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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.


 
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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.

Course Outline

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.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the enterprise project management context.
  • Describe Office Project Server 2007.
  • Identify the users of Office Project Server 2007.
  • Work with Office Project Professional 2007 within 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.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the project management initiation processes.
  • Differentiate the initiating processes between Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Web Access.
  • Create and manage proposals, activity plans, and resource plans.
  • Manage documents in Project Web Access 2007
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.

Lessons
  • Understanding the Project Management Plan
  • Differentiating the Office Project Server 2007 Client Software
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the project management plan.
  • Compare the uses of Office Project Web Access and Office Project 2007 in the planning processes.
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.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Establish the scope management and schedule management plans.
  • Work with 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.

Lessons
  • Building a Project Team
  • Managing Resource Availability
Lab : Managing Enterprise Resources
  • Building the Project Team
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Build a project team
  • Manage resource availability.
Module 6: Planning Projects - Resource Assignments

This module explains the new concepts and processes that are involved in the assignment cycle and shows how to resolve enterprise resource overallocations.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the assignment cycle
  • Resolve resource overallocation
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.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Develop components of the cost management plan.
  • Develop components of the risk management plan.
  • Link planning documents and use the Team Discussion feature.
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.

Lessons
  • Understanding Executing Processes
  • Managing Resources and Deliverables
Lab : Modifying the Project Team and Managing Deliverables
  • Modifying the Project Team and Managing Deliverables
  • Managing Deliverables
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the executing processes.
  • Manage the executing processes by working with various resources
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.

Lessons
  • Working with Timesheets
  • Reporting Administrative Time
  • Configuring Personal Settings
Lab : Using Timesheets and Reporting Administrative Time
  • Using Timesheets
  • Reporting Non-Project Work
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with timesheets.
  • Report administrative time.
  • Configure personal settings.
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.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the monitoring and controlling processes.
  • Work with task progress and updates by using Office Project Web Access.
  • Work with task progress and updates by using Office Project 2007.
  • Track and view task information by using Office Outlook 2007.
Module 11: Monitoring and Controlling Projects - Measuring Performance and Reporting Progress

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.

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe status reports and their function.
  • Review performance metrics and progress reports.
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.

Lessons
  • Understanding the Closing Process
  • Supporting The Closing Process
Lab : Creating and Saving an Enterprise Template
  • Creating and Saving an Enterprise Template
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the closing process.
  • Support the closing process with Office Project 2007.

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: - Experience using Microsoft Office Project to create project schedules - Fundamental knowledge of project management - Experience with the 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 Project Management Institute's PMBOK Guide, Third Edition In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: - Course 5927: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Project

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011
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