Accelerating demand for project management skills and tools has created a hunger for solutions. Businesses and individuals want a disciplined way to manage projects, and until recently, most project management programs and enterprise solutions have been costly. OpenProj solves this problem. It provides a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project. Since its release in January 2008, OpenProj has already been downloaded over 375,000 times in over 142 countries and has quickly become one of the most popular open source applications. OpenProj: The Open Source Solution for Managing Your Projects covers how to build accurate project plans in OpenProj and how to track work to a plan. Topics include establishing project parameters and calendars, building the list of tasks (WBS), adding resources, creating assignments, saving the baseline, tracking work, and reporting and communicating about the plan. Each chapter closes with review information for reinforcement and self testing.
An author, trainer, and a publishing consultant, Lisa A. Bucki has been involved in the computer book business since 1990. She has written and contributed to dozens of books and multimedia works, in addition to providing marketing and training services to her clients.