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Microsoft Project Server 2013

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3 Days

Ideally, participants should be familiar with Project desktop, but it isn’t required.
This course provides training on Project Server 2013, a core component in Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management solution. Discover how Project Server, paired with Project Professional 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 supports robust project, program and portfolio management and streamlines efficiencies to capture bigger returns on projects. Learn to build, track and manage project schedules, as well as manage issues, risks, deliverables, resources, and documents across an enterprise with Microsoft Project Professional 2013 and publish them to Microsoft Project Server 2013. Also experience how Project Server 2013 helps to track, analyze, and report on projects using state of the art Business Intelligence capabilities.
This course is designed for Project Management roles using Microsoft Project Server 2013.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize Project Server as a Project Management Tool 
  • Prepare Program and Portfolio Management within Project Server 
  • Explain Project Server Roles 
  • Build & Manage Project Schedules with Project Server 2013 
  • Allocate, Assign and Manage Resource Demand/Workload 
  • Work with Views, Filters, Sorting, Finding, and Grouping 
  • Utilize Reporting Capabilities in Project Server 
  • Format and Print & Export Project Schedules 
  • Explain & Use Project Web Access to Manage Projects 
  • Conduct Reporting and Data Analysis in Project Server 
  • Customize Project Server Fields and Views 
  • Interpret Time and Task Management 
  • Learn the best practices of Microsoft Project and Project Server

Overview of Project Management
Overview of PLM
Overview of Program Management
Overview of Portfolio Management

Overview of Project Server Environment
Why use & Role Based Approaches to Utilization of MSPS 2013

Components of MSPS 2013
Project Professional
Project Web App
SharePoint Server
Project Server
SQL Server Database

Overview of MSPS 2013 Settings
Enterprise Settings
Department Settings

Overview of Project Web App (PWA)
Project Center
Resource Center
Project Sites
Approval Center
Tasks & Timesheets

Creating/Managing Project Schedule
Connecting Project Pro to Project Server
Leveraging Project Templates
Creating from Projects from SharePoint or Excel Task List

Editing Project Schedule
Best Practices in Building and Managing Schedules with Project Professional
Manual vs. Auto Scheduling
Dynamic Scheduling
Linking & Deadlines

Saving and Publishing Schedule

Checking in and out through Project Web App

Managing Project Permissions
Theory of PM Self Service
Adding/Editing/Deleting Permissions

Working with Project Sites
Document Libraries
Linking Tasks Site Documents
Risks and Issues

Managing Deliverables
Creating and Updating & Linking Between Projects

Demand & Capacity Management with Enterprise Resources
Local vs. Enterprise
Understanding & Using Resource Types
Data Options/Views/Filters
Assigning Resources
Resource Availability
Resource Plan

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