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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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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
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
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
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
Self-Assigning to a Team Task
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
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
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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