This course is designed to teach project managers how to effectively manage projects and resources in the Microsoft Project Server and Project Online environments. Participants will learn how to initiate projects in the Project Web App (PWA) and Project Professional, collaborate with project sites, as well as interact with the ribbon in the Project Server Project and Resource centers. Students will also learn how to manage task assignments and timesheet updates. Creating, saving, publishing and managing projects and resources will be covered. We will also work with Reporting and the BI Center.
Group discounts also available. Call us to learn more (972-996-1895)
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  • Agenda
  • What is Virtual Classroom?

Module 1: Project Server 2013 Overview

  • What is an EPM Solution?
  • The role of the Project Manager
  • Components of an EPM Solution

Module 2: Working in the Project Center

  • Viewing and Opening Projects
  • Checking-in Projects
  • Editing Custom Fields
  • Changing Ownership and Republishing

Module 3: Managing Views & Personal Settings

  • Create and manage PWA Views
  • Add fields to views and make them visible to users
  • Manage personal settings

Module 4: Lifecycle Management

  • Understand Demand and Lifecycle Management benefits and terms
  • Create, save and manage projects using EPT's
  • Work with PDP's, templates and workflow

Module 5: Working with Project Professional

  • Creating a new project from a template
  • Saving an Enterprise Project
  • Building a Team from the Enterpriseusing Project Professional
  • Publishing projects to Project Server

Module 6: Managing Resources

  • Analyzing availability and assignments Team Building
  • Managing resources in the Resource Center

Module 7: Task Management

  • Using PWA to track task progress
  • Using PWA to update task progress in a project schedule

Module 8: Timesheet Management

  • Using PWA to enter time within a timesheet
  • Using PWA to manage, approve and recall timesheets

Module 9: Issues, Risks and Documents

  • Managing Issues
  • Managing Risks
  • Managing Documents

Module 10: Managing the Project Site

  • Collaborating in the Project Site
  • Using Project Site lists
  • Managing the Project Site

Module 11: Working with Status Reports

  • Managing Status Reports
  • Grouping status reports

Module 12: Portfolio & Strategy Management

  • Work with existing Portfolios
  • Create and manage a new Portfolio

Module 13: Business Intelligence & Reporting

  • Create and Manage BI reports using Excel Services and the Excel Web Access web part
  • Build Dashboard pages and configure web parts

Virtual Classroom (Powered by Classroom On Demand)
Overview:

Attend Class from Your Home or Office
Attending an online or virtual course has never been easier and more powerful than it is today. Using the latest in web conferencing, cloud based virtual machines and voice over IP (VOIP) technologies we have worked hard to provide the best in class for online course delivery.
The Virtual Classroom platform works best in the following conditions:

  • A high-speed Internet connection.
    You will be connecting to both a virtual training environment (GotoTraining) and a hosted virtual machine (Cloudshare).

    Note: Sometimes in office environments firewalls used for internet security prevent those connections from being made. Please test your connection

With Virtual Classroom powered by Classroom On Demand, you get the best of both worlds: the benefits of being in a classroom with the convenience and cost savings of online training!
Our courses are taught live by our experienced instructors using the same high-quality classroom material.

Benefits of Virtual Classroom

  • Save on travel costs and time spent at airports/hotels, etc
  • Instructor interacts in real-time to answer questions or clarify material
  • Get the same high-quality content as the classroom version of the course
  • Participate from almost anywhere with easy system setup and modest connectivity requirements
  • Participate in hands-on labs reinforcing concepts learned
  • Sessions are recorded for your review after the class
  • Join any session at another date for a module you may have missed

How it works

  • Browse our training and find a course and date.
  • Register and pay for the course.
  • Material will be sent to you within a couple days of registering.
  • On the day of the course, connect to our virtual classroom and your virtual machine using your highspeed Internet connection.
  • A self contained Project Server environment will be available to work through hands on labs, providing you with access for the duration of the course to reinforce concepts learned. Additionally, the instructor can shadow and guide you as you work through the labs and steps.
  • Viewing Options
    • Option 1: One computer with two monitors.
      This allows you to view the instructor on one machine and work with the Virtual lab on the other screen.
    • Option 2: Two computers.
      This is ideal for a workstation and laptop setup which will be used for viewing on one machine and working in the virtual lab on the other computer.
    • Option 3: One computer and tablet/iPad.
      This is a great option if you have a tablet or iPad. You can connect to the instructor’s presentation via the iPad/tablet device and use your computer for working in the virtual lab. You can even use the audio from the iPad/tablet for participating in the session.
    • Option 4: One computer. This option is for the student that is comfortable with toggling back and forth during the lecture/presentation/demo and the hands-on virtual labs.
  • A speaker phone or hands-free headset for your telephone/device.
    Because you’ll be using the keyboard and mouse throughout the class, you will need a speakerphone or headset by your computer.
  • VOIP or Unlimited long-distance phone service.
    You can use the GotoTraining microphone and speaker option, or using Skype is a good option. You can also call in using your unlimited long-distance calling plan (if you have one).

Setup and System Requirements

The set up is easy. You do not need the software for the class on your computer. It will be on the virtual computer you'll connect via the cloud.
Just install conferencing software. You will need to install the two conferencing software applications that connect you into the classroom.

Just install the virtual lab plugins. You will need to make sure your computer will allow you to install the cloudshare plugins. This is required for running the virtual training labs.

  • CloudShare Plugins: Please review the plug-in requirements for Cloudshare Virtual machines. The guidance can be found here. Check here.

System Requirements Make sure the computer you are connecting to meets the minimum requirements:
For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0, Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)
Connect 10 minutes before the class. A few days before the class we will ship the course materials directly to your home or office. In addition, we'll send an email to you with instructions on how to access your classroom connection and phone bridge. Be sure to allow yourself about 20 minutes of set up time just before the start of the class.

 

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Contact us to setup a demo or call anytime. 972-996-1895 | info@msprojectpros.com