Office Project Standard 2007 gives you robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility, so you can manage projects more efficiently and effectively. You can stay informed, control project work, schedules, and finances, and keep project teams aligned, while becoming more productive through integration with familiar Microsoft Office system programs, powerful reporting options, as well as guided planning, wizards, and templates.Get Productive QuicklyOffice Project Standard 2007 helps you better organize work and people to help ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.- Follow the Project Guide. Quickly master the project management process with the Project Guide, a step-by-step, interactive aid that helps you set up projects, manage tasks and resources, track status, and report project information.- Get help as you need it. Access built-in online Help to get the latest training, articles, templates, and resources. Get timely and relevant assistance as you work with Smart Tags that alert you to alternatives when you make changes to your plan.- Save time with templates. Start your projects pre-populated with a template to save time. Create your own custom template; use one of the many new, out-of-the-box templates provided with Office Project Standard 2007; or download templates from the Web at Microsoft Office Online.Understand and Control Project Schedules and FinancesEffectively track and analyze projects with a better understanding of the schedule and impact of changes. Benefit from better financial control and richer analytics.- Trace the source of issues. Quickly determine factors that affect task dates and easily trace the source of issues to promote accountability. Task Drivers help you determine the factor such as task dependency, calendar constraints, schedule date, or vacation time driving the start date of the task, so you can follow a chain of factors back to find the root cause of a particular delay.