Managing Projects using Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code M5927-5928

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This five day instructor-led combined course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build, maintain, and control well-formed project plans. This combined course covers the two courses in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 Official Curriculum series and the Microsoft EPM 2007 Solution.


Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Project 2007
  • Create and define projects
  • Work with estimates and dependencies
  • Work with deadlines, constraints, and task calendars
  • Work with resources
  • Get started with Office Project Server 2007
  • Initiate projects
  • Understand the project planning processes
  • Plan projects through scope and schedule management
  • Plan projects through staffing management plans
  • Plan resource assignments for projects
  • Predict behaviour by using task types and the scheduling formula
  • Customize and format Microsoft Project views
  • Analyze resource utilizatio
  • Track progress
  • Create project reports which analyze project, resource, and task data
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Plan projects through cost, risk, and other planning documents
  • Execute projects through processes, resources, and deliverables
  • Execute projects by managing timesheets and personal settings
  • Monitor and control projects by tracking task and project progress
  • Monitor and control projects through measuring project performance and reporting progress
  • Close projects.

Target Audience

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for both novice and experienced project managers and schedulers. These individuals would be involved in or responsible for scheduling, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting, and staffing of projects and supporting other users of MS Office Project. These individuals would also be capable of managing projects in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 EPM environment, including project and non-project efforts, risks, issues, documents, task progress, and timesheets.

Additional Information

You should be familiar with key project management concepts and terminology found in Project Management Institute (PMI), as well as basic Windows navigation skills.


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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


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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