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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office Project2007


We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Project proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Project 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office Project2007 is the only book you need.




• Leverage Microsoft Project 2007 to support your management processes, communication and collaboration within your organization

• Manage your project through initiation, tracking, controlling, performance measuring , and closing

• Model real life project scenarios with the scheduling engine

• Define tasks, milestones, summary tasks, and recurring tasks to create your project schedule

• Create task relationships, constraints, and perform advanced actions on tasks

• Customize the project to fit your needs

• Use views, tables, filters, and groups to review your project and application interface schedule

• Manipulate Microsoft Project 2007 data using other Microsoft Office applications

• Implement Visual Reports to allow 3D models of project data for sharing and analysis

• Master advanced features with built-in and advanced manual techniques


Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 continues the great QUE tradition of bringing together all of the features and capabilities of our software in a logical, easy-to-follow manner. With the knowledge and experience that QuantumPM, LLC brings to the domain of project management and to the use of Microsoft® Office Project 2007, this book should be on every desktop!”

–Mike Angiulo, General Manager, Microsoft’s Office Project Business Unit


QuantumPM, LLC is a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real world problems. The company combines state-of-the-art tools from Microsoft and other technology leaders, its own expertise, and industry best practices to create solutions that support the way their customers work. QuantumPM services include Management Consulting, Technical Consulting, Training, Hosting Services, Earned Value Management, and Business Intelligence solutions. This book is a culmination of many experiences, people, and industries that together make up QuantumPM, LLC. It includes many insights into Microsoft Office Project 2007 from the experts who have used this tool in the field for many years.



I Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007

1 Power of Microsoft Project 2007

2 Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Start

3 Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain

II Organizing for Success–Project Initiation and Planning

4 Getting Started After Business Initiative Is Approved

5 Setting Up Project for Your Use

6 Creating Your Project Schedule

7 Defining Task Logic

8 Defining Project Resources

9 Understanding Work Formula Basics

10 Scheduling Single and Multiple Resource Assignments

11 Using Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups to Review Your Schedule

12 Performing a Schedule Reality Check

III Project Execution Through Completion

13 Tracking Your Project Progress

14 Analyzing Performance

15 Using Reports for Tracking and Control

16 Revising the Schedule

17 Closing the Project

IV Tailoring Microsoft Office Project 2007 to Your Needs

18 Managing Project Files

19 Formatting Views

20 Creating and Customizing the Basic Reports

21 Creating and Customizing Visual Reports

22 Customizing Views, Tables, Filters, Groups, and Fields

23 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms

V Microsoft Office Project 2007 Knowledge In Depth

24 Working with Multiple Projects

25 Resolving Resource Allocation Problems

26 Exporting and Importing Project Data

27 Manipulating Data Using Other Applications



About the Author

Unlike most books, Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 was not written by an individual, but rather a group of experts from QuantumPM, LLC (QPM). The authors are undeniable experts; they have used Microsoft Project within their organization and have helped hundreds of customers understand and use this software. In addition, the QPM team works closely with the Microsoft team to support the rollout of the product and to provide input for future versions.


QuantumPM, LLC is a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real-world problems. QuantumPM services include management consulting, technical consulting, training, hosting services, earned value management, and business intelligence solutions. To this end, QPM works closely with Microsoft, Inc., as a Gold Certified Partner, and with the Project Management Institute, as a Registered Education Provider and active participant in standards development and various local chapter activities. These partnerships allow QuantumPM, LLC to provide state-of-the-art products and services to its customers. This book was written using a different approach than a lot of other books. In addition to the authoring team, several subject matter experts (SMEs) provided their expertise and guidance on the various aspects of the content. Contributing writers from the QPM team then composed chapters based on the author’s and SME’s input. Each participating member of the QuantumPM team has brought his or her unique perspective to this effort. Following are the QuantumPM team members who worked many long hours to develop the contents of this book:


Project manager and internal editor–Genie Peshkova

Subject matter experts–Kris Athey, Julie Batista, Rose Blackburn, Michelle Dalco, Steve Drevon, Mark Everett, Scott Footlik, Patti Jansen, Bruce Johnson, Yvonne Lett, Genie Peshkova, Jamie Wyant, and Russ Young

Authors–Kris Athey, Rose Blackburn, Patti Jansen, Chris Newton, Genie Peshkova, and Russ Young

Contributing writers–Chris Newton and Brian McCabe


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Kindle version 17 Mar 2008
By Robin W. Gates - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a long time MS Project user and have owned several Project books. I have read about 1/3 of this book and feel that it is excellent. It works in very helpful advice about project management principles so it is much more than a manual on how to use the software. This is the Kindle version which I generally love. It is great to have this 1,000 page manual available at my finger tips. The only reason I gave it four stars rather than five is that the illustrations don't show up very well in the Kindle. They really need to be enlarged to see them and I haven't found a way to do that with the Kindle. That is my only complaint.
Great book - Font too small 5 Nov 2010
By Parth Vasa - Published on Amazon.com
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This a great book. It has no cd but perhaps a magnifying glass should be included. Whats up editors? Tried reading 1000pages with small font? This could be the first book that could get a user liability suit for damaging eyes! (a joke, but true).
By D. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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MS 2007 Project is GREAT...I have found using MS 2007 Project much easier to use, and share work with others.
excellent book 19 Aug 2010
By Ronny - Published on Amazon.com
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it actually has EVERYTHING you need to manage Project. If you need to learn, there is how.
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