Microsoft Project Server 2007

  • Length: 4-16 Hours
Flexible, role-based training - completely redesigned for this new product. 

A Microsoft® Project Server implementation is not complete without effective training for project managers, team members and executives.

Course Description

Microsoft® Project Server offers expanded communication and project management capabilities to project-driven organizations. Project managers have increased visibility into resource availability. Stakeholders, from team members to executive sponsors, are able to update and view project information via a web browser interface.

Versatile has responded to this new enterprise application with a series of flexible training modules. Each module is designed to address specific product capabilities. This modular approach enables you to customize training to your site-specific implementation.

Configurable product, configurable training

When you implement Microsoft® Project Server you will configure it to match the way your firm manages projects. Our training is designed around the configurable functions in the product. That means your team will get trained on your process using your data. For example, Microsoft® Project offers several methods of tracking progress including tracking actual hours vs. percent complete. When you bring Versatile’s classes to your site we’ll invest time in advance of the training to understand your configuration choices and the course materials will reflect your decisions.

A rare combination of knowledge and experience

Versatile’s Microsoft® Project Server instructors are your best resource on this new product. Our instructors have investigated all the options the tool has to offer, and they’ve learned even more as they installed and configured this product in customer organizations.

Modular training designed so users attend only the modules they need.

Benefits

Each type of user learns the features they’ll need to successfully participate in working on projects.The training is customized to match site-specific configuration decisions.

Audience

The potential audience for Microsoft® Project Server training typically falls into four categories:

  • Project managers who will use Microsoft® Project Professional to plan and manage a project and use Microsoft® Project Server to communicate with their stakeholders, including their sponsor and team members.
  • Project team members who will use Microsoft® Project Server to get assignments and report progress.
  • Project sponsors and portfolio managers who will use Microsoft® Project Server to get accurate status from projects and be able to combine information from multiple projects to understand enterprise-wide project issues such as resource utilization.
  • Resource managers who will use Microsoft® Project Server to allocate their personnel to project teams and monitor their performance on project-related tasks.

Course Outline

Enterprise Project Management

1. Introduction to Microsoft’s EPM Solution 
An overview of the features, design, and benefits 

2. Microsoft Project Professional Client 
How Project Professional connects to Project Server 

3. Introduction to Project Web Access
How to navigate and manipulate the PWA user interface 

4. Activity Plans and Proposals 
Managing projects using only Project Web Access 

5. Managing Enterprise Resources 
The tools and concepts for optimizing enterprise resources 

6. Submitting Timesheets 
Reporting time on project and non-project activities
7. Approving Timesheets 
Administration procedures for managers that approve timesheets 

8. Submitting Task Updates 
Tools for team members to report project progress 

9. Approving Task Updates 
Procedures for project managers to accept updates to the project plan 

10. Collaboration Tools 
SharePoint tools to improve communication within project teams 

11. Enterprise Reports 
Mining the enterprise data for program and portfolio management reports

12. How to Perform Time Sheet and Status Reporting