Mastering Resource Management Using Microsoft© Project and Project Server 2010


Book Title: Mastering Resource Management Using Microsoft® Project and Project Server 2010

Author: Collin Quiring, Tanya Foster

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

List Price: $44.95 USD

Format: Soft cover; 329 pages

Publication Date: 2012

ISBN:      9781604270655

Reviewer:      Michael O’Connor

Review Date:              April 2012


Introduction to the Book

This is a good how-to book on resource management that covers many areas of Microsoft® Project and Project Server 2010.  It is filled with many useful screen shots and information on how to manage resources using these software tools.

The authors are very passionate about these project management software tools, and they have a very good grasp of how to use them.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book has 15 chapters that are dedicated to mastering resource management.  Each chapter is unique and has many helpful tips and guides to help even the novice person effectively utilize Microsoft® Project and Project Server 2010.

I think the best way to use this book is to have both Microsoft® Project and Project Server 2010 or at least one of them.  If you have never used this version of the software that is OK, but you will get a great deal more out of the book if you have one of the software packages listed.

Highlights: What I liked!

I liked the hands on approach in which I could follow along with my copy of Microsoft® Project 2010.  I did not have a copy of Project Server, but I was still able to follow along and understand the idea behind each of the chapters.  The chapter walks you through the concept and provides plenty of screen shots to make sure you can follow along.  I also like the reference guide at the end of the book.


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About the Reviewer

Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor is a Senior Engineering Program Manager in Research and Development at Medtronic with over (20) years of experience in the medical device field.  He has developed many medical products from conception to commercialization.  He is currently a PhD candidate in the Project Management Program, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

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