Managing Projects using Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code M5927-5928

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Project Management Skills Training Courses.

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Getting Started with Microsoft Office Project 2007 (6 topics)

  • Understanding the Nature of Projects
  • Discovering Project 2007
  • Understanding Project 2007 File Types
  • Navigating the Project 2007 Interface
  • Getting Help and Guidance
  • Configuring Options

Creating and Defining Projects Introduction to the Exchange Server (6 topics)

  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Defining Properties and Options
  • Creating and Organizing the Task List
  • Importing Data
  • Modifying and Applying Calendars
  • Setting Scheduling Options

Working with Estimates and Dependencies (5 topics)

  • Entering Task Estimates
  • Using A PERT Analysis to Estimate Task Duration
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Gantt Chart View
  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Linked
  • TaskLinking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Gantt Chart View

Creating Reports (12 topics)

  • Selecting, Editing, and Creating Basic Reports
  • Configuring Print and Page Setup Options
  • Setting Options to Correct Printing Issues
  • Exporting Reporting Data
  • Creating and Modifying Visual
  • Reports Managing Multiple Projects
  • Introducing Management of Multiple Projects
  • Creating Links Between Projects
  • Calculating Single or Multiple Critical Paths
  • Saving and Opening Multiple Projects
  • Sharing Resources and Analyzing
  • Resource Utilization Across Multiple Projects

Planning Projects—Context and Framework (2 topics)

  • Understanding the Project management Plan
  • Differentiating the Office Project Server 2007 Client Software

Planning Projects—Cost, Risk, and Other Management Plans (3 topics)

  • Developing Components of the Cost Management Plan
  • Developing Components of the Risk Management Plan
  • Linking Planning Documents and Using the Team Discussion Feature

Working with Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars (6 topics)

  • Introducing Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars
  • Creating and Modifying Deadlines
  • Creating and Modifying Constraints
  • Creating and Modifying Task Calendars
  • Identifying Critical Tasks
  • Working with Task Driver

Working With Resources (4 topics)

  • Adding Resources to the Resource Sheet
  • Creating and Modifying Resource Assignments
  • Entering Project Budgets
  • Introducing Resources, Assignments, and Budgeting

Predicting Behaviour by Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula (2 topics)

  • Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula
  • Changing Variables and Predicting

Behaviour (2 topics)

  • Applying Task Types to Produce Predictable Behaviour
  • Special Situations with Effort-Driven

Scheduling Monitoring and Controlling Projects— Tracking Taskand Project Progress (4 topics)

  • Understanding the Monitoring and C 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

Monitoring and Controlling Projects—Measuring Performance and Reporting Progress (2 topics)

  • Understanding Status Reports
  • Reviewing Performance Metrics and Progress Reports

Closing Projects (2 topics)

  • Understanding the Closing Process
  • Supporting The Closing Process

Executing Projects - Processes, Resources, and Deliverables (2 topics)

  • Understanding Executing Processes
  • Managing Resources and Deliverables

Executing Projects -ManagingTimesheets and Personal Settings (3 topics)

  • Working with Timesheets
  • Reporting Administrative Time
  • Configuring Personal Settings

Customizing and Formatting (5 topics)

  • Formatting Screen Elements
  • Creating and Modifying Templates
  • Creating and Modifying Fields, Tables, and Formulas
  • Creating and Modifying Filters and Groups
  • Creating and Modifying Custom Views

Analyzing Resource Utilization (4 topics)

  • Introducing Resource Utilization Concepts
  • Viewing Resource Assignments, Allocation, and Utilization
  • Managing Resource Availability
  • Optimizing and Leveling Resource Assignments

Tracking Progress (6 topics)

  • Working With Baselines
  • Entering Duration Updates
  • Entering Work Updates
  • Entering Cost Updates
  • Discovering Variances
  • Troubleshooting and Getting Back on Track

Getting Started with Office Project Server 2007 (4 topics)

  • 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

Prerequisites

Delegates are required to have the following: - 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

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