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Project Server (PWA) 2010 for Project Managers

Objectives: This is an in-depth, hands-on, instructor-led course which provides the Project Manager with the skills needed to create and manage enterprise projects using Microsoft Project Server 2010 while following a standard project lifecycle process. Each student will follow the instructor and complete hands-on exercises that are pre-loaded with Microsoft Project Professional 2010, and connected to a live Project Server 2010 training system.

Target Audience: Anyone who needs to learn Project Web Access.

Pre-Requisites: The minimum requirement for this course is significant hands-on experience with a recent version of MS Project. If you have never used MS Project, you must attend the Introduction to MS Project. Prior knowledge of Project Management is helpful.

Duration: 2 Days

Module 1 – Introduction to Microsoft Project Server 2010

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Review Project Server's main features and terminology
  • Review how Project Server facilitates the life of a project
  • Review how Project Server uses its four databases
  • Review the project data and metadata model
  • Review how the web and desktop interfaces are used.

Module 2 - Using the Project Web App (PWA) Interface

  • Open Project Web App (PWA) web site
  • Navigate through its interface, and use the main features of the interface.

Module 3 - Initiating Enterprise Projects with PWA

  • How Enterprise Project Types are used in Project Server
  • Initiate, save & close a Basic Project Plan in PWA
  • Review Project Server's demand management features
  • How to initiate a Sample Proposal in PWA.

Module 4 - Viewing and Analyzing Enterprise Projects with PWA

  • Navigate and manipulate project data views in the PWA Project Center
  • Locate a project in the PWA Project Center and view its properties
  • Learn how to view and manipulate the detailed data views for a project in the PWA Project Center such as task views, resource views, and assignment views.

Module 5 - Project Editing and Task Planning with PWA

  • Open a project for editing in the PWA Project Center
  • Modify the properties of a project
  • Add and remove tasks and milestones, set up a Work Breakdown Structure, and set dependencies within a project schedule
  • How to save, publish, close, and check in a project schedule.

Module 6 - Resource and Assignment Planning with PWA

  • Select resources from the Project Server Enterprise Resource Pool & add them to a project team in PWA
  • Reserve resources for a project using a Resource Plan
  • Assign resources to tasks in a project schedule.

Module 7 - Viewing and Analyzing Enterprise Resources in PWA

  • Navigate and manipulate resource data views in the PWA Resource Center
  • Locate a resource in the PWA Resource Center and view its properties
  • Select one or more resources and analyze their assignments, workloads, and availabilities.

Module 8 - Using the Microsoft Project Professional 2010 Interface

  • Navigate and manipulate the Microsoft Project Professional interface



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