Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft® Project 2013

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The Book By and For Professionals
By Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, MS, MCP and Mario Landa, PMP, MGM, MS, MCP
Softcover, 7.5 x 9.25, 712 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-112-6
October 2014

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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!

Key Features

  • Fully aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth EditionThe Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures – Second EditionThe Practice Standard for Scheduling – Second Edition, and The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management – Second Edition by the Project Management Institute
  • Validated training material for the new Microsoft Certification Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft® Project 2013
  • Captures the best practices and insights that have been gained from thousands of real-life schedules and years of training project managers across all industries
  • WAV™ offers downloadable exercise files, a glossary of terms, filters to check your own project, an advance topics appendix, and a solutions manual for college professors available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Rodolfo Ambriz (Civil Engineer, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, MS, MCP, and Registered Practitioner of MSP, MoP, and Managing Benefits) is Managing Director of IIL Mexico, S.A. de C.V., responsible for corporate business in Latin America. He has extensive experience in project management methodologies, consulting and training, mostly in large to very large projects in Mexico, as well as in other Latin American countries. He is Past President of the PMI® Mexico Chapter, Past Director of the PMI® Latin America Regional Advocacy Committee, PMI Global PMBOK® Guide Spanish translation committee member, speaker and panelist at various PMI Global Congresses, author of Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2007 and Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010, contributor and writer of articles for MPUG and allPM, and a REP Advisory Group Member. He is also a professor at La Salle University in Mexico City.

Mario Landa (Civil Engineer, MBA, MGM, PMP, MS, MCP) is Director of EPM Curriculum and Course Development at IIL, Inc. He has extensive experience as an instructor and consultant specialized in project, program, and portfolio management; as well as implementing enterprise project management solutions with Microsoft® Project and Project Server, providing support and consulting to multinational companies in many industries, as well as governmental institutions. Mario has also participated as a trainer at La Salle University and a guest lecturer at the MPUG Mexico Chapter and the PMI® NYC chapter. He has acted as an SME in IIL’s Project curriculum since 2007, including Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2007, and was a contributing author for Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Concepts of Project Management
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Project 2013
Chapter 3: Entering Tasks
Chapter 4: Entering Estimates
Chapter 5: Entering Dependencies
Chapter 6: Entering Deadlines, Constraints and Task Calendars
Chapter 7: Entering Resources
Chapter 8: Entering Assignments
Chapter 9: Optimizing the Schedule
Chapter 10: Updating the Schedule
Chapter 11: Reporting
Chapter 12: Earned Value Management
Chapter 13: Evaluating the Project
Chapter 14: Summary
Appendix 1: Consolidated Schedules


“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