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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Project 2003 Personal Trainer

David A. ZimmerPrint

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Project 2003 Personal Trainer is a decent primer for MS Project. It teaches in bite-sized lessons. The examples are practical. Overall, it is written well for the beginner. More advanced users can still pick up plenty of useful tips and correct some bad habits by reading its contents. This book beats the Dummies and Idiot series and it doesn't insult your intelligence.

This book is published by O'Reilly and written by CustomGuide. I wished the typeface used was a bit bigger because its small size does detract from the message and causes the reader to work harder at reading, which is a distraction from understanding. I did like the layout because they cover a particular feature of MS Project is a short and concise manner, so it was easy to use the technique quickly.

I learned a few extra tips that I had not known while reviewing the book, so even though I am considered experienced in the use of MS Project, I can always learn a new trick. I feel that it is a good deal for the price. Certainly not as exhaustive as the larger reference books, Personal Trainer hits the more likely to be used features of MS Project.