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Microsoft PPM for Administrators

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2 Days

Microsoft Project Server and the cloud offering, Project Online, now collectively called Microsoft PPM, comprise a department-wide or enterprise-wide solution that consolidates projects, programs, and resources. It offers features that are designed to report on schedule status, resource capacity, and portfolio needs. This course teaches the core techniques that the Project Server administrator or PMO administrator will need to be skilled in to support an existing or new installation of Project Server. Participants of this course will gain practical examples from the experienced instructor who has deployed and configured these features in organizations in a wide variety of businesses.
This course is designed for administrators or project managers.

In this course, participants will:

  • Describe the components of the Project Server/Online software solution and its benefits to an organization
  • Manage enterprise-wide security in an efficient manner and to support future changes
  • Create and update enterprise-wide templates used to jump start projects of various types
  • Configure all enterprise-wide objects used to gather or deliver information to users
  • Design security-controlled views to enhance the user experience
  • Perform recommended maintenance to optimize Project Online
Learn the Project Server Solution
Project Server Solution Benefits
The SharePoint Relationship
Project, Program, and Portfolio Support
Database Reporting Options
Enterprise Resource Management Support

Manage Enterprise Templates
Create Enterprise Project Types
Create and Edit Project Detail Pages
Understand Project Workflow through Phases and Stages
Change Elements of the Project Workflow

Configure Custom Objects
Set Enterprise Server Settings
Configure Timesheet and Task Settings
Edit Administrative Timesheet Categories
Manage Enterprise Calendars
Create Enterprise Fields and Lookup Tables
Create New Enterprise Resources
Edit the Global Project Template
Set Project Site Options

Configure the User Experience
Develop PWA Page Views
Control Filters and Groups
Set PWA Gantt Formatting
Modify Quick Launch Links

Perform Database Maintenance
Delete Custom Objects
Check In Custom Objects
Set Backup Policies
Work with OLAP Cubes
Manage the Queue

Manage Project Server Security
Work with Users, Groups and Categories
Control PWA permissions by Role or Feature
Use Delegates for Resource Backups and Troubleshooting

Note: Detailed course objectives will be tailored based on client configuration
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