There are a lot of books about learning Microsoft(r) Excel. This is yet another such book... though one with a bit of a twist. The process of this book will start with a blank worksheet and develop it into a sophisticated Project Management tool called the 'Quality Scorecard'.
Do not be alarmed if you are not a Project Manager, the Scorecard can be used in other realms, limited only by your imagination. At the very least, this exercise will illustrate the capabilities of Excel and teach some valuable techniques in the process.
The book assumes the reader knows nothing about Excel and progressively elaborates upon each exercise and technique, building knowledge while providing insights into how to make Excel work for you. It will not overpower you with advanced techniques and vague tips that you may never use.
Each subsequent chapter will build on previous work so that by the end of the book, you will have a fully functional (and modifiable) Quality Scorecard and an understanding of how it works.
The concepts learned here will be valuable in any context.
The final chapter will be a discussion of the Concept of 'Quality by Design', which is the foundation of the Quality Scorecard.
While the focus of this book is on Excel, the concepts learned here can be applied to most spreadsheet applications.