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55107 - Managing Projects with Project Server 2013

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Course Description

This two-day instructor-led course is intended for project team member or project managers who build an easy-to-maintain and reusable work schedule for team members and partners. Managing task status and evaluate the work schedule in terms of time, man-hours, tasks, budgets on demand. Also would like to improve effective project team communication and collaboration.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create a project plan with MS Project and publish to MS Project Server 2013/Project Server Online
  • Managing project task
  • Managing project tasks resources
  • Reporting status
  • Generating project reports

Course Audience

This course is intended for both novice and experienced project team members or project managers who will be managing a team or will be involved in project management tasks.

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Projects and Project Management

This module explains the basic elements of project and what is the common tasks to perform when managing a project.

Lessons

  • What is a Project?
  • Determining Project Objectives
  • The Project Triangle
  • Optimize the Schedule
  • Introduction to Project Site

Lab: Understanding Project Site

  • Create a new Project Site
  • Experience the Project Site

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of project management
  • Create a Project Site

Module 2: Create a new Project

This module explains how to create a new project with MS Project 2013 and publish it to Project site.

Lessons

  • Understand MS Project
  • Define the Project Scope
  • Create a Project
  • Overview of Project calendars

Lab: Create a new project

  • Create a new project with MS Project 2013
  • Editing Project Properties
  • Editing Project Calendar
  • Publish to Project Site

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of a project
  • Create a new project
  • Editing project properties
  • Publish the project to project site

Module 3: Managing Project Task

This module explains how to manage project tasks in the project. Also explain the considerations for creating work breakdown schedule (WBS).

Lessons

  • Defining WBS
  • Entering task information into project
  • Create milestone and timeline
  • Using Dependencies

Lab: Managing Project Resources

  • Creating tasks in MS Project
  • Defining task properties
  • Creating dependencies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key concept of WBS
  • Create task in project
  • Creating dependencies between tasks

Module 4: Managing Project Resources

This module explains how to manage project resources in MS Project. This module also describe the concept of centralized resources pool with Project Server.

Lessons

  • Defining Resources
  • Assigning Resources to Task
  • Estimating Project Cost
  • Resources leveling

Lab: Managing Project Resources

  • Create project specific resources
  • Create centralized resources
  • Estimating project cost

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key concept of managing project resources
  • Assigning resources to project plan
  • Estimate project cost

Module 5: Using Timesheet

This module explains how to report project task status from project member prospective. This module also describe the configuration tasks for enabling timesheet.

Lessons

  • Understanding timesheet
  • Configuring timesheet
  • Completing timesheet

Lab: Using timesheet

  • Configuring timesheet
  • Completing timesheet

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features of timesheet
  • Configuring timesheet
  • Completing timesheet

Module 6: Managing Issues and Risks

This module explains how to manage issue and risk with Project Site. This also explain the basis of project issues and risks.

Lessons

  • Understanding Issue
  • Understanding Risk
  • Managing Issue and Risk in Project Site

Lab: Managing Issues and Risks

  • Managing Issue
  • Managing Risk

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key concept of managing project issue and risk
  • Using Project Site to manage Issue and Risk

Module 7: Project Reporting

This module explains how to use project report and project site report to understand the project status.

Lessons

  • Using Project Report
  • Using Project Server Report
  • Building Custom report with Excel

Lab: Project Reporting

  • Using Project Report
  • Using Project Server Report
  • Building Custom Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the reporting needs
  • Using built-in reporting
  • Create custom reporting​

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