Managing Projects with Microsoft Project Server & Project Online

After attending this course you will be able to…

Effectively use the various Microsoft Project Server or Project Online components (Project Professional, Project Server, Project Web App, SharePoint and Microsoft Outlook) to plan and manage projects in any industry, government or non-profit organization.

Course Number: 2033-MSPS01
Course Length: 3 Days
This Course is Available For: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Project Online
This Course is Available as: On-site training at your location or online. Online sessions are scheduled for groups at agreed-to times.

 

Course Materials:

All attendees receive a 430+ page Schedule Associates exclusive reference manual developed after years of working with project managers to understand what they would find most helpful in learning how to use the software. The reference manual is specifically designed to be easy to follow along in, to provide quick access to needed information and to provide guidance in using Microsoft Project Server or Project Online in planning and managing projects back in the workplace.

 

Who Would Benefit From Attending:

This course is intended for project managers and is taught from the perspective of those who are responsible for leading projects. Anyone who is responsible for planning and managing projects in a Microsoft Project Server or Project Online environment will benefit from attending. This may include project managers as well as project specialists, project coordinators, team leads, technical leads and contractors and consultants.

Please contact us for Microsoft Project Server or Project Online training that would be appropriate for project team members and resource managers.

 

Course Credits:

Attendees will receive credit for 21 contact hours of project management training good toward PMI®‘s CAPM or PMP® project management certification.

PMP®s will receive 21 PDUs good toward re-certification.

 

Course Agenda:

Day One

Introductions and Course Objectives
Orientation to Project Server and Project Online

Orientation to the Microsoft Project Server and Project Online Portfolio and Project Management Environment
Working with Project Files in the Server or Project Online Environment
Understanding the Role of the Enterprise

Getting Oriented in Microsoft Project Professional

Developing a Plan in Project Professional

Setting Up the Project
Defining Project Scope
Sequencing the Work

Day Two

Building the Team of Resources
Assigning Resources to Tasks

Tailoring Schedule Calculations to Fit the Work Environment
Replacing Job Titles with Resource Names
Entering Fixed Costs
Sharing the Plan with Others

Developing a Plan in Project Web App (PWA) or Project Online

Getting Oriented in Project Web App or Project Online
Working with Projects in PWA or Project Online
Managing Resources in PWA or Project Online
Working with Tasks in PWA or Project Online
Building a Plan in Project Web App or Project Online

Day Three

Understanding, Evaluating and Optimizing the Project Plan

Understanding the Project Plan
Identifying and Documenting Risks
Improving the Schedule
Establishing the Baseline

Collaboration and Communication

Setting up Alerts and Reminders
Managing Project Documents
Communicating the Plan to Others via Project Professional

Execute the Plan

Tracking Task Progress
Submitting Task Progress Updates
Reviewing and Approving Task Progress Updates
Identifying and Managing Issues
Revising the Plan
Evaluating Project Status

 

Course Format:

A mix of demonstrations in the various Microsoft Project Server/Project Online components, explanation of concepts on flip charts or whiteboards and hands-on exercises in the software to confirm understanding. Participants work individually on a realistic case study progressively over the three days so that they have an opportunity to apply their newly-acquired knowledge assembling a project plan that complies with best practices.

 

Prerequisites:

Some familiarity with project management concepts is assumed.

Attendees should also be familiar with how to navigate around Microsoft Windows applications prior to class.

 

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