Everyone knows the Dummies book series. And I do believe their goal (and slogan) is to “making everything easier”. Which is a great goal!
This book is a nice start to get to know Microsoft Project 2013 if you don’t like the more official/Microsoft step-by-step or inside out books. The book is composed of 5 parts that cover: getting started, resources, using baselines, tracking progress and finally a top 10 golden rules chapter.
I like the writing style because it’s really down to earth. However, sometimes I think it’s a bit too much and I want a more serious approach. But that is purely a taste thing I guess.
The book would be a nice addition to your bookshelf if you are a project manager that doesn’t need to work with Microsoft Project on a daily basis and you do want a quick guide to help out when your planner steps in the office with his newest Gantt-chart view (grouped by critical path and with custom fields to scare you into submission).
However, if you are supposed to be the expert in your company this book might not be for you.
I give the book 4 out of 5 stars. You can get a copy of the book for yourself by going to this link.