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Project Management

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Released: 2007-01-30

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Microsoft Project Standard 2007 Version Upgrade [Old Version] by Microsoft

Software Details

Brand: MicrosoftMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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Description

Upgrade only; previous installation required.

Microsoft Office Project 2007 Standard is project planning that meets the management needs of today's organizations. This suite delivers robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility -- allowing you to manage projects more efficiently and effectively. You can stay informed and control project work, schedules, and finances; keep project teams aligned; and be more productive through integration with familiar Microsoft Office system programs, powerful reporting options, as well as guided planning, wizards, and templates. Custom metrics help you track data relevant to your project - Percent complete, budget versus actual, earned value and more Track project performance over the project lifespan by saving project snapshots in up to 11 baselines Tailor the software to meet your needs - Choose custom display fields; modify toolbars, formulas, graphical indicators and reports; leverage XML, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and Component Object Model (COM) add-ins to facilitate data sharing and creation of custom solutions Get assistance when you need it - Project Standard 2007 provides a robust Help search engine, smart tags, and wizards to aid novice and experienced users

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Upgrade version available to those who have one of these qualifying applications: Microsoft Project 2000; Microsoft Project Standard 2002; and Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Helps you effectively track and analyze projects with a better understanding of the schedule and impact of changes; benefit from better financial control and richer analytics
  • Improved Task Drivers help you determine the factor (such as task dependency, calendar constraints, schedule date, or vacation time) driving the start date of the task
  • Smart tags alert you to alternatives when you make changes to your plan; create your own custom template, or use one of the many new, out-of-the-box templates
  • Automatically highlights all items that shift as a result of the most recent change; delivers flexible project tracking and analysis by helping you to compute and track core metrics unique to your project

Editorial Review

Office Project Standard 2007 helps you manage projects more efficiently than ever before so you can keep your business on track. Stay informed and control project work, schedules, and finances, keep project teams aligned, and be more productive through integration with familiar Microsoft Office system programs, powerful reporting, guided planning, and flexible tools. Access built-in online Help to get the latest training, articles, templates, and resources and enjoy timely and relevant assistance as you work with smart tags that alert you to alternatives when you make changes to your plan. Save time by either creating your own custom template, or using one of the many new, out-of-the-box templates. Flexibility, versatility, and creativity--Project 2007 delivers it all with enhanced tools and an user-friendly design.



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The Gantt view with the Project Guide Tasks pane showing on the left. View larger.


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This version upgrade of Project Standard 2007 is available to those who have one of the following qualifying applications: Microsoft Project 2000; Microsoft Project Standard 2002; Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003.

Understand and Control Project Schedules
Project 2007 helps you effectively track and analyze projects with a better understanding of the schedule and impact of changes, while also allowing you to benefit from better financial control and richer analytics. This application now offers the ability to quickly determine factors that are affecting task dates and easily trace the source of issues. Specifically, improved Task Drivers help you determine the factor (such as task dependency, calendar constraints, schedule date, or vacation time) driving the start date of the task, so you can follow a chain of factors back to find the root cause of a particular delay. Project 2007 also automatically highlights all items that shift as a result of the most recent change you make. You can even undo actions or sets of actions from macros, and that allows you to test several "what-if" scenarios in order to fully understand the implications of each choice while making scope alterations.

Effectively Communicate and Present Project Information
Project Standard 2007 offers scheduling power and enhanced capabilities that can help improve the organization of your projects. Easily report and communicate information in various formats according to the needs of stakeholders. New leverage charts and diagrams will capture attention, thanks to the Visual Reports feature, which uses Excel and Visio Professional to produce PivotTable views, charts, graphs, and diagrams based on Project data. You can also enjoy the option of changing the background color of a cell or row with Background Cell Highlighting. Shade cells, similar to how you can in Excel, in order to convey additional meaning. In addition, any user can easily define custom report templates and share these with other Project users.



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Flexible Project Tracking
Project 2007 delivers flexible project tracking and analysis by helping you to compute and track core metrics unique to your project by defining custom fields based on your formulas. And to help keep you on track, graphical indicators can alert you when specific conditions are met.

Improved Views and Sharing
With new enhancements to the Calendar interface and the addition of 3-D Gantt bars, Project 2007 lets you create even more visually effective reports. When it's time to share them, use Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services workspaces (requires Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later), which are integrated into the Tasks pane of the Project Guide, a step-by-step, interactive aid that helps you set up projects, manage tasks and resources, track status, and report project information. This helps you better organize work and people to help ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Easily Control Finances
Project 2007 features a budget field that lets you assign budgets to projects and programs. The new "Cost" resource type improves cost estimation and tracking, thanks to enhancements like more predefined fields, such as cost code, that map to financial fields tracked in project accounting systems.

For all these same features plus a Client Access License (CAL), which enables connection to Office Project Server 2007 and thus provides additional collaborative enterprise project management capabilities, take a look at Office Project Professional 2007.

More Details

Publisher: Microsoft SoftwareCategory: Project ManagementBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English

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