Project 2013 For Dummies shows project managers how to use the latest version of Microsoft Project, the popular project management software, in the For Dummies friendly style. Project X For Dummies shows you not just how to use the software (what buttons to click and menus to use), but why you use these buttons.\xa0 The emphasis is on how the role of the project manager and the features of Microsoft Project complement each other to improve project efficiency and performance. All new case studies and examples highlight the relevance of key features of Microsoft Project and expose the correlation between what project managers do and how Microsoft Project supports their work. The book introduces readers to basic project management concepts and the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars; using and sharing resources; budgeting; formatting taskbars; gathering and tracking data; working with reports; and creating templates.