Most small builders need project scheduling software that is simple to use and easy to update. Microsoft Project 4.0 fits the bill with a package that provides plenty of scheduling muscle for advanced users, but keeps complex operations hidden from novices until they are needed. Simple Problem-Solving MS Project is a good example of software designed to solve real problems. Instead of stuffing the package with everything but the kitchen sink, Microsoft Corp. listened to users and gave them what they wanted. A Microsoft study discovered, for instance, that over half of the people they surveyed had never used project-management software before. The result was Cue Cards — wonderfully useful guides that ask you what you want to do and then