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D Using Microsoft Project Step by Step in Save as PDF or XPS Create PDF or XPS format documents directly from Project. ○ Team. Start Microsoft Project Standard or Professional and save a new . Locate the Chapter02 folder in the Project Step by Step folder on your. Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to manage your projects with Project With Step By Step, you set the.
Alan M. Boyd, Microsoft's Manager of Product Development, introduced the application as an internal tool to help manage the huge number of software projects that were in development at any time inside the company. Boyd wrote the specification and engaged a local Seattle company to develop the prototype. The first commercial version of Project was released for DOS in Microsoft bought all rights to the software in and released version 2. Version 3 for DOS was released in The first Windows version was released in , and was labelled version 1 for Windows.
These we will want to keep, but we also want to have vertical gridlines at the beginning of each month. Now your Gantt chart and associated gridlines will be similar to Figure 9.
Figure 11 This will then include all your current columns in the Task view in the print out view. Figure 12 Gantt Chart Adjustments Now to make certain you Gantt chart, including bar labels, is fully viewable in the dates section of the Settings change the start date to January 1, , Figure 13, which is 4-days before the project start date.
Figure 13 Likewise, change the end date to May 20, , Figure 14, one month after the finish date. Setting the start and finish dates as such will ensure that your Gantt chart relationship arrows and labels are clearly viewable. Figure 14 Your Gantt chart including labels should now be fully viewable as in Figure Figure 16 Your print preview will look similar to Figure Figure 19 You will, however, need to change the Legend width from 2 to 3-inches, Figure Figure 20 You, most likely, will want to limit the bars displayed in the Legend to only those on your Gantt chart.
Then place an asterisk before the Name of every Bar Style that you do not want to display in your Legend, Figure Figure 21 One More Step You are now almost ready to print your schedule.
The last item to change is to hide the Task Mode column, Figure The Task Mode is most likely not of interest to upper level management and program sponsors. Microsoft Project was the first to contain ribbon and Backstage view, like all Office applications, and the last to open Microsoft Project 98 and.
Additionally it was the first bit version. Versions for Windows were released in v1. Features[ edit ] Microsoft Project showing a simple Gantt chart Project creates budgets based on assignment work and resource rates. As resources are assigned to tasks and assignment work estimated, the program calculates the cost, equal to the work times the rate, which rolls up to the task level and then to any summary tasks and finally to the project level.
Resource definitions people, equipment and materials can be shared between projects using a shared resource pool. Each resource can have its own calendar, which defines what days and shifts a resource is available. Resource rates are used to calculate resource assignment costs which are rolled up and summarized at the resource level.
Each resource can be assigned to multiple tasks in multiple plans and each task can be assigned multiple resources, and the application schedules task work based on the resource availability as defined in the resource calendars. All resources can be defined in label without limit.
Therefore, it cannot determine how many finished products can be produced with a given amount of raw materials.
This makes Microsoft Project unsuitable for solving problems of available materials constrained production. Additional software is necessary to manage a complex facility that produces physical goods. The application creates critical path schedules, and critical chain and event chain methodology third-party add-ons also are available. Schedules can be resource leveled , and chains are visualized in a Gantt chart. Additionally, Microsoft Project can recognize different classes of users.
These different classes of users can have differing access levels to projects, views, and other data.
Custom objects such as calendars, views, tables, filters, and fields are stored in an enterprise global which is shared by all users. Editions[ edit ] Project is available in two editions, Standard and Professional; both editions are available either as 32 or 64bit options. The Professional edition includes all the features of the Standard version, plus more features like team collaboration tools and ability to connect to Microsoft Project Server.
Project Server stores Project data in a central SQL -based database, allowing multiple, independent projects to access a shared resource pool. Web Access allows authorized users to access a Project Server database across the Internet , and includes timesheets, graphical analysis of resource workloads, and administrative tools.
User controlled scheduling User-controlled scheduling offers flexible choices for developing and managing projects. The view can be copied and pasted into PowerPoint, Word, or any other application. SharePoint list synchronization SharePoint Foundation and Project Professional project task status updates may be synchronized for team members.
Inactive tasks helps experiment with project plans and perform what-if analysis The Team Planner view The new Team Planner shows resources and work over time, and helps spot problems and resolve issues. Project [ edit ] What's new in Project includes new Reports section, better integration with other Microsoft products, and appearance of user interface items:  Reports A Reports section is added to the ribbon for pre-installed reports.
Project includes graphical reports so that you can create graphical reports and add clipart without having to export data to another program. For example, the Burndown reports show planned work, completed work, and remaining work as lines on a graph.
Project adds pre-installed ability to compare projects, do dashboards, and to export to Visual Reports. Trace task paths This feature allows you to highlight the link chain or 'task path' for any task. When you click on a specific task, all of its predecessor tasks show up in one color and all of its successor tasks show up in another color.
Sharing Project improves the sharing and communication features of its predecessors in multiple ways without leaving Project. With Lync installed, hovering over a name allows you to start an IM session, a video chat, an email, or a phone call. You can copy and paste content to any of the Microsoft Office suite.
You can sync content to Sharepoint or a SkyDrive to share without going through Project and Project Online provides an online project management web app that has all of the functionality of Project and can be accessed from any web enabled device.