functional updates through Service Pack 2, and is a complete guide to implementing and configuring a Microsoft EPM solution using Microsoft Project Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services, and Microsoft Project Professional 2007. This book provides you with systematic deployment and configuration guidance for creating and maintaining your Project Server configuration and Project Server environment.