Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out


Book Title:  Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out

Author:  Teresa S. Stover with Bonnie Biafore & Andreea Marinescu

Publisher:  O’Reily Media, Inc.

List Price:   US$54.99

Format:  soft cover; 1307 pages

Publication Date:   2011

ISBN: 978-0-7356-2687-4

Reviewer:  Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP

Review Date:              July 2012

Introduction to the Book

This book introduces new features of MS Project 2010.  Additionally, there is a review of project management principles and how to apply these concepts with specific features of the tool.   The material provides fundamental overview as well as step-by-step instruction on how to develop the project plan, track your project and tailor reports to appropriate audiences.

The target audience includes beginners through advanced skills.  The book contains many screenshots to visually illustrate features.  Online reference material and other useful resources are shared for those wishing to acquire deeper knowledge.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book has 8 sections (not including the appendixes).  Each section contains 2 or more chapters. The sections are:

  1. Project Fundamentals
  2. Developing Project Plan
  3. Tracking Progress
  4. Reporting and Analyzing Project Information
  5. Managing Multiple Projects
  6. Integrating Project 2010 with Other Programs
  7. Managing Projects Across Your Enterprise
  8. Customizing and Managing Project Files


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About the Reviewer

Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP

Born in Iran and migrated to the USA, Nazanin Mehrooz studied software engineering and worked in both the defense and telecom industries.  For the past decade, her focus has been IT Application Support, Operations and Service Delivery Management.  She is an active volunteer for the Dallas and Ft Worth PMI chapters and can be contacted at [email protected].

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