The Project Management Body of Knowledge is a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Planning and Control using Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 & PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition by Paul E. Harris and published by BPB Publications has been written for people learning to use MS Project in project environment applying PMBOK Guide fifth edition processes. It helps readers to understand how to plan and control projects created within the software package and focuses on explaining how to use MS Project to schedule projects by:

  • Explaining which PMBOK Guide processes the software will support.
  • Concentrating on the core functions required to plan a project.
  • Presents workable solutions to real day to day planning and scheduling problems and contains practical advice on how to set up the software.
  • Explains some of the important differences between MS Project and other scheduling software.
  • Explains some of the more difficult calculations often omitted in other books.
  • Includes exercises to reinforce the learning outcomes, a large number of screen dumps, numerous tips, a detailed index and command list at the start of each chapter as a quick reference.

This book was written so it may be used as:

  • A training manual
  • A self-teaching book
  • A reference manual

It is ideal for people who would like to quickly gain an understanding of how the software operates. The book can be looked at through the following link:

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