microsoft project server

Managing Projects with Microsoft Project Server 2013

Four Days

Leverage the power of Microsoft Project Professional and Microsoft Project Server for Enterprise Project Management.

Course Description

Project and Project Server are designed to provide visibility on resources spread across projects and to increase project management rigor and team collaboration. You’ll learn how project managers use Project Professional to plan and track projects while team members and other key stakeholders update and view progress using Project Server and Project Web App.

You’ll also learn to use SharePoint collaboration tools for managing issues, risks and documents.

CAUTION: This is NOT a detailed course on using Microsoft Project.  If you are not familiar with Microsoft Project, consider attending Mastering Microsoft Project first.

Course Outline

  • Understanding the Microsoft Project user interface
  • Understanding the Microsoft Project Data Model as it relates to Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups
  • Describing the project communication life cycle used with Project Server
  • Understanding and using the Project Web App user interface
  • Configuring custom enterprise fields, lookup tables, and calendars
  • Configuring the Project Server demand and lifecycle capacity management features
  • Building a project governance workflow in SharePoint Designer
  • Performing Portfolio Analyses
  • Creating a project Proposal and attaching a Resource Plan to the Proposal
  • Defining and saving a new enterprise project, opening an enterprise project, and working with offline projects
  • Performing basic task planning and understanding how to properly use task dependencies and task constraints
  • Adding resources to a project team, assigning resources to tasks, and leveling over-allocated resources
  • Analyzing the Critical Path and Task Drivers
  • Saving a baseline and publishing a project
  • Managing project Deliverables
  • Tracking time and task progress
  • Using Outlook to track task progress
  • Approving and updating time, task progress, and administrative time requests
  • Analyzing project variance, revising a plan, and managing project changes
  • Reporting on project progress using Visual Reports
  • Managing personal settings
  • Working with Risks, Issues, and Documents in a Project Site
  • Creating and managing Status Reports
  • Analyzing resource availability and viewing resource assignments in the Resource Center
  • Viewing the project portfolio in the Project Center
  • Using views and reports in the Business Intelligence Center

Pre-Requisites

You are not required to take any other courses before taking this course, if you do not have solid Microsoft Project Professional skills, you should consider taking our Microsoft Project Online Bootcamp. You should also have a solid grasp of project management knowledge and principles, Versatile offers a Principles of Project Management course that covers that material in detail.