Project Server 2013 Inside Out
This 5-day Instructor Lead course how to work with Microsoft Project Server 2013. You will also create and management projects and schedules, resources, tasks and timesheets with Project Web App. Create and configure Business Intelligence for customized project reporting. Other topics include how to backup and restore and troubleshoot Project Server 2013.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for anyone that will need to manage and use Project Server 2013. This includes the IT Administrators, Project Managers, Project Schedulers, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads, Consultants and other people responsible for managing projects. Also anyone responsible for scheduling, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting and staffing of projects and supporting Microsoft Project Server 2013.
Module 1: Overview
A simple introduction module.
Module 2: Architecture, Installation and Upgrade
In this module you will be introduced to Project Server 2013 features and architecture and a brief review of the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) stack. You will also learn how to install Project Server 2013 and upgrade older Project Server 2010 instances.
Module 3: Setup and Administer Project Web Access
In this module you will learn about Project Web App (PWA). You will learn about the different areas of the PWA site and what each are used for, what steps are required when starting with a new PWA site (such as cost types, departments and resources) and lastly how to configure the various branding aspects of PWA.
- Configure Project Web Access
- Customizing Project Web App
- Project Web Access
Module 4: Permissions and Security
In this module you explore the permissions modes of Project Server 2013. This includes the new SharePoint Permission mode and the older Project Server permission mode. Project Server permission mode includes the review of Categories, Templates and Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS) and how each interacts with user project visibility.
- Permissions And Security
Module 5: Enterprise Custom Calendars, Fields and Lookup Tables
In this module you will learn to create and manage Enterprise Calendars, Custom Fields and Lookup Tables.
- Lookup tables
- Enterprise Custom Fields
Module 6: Time and Task Management
In this module you will learn how to use Project Server to perform Time and Task management. This includes defining Fiscal Periods, managing timesheets, requesting status reports and managing resource allocations.
- Time Management
- Task Management
Module 7: Business Intelligence and Reporting
In this module you will learn about many of the Business Intelligence and Reporting features of Project Server 2013. This includes the default set of Excel Services Reports and how to use the more advanced reporting features like Analysis Services, PowerPivot and PerformancePoint.
- Managing Reports
- Common Errors
- Business Intelligence Features
Module 8: Project Sites
In this module you explore the features of a Project Site connected to SharePoint. This includes how to work with and manage Document libraries and the various SharePoint list types (Tasks, Risks and Issues, Discussion, Contacts and Calendars).
- Managing Project Sites
Module 9: Backup and Recovery
In this module you explore how to Backup and Restore Project Web App and the projects stored on it. You also review how to backup Project Sites tied to the Projects.
Module 10: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
In this module you will learn how to troubleshoot and maintain Project Server. This includes deleting Enterprise Objects, managing the Project Server queue, and reading the ULS logs.
- Maintaining Project Server
Lab: Installing Project Server 2013
Lab: Exploring Project Web Access
Lab: Creating Cost Types and Departments
Lab: Creating Resources
Lab: Creating Projects and Tasks
Lab: Customizing Project Web Access
Lab: Managing Operational Policies
Lab: SharePoint Permission Mode
Lab: Project Server Permission Mode
Lab: Creating Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
Lab: Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables
Lab: Time and Task Management
Lab: Advanced Task Assignments
Lab: Assigning and Working With Resources
Lab: Working With Timesheets
Lab: Working With Project Schedules
Lab: Integrating Exchange
Lab: Configure Business Intelligence
Lab: Reports and Dashboards
Lab: Working With Project Sites
Lab: Backup and Recovery
Lab: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
What You'll Learn
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Use and work with Project Server 2013 features.
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