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Introduction and Review
If you are ever responsible for
coordinating a variety of specific tasks that
must be completed within a specific timeframe
for a set amount of money, you are a project
manager, then this tutorial is for you.
Developing a software product,
publishing a newsletter, implementing a training
program, starting a new business or even building
a new home are some of the projects that millions
of people embark upon everyday. How does Microsoft
Project 2000 help you do this? It helps you
put together a plan of action, fill in and organize
all the details that must be completed in order
to achieve your goal. Right from building a
new project to preparing your project for publication,
tracking progress, analyzing costs, assessing
the quality of your project and managing multiple
projects, Microsoft Project 2000 does it all.
Project 2000 is based on the Office
2000 software model and is the newest version
of this software. What's new in Project 2000?
Apart from being an easy and flexible tool it
expands into web compatible software, thus enabling
easy communication. It expands the workgroup
features that originally appeared in Project
98. Along with Microsoft Project Central 2000
and Microsoft Internet Information server, members
in any team can view project data with any browser
and exchange information easily, irrespective
of their locations. A project can be saved into
the corporate Intranet and email workgroup features
can then be used for communication. Programs
such as text readers and speech recognition
software can be configured easily to work with
Project. To summarize, Microsoft Project 2000
helps you stay in control with minimum effort
and in minimum time.
Before we begin our first lesson,
let us acquaint ourselves with a few terms and
definitions that will be used often.
They are a division of all the
work that needs to be completed in order to
accomplish the project goals.
of any project is a combination
of all individual tasks and their goals.
can be people, equipment, materials
or services that are needed to complete various
tasks. The amount of resources affects the scope
and time of any project.
The Microsoft Project 2000 communicates
with you through its interface - charts graphs
and sheets, menus, toolbars and dialog boxes.
At the top of the window you see
the customary the Title Bar that will indicate
the name of the project that you are working
a) Toolbars provide shortcut access
to frequently used functions. Although Microsoft
Project displays only the Standard Toolbar and
the Formatting Toolbar, Microsoft Project has
12 toolbars in all. To display the remaining
toolbars, choose View, Toolbars from the menu
and click an unchecked toolbar to display it.
To view more information about that toolbar,
click on its name to display its buttons and
their descriptions. Microsoft Project also allows
creating your own custom toolbars in Microsoft
The entry bar displays progress
messages during actions.
Status bar at the bottom of the
window displays messages and information when
certain actions are in progress like entering
data, opening or saving a file.
The View bar on the left is a
scroll-down bar that displays a column of icons
representing various views.
Before embarking on the project
you need to put down a few key points very clearly