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MS-5929 - MS Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to use the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 enterprise tool to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close enterprise programs and to customize the enterprise environment.

This is the third course in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 Official Curriculum series and addresses the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have: • Fundamental knowledge of project management. • Experience using Microsoft Office Project to create project schedules. • Experience using Microsoft Office Project Web Access. • Experience with Microsoft Office Project Server, preferably Office Project Server 2007. • Experience with the Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system. • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or 2007. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have: • Familiarity with the key project management concepts and terminology found in the PMBOK Guide – Third Edition. • Familiarity with the key program management concepts and terminology found in PMI’s The Standard for Program Management. • Completed MOC Course 5927A: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects. • Completed MOC Course 5928A: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Managing Enterprise Projects, Programs, and Portfolios


Managing Projects, Programs, and Portfolios in an Enterprise.
Understanding Program Management Standards and Terminology.

Module 2: Working with the Enterprise Project Management Solution 2007


Understanding the EPM t Solution 2007.
Navigating the EPM Solution Interfaces.

Module 3: Program Management


Understanding Program Management.
Program Management in the Organization.
Defining Policies and Procedures for Program Management.
Program Life Cycle Process and Phases.

Module 4: Defining and Creating the Enterprise Environment


Reviewing the Default Settings of Office Project Server 2007.
Implementing Changes in an Enterprise Environment.

Module 5: Setting Up the Program


Working with a Program.
Customizing Permissions and Enterprise Fields.

Module 6: Planning the Program


Developing a Detailed Plan of the Program.
Establishing Project Interdependencies in a Program.
Finalizing the Program Plan.

Module 7: Managing the Resources


Updating the Enterprise Resource Pool and Replacing Resources.
Refining the Program Plan by Identifying Critical Resources.

Module 8: Tracking Timesheets and Task Progress


Managing Timesheets and Task Progress.
Configuring Timesheets and Task Progress.

Module 9: Performing Earned Value Management


Applying Earned Value Management.
Using Earned Value Management in Office Project 2007.
Creating and Modifying Views and Reports for EVM Analysis.

Module 10: Reporting and Analyzing the Program Data


Customizing the Enterprise Fields and Views to Track a Program.
Building an OLAP Cube and Creating and Modifying a View in Data Analysis.

Module 11: Managing Project Workspaces for Programs and the Queue


Configuring a Workspace for a Project in a Program.
Managing the Queue.

Module 12: Closing the Program and Refining the Environment


Closing and Archiving a Program.
Refining an Enterprise Environment.