Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project Online 2018 - book
‘Forecast Scheduling’ (500 pages) shows you how you can forecast your project with just the project schedule, even without advanced techniques like Earned Value, Critical Chain or Agile. The author invented the 'Principle of Dynamic Scheduling' that states: If one thing changes in your project, you should have to change only a single cell in your project schedule to have the scheduling engine recalculate the rest of the schedule. Using this principle, you minimize your effort to maintain the schedule during the execution phase of the project. This leads to the ‘Principle of Forecast Scheduling’: If your project schedule is set up as a valid, dynamic, robust model of the project, it will continuously forecast your project. All best practices described in this textbook stem from these two principles. By following them, you will take your scheduling to the next level. PMOs will have a framework and checklist to analyze their project schedules.
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BTW we know that 'Project Online 2018' does not exist, but we thought it was the best way to refer to the current build of Project Online.
NEW this edition of the textbook is printed in letter size: 8.5*11 inch. Since we will publish editions more often for Project Online, we used a more common size.
Here is what the technical editors, are saying about this new 400-page textbook:
“This book is a valuable resource for both novice and experienced practitioner alike, and continues to persevere as the relevant standard in the industry.”, Prof. Kurt H. Gering, MA, PMP, Marquette University
“Stop second guessing your project’s completion dates. Predict your success using a Forecast Schedule!”, Doc Dochtermann, PMP, PMI-SP, CISSP, CSM, MCTS, Lean Six Sigma,
“I used Eric's best practices in Program Management on a $1 billion project at a Fortune 50 company where even 1 day delay would cost millions of dollars. His principles work. Use them.”, Aviva Carmen, PMP, MCP, MCTS, Microsoft Consulting Services, Palo Alto, CA
"What Dr. Harold Kerzner did for Project Management, Eric Uyttewaal has done for Microsoft Project! Clear, concise, graphic and complete! Thank you, Eric!”, Angelo J. Arcoleo, PMP, Master Scheduler, Lead Planning Analyst, Harris Corporation
"Your search ends here. Eric has put tremendous effort and taken extreme care to provide the best techniques with accurate information to realize the maximum value of Microsoft Project. Just go for it!", B Sai Prasad, PMP®, PMI-SP®, Microsoft MVP (Project), Cognizant Technology Solutions