General Tips & Techniques
First, a few points: I will not be introducing, or explaining, any project management theories of any kind. We will simply be solving a 'hypothetical' situation, where a project manager wants to manage 'a' project, using applications that come along with Microsoft Office 2007. In this article, we'll be using Office 2007, and in particular for this article, Outlook 2007. Unlike other applications within the Microsoft Office suite, Word and Excel for example, older versions of Outlook (2003 or XP) work in pretty much the same way as Outlook 2007, with a few minor differences here and there; so, you could those earlier versions, as well.
Last but not least, because this is a fictional project, we might be mixing and matching methodologies, ideas, concepts, metrics, tasks, team members and so on and so forth.