You might have been satisfied with using a spreadsheet to manage your IT projects in the past, but as your projects grow more complex, you’ll need to find a more effective way to keep tabs on tasks, milestones, and resources. For many TechRepublic members, the tool they choose is Microsoft Project (see Figure A).

TechRepublic articles that provide instructions for Microsoft Project are among the most popular on the site. Even experienced Project users have told us that they want more tips related to managing IT projects with this popular software.


Figure A
Half of the survey respondents use Microsoft Project.

IT consultant and TechRepublic columnist Lauri Elliot has written a series of articles about using Project. Her series of reports also includes instructions for using Project Central—a Web-based workgroup management tool. Elliot, a veteran project manager, has worked with clients such as Deloitte and Touche, Xerox, Ford Motor Company, and Lucent Technologies. She shares the expertise she’s gained with these two project management tools in five articles. Here’s a closer look:

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