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MS5928 - Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects

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Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close enterprise projects by using the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 enterprise tool. This is the second course in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 Official Curriculum series and covers the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution.
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Prerequisites

  • Before attending this course, students must have: • Experience using Microsoft Office Project to create project schedules. • Fundamental knowledge of project management. • Experience with the Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system. • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel 2003. • Familiarity with the key project management concepts and terminology found in the PMI PMBOK Guide –Third Edition. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: • Course 5927: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Project
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    Detailed Class Syllabus


    Module 1: Getting Started with Office Project Server 2007
    This module provides insight into the new features and benefits of Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 that are designed to meet enterprise project management (EPM) requirements. Additionally, it explains how to differentiate user interactions and interfaces in Microsoft Project Web Access and how to work with Office Project Server 2007 from Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007.
  • Describing the Enterprise Project Management Context

  • Discovering Office Project Server 2007

  • Differentiating the Users of Office Project Server 2007

  • Working with Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Server 2007

  • Lab: Creating and Saving a New Project in Office Project Server 2007
  • Connecting to Office Project Server 2007

  • Creating a New Project in Office Project Server 2007

  • Saving a New Project in Office Project Server 2007


  • Module 2: Initiating Projects
    Effectively managing the initiating processes includes setting up a central location to store potential and approved projects. In this module, students will become familiar with the project management initiating processes. They will initiate projects in Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Web Access through Office Project Server 2007. Finally, this module will illustrate how they can use Office Project Web Access to centrally store and manage project documents.
  • Understanding Initiating Processes

  • Differentiating the Initiating Processes in Project Professional 2007 and Project Web Access

  • Managing Initiating Processes by Using Project Web Access

  • Managing Documents in Office Project Web Access

  • Lab: Initiating Projects and Working with Document Files
  • Creating an Activity Plan

  • Building a Resource Plan

  • Creating a Project Workspace

  • Managing Documents


  • Module 3: Planning Projects—Context and Framework
    This module describes the project management plan and then explains how students can effectively use Office Project Web Access and Office Project Professional 2007 to connect to Office Project Server 2007 in their planning processes.
  • Understanding the Project Management Plan

  • Differentiating the Office Project Server 2007 Client Software

  • NO LAB

    Module 4: Planning Projects—Scope and Schedule Management
    This module explains the scope management plan and the schedule management plan and describes how students can implement these two plans with Office Project Server 2007.
  • Developing Components of the Scope Management and Schedule Management Plans

  • Working with Deliverables

  • Lab: Working with Tasks, Milestones, and Deliverables

  • Entering WBS, Tasks, and Milestones

  • Creating the Project Schedule

  • Creating Project Deliverables

  • Managing Dependencies on Deliverables


  • Module 5: Planning Projects—Staffing Management Plan
    This module describes the concept of a staffing management plan and how students can implement that plan by using Office Project Server 2007 for different types of organizational structures. This module also identifies the other types of resources available for project teams along with how to manage an organization’s overall resource capacity in Office Project Server 2007.
  • Building a Project Team

  • Managing Resource Availability

  • Lab: Managing Enterprise Resources
  • Building the Project Team


  • Module 6: Planning Projects—Resource Assignments
    This module explains the new concepts and processes involved in the assignment cycle and shows how to resolve enterprise resource overallocations.
  • Understanding the Assignment Cycle

  • Resolving Resource Overallocation

  • Lab: Working with Assignments
  • Assigning Resources

  • Self-Assigning to a Team Task

  • Reassigning Assignments

  • Leveling Overallocation with Enterprise Resources


  • Module 7: Planning Projects—Cost, Risk, and Other Management Plans
    This module begins by describing the concept and implementation of a cost management plan in Office Project Server 2007. Students will learn about the risk management plan and how Office Project Server 2007 supports their need to deal with project risk factors. Additionally, other types of management plans are explained in the context of how they are supported by Office Project Server 2007.
  • Developing Components of the Cost Management Plan

  • Developing Components of the Risk Management Plan

  • Linking Planning Documents and Using the Team Discussion Feature

  • Lab: Planning Projects—Cost, Risks, Issues, and Other Planning Documents
  • Entering Costs for Resources

  • Customizing Risk Items

  • Customizing Issue Items

  • Uploading Project Documents to the Project Workspace


  • Module 8: Executing Projects—Processes, Resources, and Deliverables
    In this module, students will learn how Office Project Server 2007 facilitates and expedites the execution of the project management plan through resource assignment, team building, and project deliverable management.
  • Understanding Executing Processes

  • Managing Resources and Deliverables

  • Lab: Modifying the Project Team and Managing Deliverables
  • Modifying the Project Team and Managing Deliverables

  • Managing Deliverables


  • Module 9: Executing Projects—Managing Timesheets and Personal Settings
    In this module, students will work with timesheets in the team member, resource manager, and project manager roles. They will learn how administrative time is captured. Finally, they will configure Office Project Web Access to provide personal alerts and reminders to help them keep track of project activities.
  • Working with Timesheets

  • Reporting Administrative Time

  • Configuring Personal Settings

  • Lab: Using Timesheets and Reporting Administrative Time
  • Using Timesheets

  • Reporting Non-Project Work


  • Module 10: Monitoring and Controlling Projects—Tracking Task and Project Progress
    In this module students will track task progress and updates in Office Project 2007 and Office Project Web Access 2007. They will also use the Office Outlook 2007 integration as an alternative method to track task progress and submit updates.
  • Understanding the Monitoring and Controlling Processes

  • Working with Task Progress and Updates in Project Web Access

  • Working with Task Progress by Using Office Project 2007

  • Tracking and Viewing Task Information by Using Outlook 2007

  • Lab: Tracking Task Progress
  • Tracking Task Progress by Using Office Project 2007

  • Tracking Task Progress by Using Office Project Web Access


  • Module 11: Monitoring and Controlling Projects—Measuring Performance and Re
    Office Project Web Access provides features that help the project manager make informed decisions. In this module students will learn about status reports and their functions, and they will review performance metrics and progress reports.
  • Understanding Status Reports

  • Reviewing Performance Metrics and Progress Reports

  • Lab: Preparing Status Reports and Analyzing Progress Reports
  • Preparing a Status Report

  • Analyzing Project Progress in Project Center Views

  • Analyzing Project Progress in Project Report Center


  • Module 12: Closing Projects
    Office Project Server 2007 can also help with the management of closing activities and the storage and disposal of project information. In this module, students will learn about the Closing process and the support provided for it by Office Project Server 2007.
  • Understanding the Closing Process

  • Supporting The Closing Process

  • Lab: Creating and Saving an Enterprise Template
     
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