Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2007

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The Book By and For Professionals
By Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, MCTS, MCITP
Softcover, 7.5 x 9.25, 760 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-87-5
June 2008
Co-Published with International Institute for Learning, Inc.

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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 of Eric Uyttewaal’s best-selling book on Microsoft Project 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.

Key Features

  • Completely aligned with PMBOK® Guide – 3rd Edition from the Project Management Institute
  • Includes two new chapters on Enterprise Project Management and Earned Value Management
  • Teaches how to build dynamic schedules that will decrease the time you spend on scheduling and provides a useful model for developing what-if scenarios
  • Explains the new concept of Resource Critical Path for optimizing resource-constrained schedules and provides a macro to identify this path automatically
  • Features many helpful screen shots, illustrations, stories, cartoons, hands-on exercises, review questions, and case studies that makes learning easy
  • Illustrates tested step-by-step processes with real-life examples drawn from various industries and government
  • Offers downloadable exercise files, certified real-life schedules, filters to check your own project and a solutions manual for college professors — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, is a Microsoft® Project expert and runs Latin American operations for International Institute for Learning (IIL), a global leader that provides project, program, and portfolio management, Microsoft Office Project and Project Server, Six Sigma, and Business Analysis training and consulting solutions to businesses. He heads the IIL team that is currently creating the 2007 Microsoft Official Courses for Project and Project Server. Ambriz has provided services to a wide range of clients, including Banamex/Citigroup, PEMEX, Hewlett Packard, TELMEX, and IBM/Tecnosys. He consults in the areas of business analysis and Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management, and has created customized courses in Spanish for clients in Mexico, Latin America and Spain. Ambriz is also a tenured professor in the engineering department of La Salle University, in Mexico City; serves on Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) Advisory Group; was a former president of PMI’s Mexico chapter; and speaks regularly at local and international PMI events.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — Concepts of Enterprise Project Management (EPM)
Chapter 2 — Getting Started with Project 2007
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 — Case Studies
Appendix 2 — Consolidated Schedules


“A clearly written and easy-to-use book that helps unleash the true power of Project 2007. A must have for any project manager.”
Dr. Harold Kerzner, Best-Selling Author and Project Management Guru

“This quality book will help you make a good schedule great! The benefits are immediate. You’ll want to keep this book nearby!”
Jeff Janke, PMP, PRINCE2™, Senior Project Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory & Past President, PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter