This book provides readers with everything they need to make the most of
Project 2003. Project 2003 helps users manage projects indepently or as part of
a large organization. Business professionals can gain access into their
portfolio of projects, and collaborate on the documents, issues and risks
associated with those projects.
Special Edition Using Office Project 2003, covers both Standard and
Enterprise Project Management versions and provides direct answers about how to
put a project schedule together. It is organized to follow the project cycle of
initializing and developing a plan, implementing the plan, tracking progress and
adjusting to changes and unforeseen events, and preparing the final reports.
Table of Contents：
Why You Should Use This Book. Why You Should Use
Microsoft Project. What's New in Microsoft Project 2003. How This Book Is
Organized. Special Features in This Book.
I. GETTING STARTED WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT.
1. The Power of Microsoft Project 2003.
Exploring Project Management. What Microsoft
Project 2003 Can Do for You. Some General, Common-Sense Guidelines for Project
Managers. A Checklist for Using Microsoft Project. Project Management Scheduling
2. Learning the Basics of Microsoft
Starting and Exiting Microsoft Project.
Exploring the Microsoft Project Window. Using Learning Aids. Introducing the
Gantt Chart View. Changing Views. Scrolling and Selecting Data Fields.
3. Setting Up a Project Document.
Supplying Information for a New Project.
Selecting the Environment Options. Defining a Calendar of Working Time.
4. Managing Project Files.
Saving and Protecting Files. Creating and Using
Templates. Working with the Organizer and the Global File. Troubleshooting.
II. SCHEDULING TASKS.
5. Creating a Task List.
Approaching the Planning Process. Entering Tasks
in a Gantt Chart. Understanding the Fields in the Task Table. Entering Task
Names. Editing the Task List. Using the Task Information Dialog Box to Edit
Tasks. Entering Task Duration. Defining Milestones. Using Recurring Tasks.
Attaching Notes to Tasks. Attaching Hyperlinks to Tasks. Using Other Views to
Create Tasks. Outlining the Task List. Using Custom WBS Codes. Using Custom
Outline Numbers. Printing the Project Task List. Troubleshooting. Project
Extras: Letting Project Calculate Duration.
6. Entering Scheduling Requirements.
An Overview of Scheduling. Understanding
Dependency Links. Entering Dependency Links. Working with Task Constraints.
Entering Deadline Dates. Splitting Tasks Creating and Using Task Calendars.
Troubleshooting. Project Extras.
7. Viewing Your Schedule.
Working with the Gantt Chart View. Adding
Graphics and Text to Gantt Charts. Working with the Calendar View. Working with
the Network Diagram View. Troubleshooting.
III. ASSIGNING RESOURCES AND COSTS.
8. Defining Resources and Costs.
Understanding How Project Uses Resources and
Costs. Understanding Resources and Costs. Defining the Resource Pool. Using the
Resource Fields. Setting the Automatically Add New Resources and Tasks Option.
Sorting Resources. Grouping Resources. Filtering Resources. Troubleshooting.
9. Understanding Resource Scheduling.
Learning About Resource Scheduling. Reviewing
the Essential Components of Work Resource Assignments. Understanding the
Resource Assignment Fields. Understanding the Work Formula. Choosing the Task
Type. Understanding Effort-Driven Tasks. Modifying Resource Assignments.
Understanding the Driver Resource Concept. Calculating Task Duration with
Multiple Resources Assigned. Troubleshooting.
10. Assigning Resources and Costs to Tasks.
An Overview of Assigning Resources. Selecting
the Appropriate Task Settings. Assigning Resources to Tasks. Assigning Fixed
Costs and Fixed Contract Fees. Troubleshooting.
11. Resolving Resource Assignment
Understanding How Resource Overallocations
Occur. Identifying Resource Overallocations. Strategies for Eliminating Resource
Overallocations. Eliminating Resource Overallocations Yourself. Letting Project
Level Overallocated Resources for You. Troubleshooting.
IV. REVIEWING AND DISTRIBUTING THE PROJECT.
12. Reviewing the Project Plan.
Looking at the Big Picture. Realigning the Plan.
Finalizing the Plan. Troubleshooting.
13. Printing Views and Reports.
Using the Print Commands. Changing the Printer
Setup. Using the Project Guide Toolbar. Printing Views. Printing Project's
Predesigned Reports. Troubleshooting.
V. TRACKING AND ANALYZING PROGRESS.
14. Tracking Work on a Project.
An Overview of Tracking. Using Project Guide for
Tracking. Working with Project Baselines. Tracking a Project's Performance and
15. Analyzing Progress and Revising the
Project Management Overview. Reviewing the
Current Status of a Project. Analyzing Performance with Earned Value Analysis.
Revising a Schedule to Complete on Time and on Budget. Troubleshooting.
VI. COORDINATING PROJECTS AND SHARING DATA.
16. Working with Multiple
Using the Window Commands. Displaying Tasks from
Different Files in the Same Window. Creating Subprojects and Master Projects.
Creating Links Between Tasks in Separate Projects. Sharing Resources among
17. Exporting and Importing Project Data with
Other File Formats.
Exchanging Project Data with Other Applications.
File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project 2003. Importing Project 2003 Data
from Other Project Management Applications. Exporting Project 2003 Data to Older
Versions of Microsoft Project. Using the Import/Export Wizard. Saving an Entire
Project in a Database. Exchanging Selected Parts of a Project with Other
Formats. Using Microsoft Project 2003 As an OLE DB Provider. Troubleshooting.
18. Copying, Pasting, and Inserting Data with
Copying Selected Data Between Applications.
Linking Selected Data Between Applications. Working with Objects. Placing
Objects into Microsoft Project. Placing Project Objects into Other Applications.
VII. USING AND CUSTOMIZING THE DISPLAY.
19. Using the Standard Views, Tables,
Filters, and Groups.
Exploring the Standard Views. Exploring the
Standard Tables. Exploring the Standard Filters. Exploring the Standard Groups.
20. Formatting Views.
Using the Common Format Options in the Standard
Views. Formatting the Gantt Chart View. Formatting the Calendar View. Formatting
the Network Diagram View. Formatting the Task and Resource Form Views.
Formatting the Resource Graph View. Formatting the Resource Usage View.
Formatting the Task Usage View. Formatting the Sheet Views. Troubleshooting.
21. Customizing Views, Tables, Fields,
Filters, and Groups.
Creating New Views. Using and Creating Tables.
Customizing Fields. Creating Custom Filters. Creating Custom Filters with
AutoFilter. Creating Custom Groups. Organizing Views and Other Custom Elements
in Project Files. Troubleshooting.
22. Using and Customizing the Standard
Understanding the Standard Reports. Customizing
Reports. Creating Reports. Using the Common Customization Controls. Customizing
Specific Report Types. Saving and Sharing Custom Reports. Troubleshooting.
23. Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms.
Altering the Behavior of Personalized Menus and
Toolbars. Customizing Toolbars. Customizing Menu Bars. Customizing Forms.
VIII. USING PROJECT SERVER AND PROJECT PROFESSIONAL.
24. Introduction to Microsoft Office Project
Enterprise Project Management Using Microsoft
Office Project Server 2003. System Architecture and Requirements. Planning for
Enterprise Information Sharing. Planning for Global Settings. Using Enterprise
25. Enterprise Project Administration.
System Administration. Project Web Access
Administration. Managing Views. Building OLAP Cubes and Updating Resource
Tables. Managing Project Versions. Database Administration and Management.
Project Professional Administration. Managing the Enterprise Global Template.
Using Enterprise Outline Codes and Custom Fields. Managing Enterprise Project
and Resource Calendars. Performing Enterprise Global Backup and Restore.
Importing Resources. Importing Projects.
26. Enterprise Project Management.
Using the Project Center Views. Using Project
Center Build Team. Opening and Using Multiple Enterprise Projects. Check-in
Projects from Project Center. Using Administrative Projects. Analyzing
Enterprise Projects. Using Enterprise Templates. Working with Enterprise
Versions. Working with Enterprise Project Codes.
27. Enterprise Resource Management.
An Overview of Enterprise Resource Management.
Managing Enterprise Resources in Resource Center. Creating Custom Enterprise
Resource Outline Code. Working with Enterprise Resources.
28. Enterprise Collaboration.
Introduction to Enterprise Collaboration. Using
Project Web Access Tasks for Timesheets. Updating and Revising Timesheets. Using
Project Status Reports. Storing Project Artifact Documents. Managing Risks.
Managing Issues. Using Microsoft Outlook with Project Server 2003.