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1 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A1 Appendix A: Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2002

2 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A2 Introduction Microsoft Project is the clear market leader among desktop project management applications According to the Gartner Group, it accounts for about two-thirds of all project management software sales A survey of 1,000 project managers showed that Project was by far the most used computerized project management tool

3 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A3 Users of Project 2002 Even with its popularity, however, Project is not nearly as widespread in its use as products like Word or Excel You must understand basic project management concepts before using any project management software In 2002 Microsoft released a new version, which includes Project Standard 2002 and the Solution for Enterprise Project Management

4 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A4 Figure A-1 Project 2002 Standard Desktop application For individual business and project managers Most similar to Project 2000 Includes one Client Access License (CAL) Project Server 2002 Project Web Access Microsoft Solution for Enterprise Project Management Microsoft Project Standard 2002 Microsoft SQL Server Project team members and executives use CALs to access project information Project managers use on their desktops, provides full functionality Project Professional 2002 Server software, central location for project-related information, comes with five CALs Required for enterprise project management functionality

5 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A5 New Features of Project Standard 2002 New interactive help tool called the Project Guide Microsoft Office XP interface Smart tags Improved integration with Microsoft Excel and Outlook Resource availability graphs XML file format

6 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A6 Microsoft Solution for Enterprise Project Management Features Enterprise resource pool Skill-based resource assignment and replacement Improved notifications and Web-based timesheets and status reports Document library using Microsoft SharePoint Team Services Issue tracking database Project portfolio views Modeling and scenario analysis tools Real-time reporting Enterprise codes, custom fields, and templates Project data security layer Load balancing and clustering

7 IT Project Management, Third Edition Appendix A7 Advice on Using Appendix A Appendix A is meant to be read and followed while using Project Standard 2002 Your text should include a 120-day copy of Project Standard 2002; you can also order an evaluation copy from Load the software and follow the steps in Appendix A to learn how to use this powerful software Note: If you are using a recent or newer release, many functions will work the same, but screen shots will vary


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