In these days of “doing more with less,” project management tools have become as important as the people managing the tasks. Project managers (PMs) using tools like Project and Project Server must have a high skill level to get the most efficient, effective use from them.

TechRepublic contributor Brian Kennemer has been writing tips and tricks for using Project and Project Server for quite some time. We’ve gathered 12 articles from his repertoire into one document. Download it today to improve your skills with Microsoft’s tools for the PM.

Managing from the goals down to the details
Whether you need to build stoplight charts or create macros, Kennemer has explained some of Project’s most important features. The articles in this collection provide an introduction to both Project and Project Server, advice on how to manage high-level tasks with Project Server, and tips on how to create shortcuts with Project. Here’s a look at the topics you’ll see in this download:

  • Become an expert with the new Project Server 2002/Project 2002
  • Enterprise Global and Enterprise Resource Pool in Project/Project Server standardizes resource sharing
  • Multicharting in Project Server’s Portfolio Analyzer gives more view options
  • Building stoplight charts into Project Server 2002
  • Adding custom calculations to Project Server’s Portfolio Analyzer
  • Working with overallocations
  • Using the Build Team From Enterprise dialog box in Project 2002 Professional
  • Deciding when to use resource leveling
  • Add drop-down lists, keep your tasks up to date in Project
  • See more of your data, and sooner, with these two Microsoft Project tips
  • Two macros to help when assigning resources to Summary Tasks
  • Macros to stop Project’s day-span function

About the author
Kennemer is so well versed in his knowledge of the product that Microsoft has named him the Most Valued Professional (MVP) for three years running. So how did he acquire the vast knowledge of Microsoft’s PM tools we’ve included in this download? He has supported users and organizations with Microsoft Project for more than six years and, currently, he works for QuantumPM, a provider of enterprise portfolio management products, service solutions, and installation and integration services for Project 2002 and Project Server.