Using SharePoint 2010 for Project Management

Leverage Microsoft SharePoint to increase the success rate of your projects and meetings in this SharePoint Project Management training course.

In this SharePoint project management training course, you will learn how to:

  • Enterprise-class project management with Sharepoint
  • Real-world configurations & customized project sites
  • How to make SharePoint your ultimate PMIS
  • Running tight version control using SharePoint tools
  • Workflow & process automation, calendars, Gantt charts, & more
  • Integrate project work & Microsoft Office & Project 2010
  • Reporting with SharePoint's Excel Services
  • Forecasts, KPIs, Business Intelligence, & more
  • New business intelligence features for informative reporting & digital dashboards
  • Content management for easy web site creation
  • Use new real-time collaborative technologies in SharePoint and Office 2010
  • Design "tell-all" dashboards for complete view of projects
  • Use SharePoint BI features to graphically display project data

New and updated for Sharepoint 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 includes many new features that make managing enterprise-class projects even easier. Integration between SharePoint Server and Project 2010 means project managers can manage enterprise-sized projects without relying on third party tools. Improved business intelligence features allow you to create informative reports and digital dashboards to keep stakeholders and sponsors informed. Content management features allow non-programmers and designers to create effective, elegant web sites without writing a line of code.

The collaborative technologies of SharePoint Server 2010 can take your projects to the next level. Efficient, effective communication and automation of project processes assist with day-to-day management and reduce the time needed to complete your projects.

Manage your communication, scope, information, workflow, & more.

More and more successful organizations use SharePoint to drive projects and operational initiatives. SharePoint allows teams to collectively manage information and work effort, collaborate seamlessly with colleagues and stakeholders, and — above all — transform the work of individual employees into a powerful unified effort that drives the project forward. Project Managers can coordinate all players with more ease than ever before and keep everyone on the same page, even as they harness information tools that allow the most efficient project management the industry has ever seen.

Get lab-driven skills for the real world, and prepare to use them immediately in your own workplace.

This hands-on, lab-driven course guides managers, project managers, and team leaders through the real-world process of using SharePoint to drive projects. Improve efficiency and boost the likelihood of success as you learn to build a customized Project Management Information System (PMIS), develop SharePoint project sites, build document libraries and management protocols. You'll integrate Microsoft Office software, build SharePoint Workflows, archive completed projects, and much more. Add these critical SharePoint tools to your project management expertise and experience the drastic difference that comes with truly effective project management.

Immediate Benefits of This Project Management Training Course:

  1. Construct a PMIS using SharePoint to schedule planning reporting and forecasting for your project
  2. Automate data collection efforts by using InfoPath forms and Form Services
  3. Allow all project stakeholders instant access to critical project information quickly and easily
  4. Unlock "silos" of information by using a SharePoint portal
  5. Set up one or multiple projects using a Microsoft Project Plan
  6. Facilitate meetings and communication using SharePoint
  7. Enable stakeholders with project status information and quickly communicate and solve problems
  8. Easily build Business Intelligence reports using Excel Services
  9. Utilize SharePoint's built-in workflow capabilities and learn how to create custom workflows tailored to your organizational needs
  10. Leverage Visio and PowerPoint within SharePoint
  11. Develop standard project management processes using SharePoint's BPM capabilities
  12. Utilize SharePoint Dashboard to give management clear visibility into projects
  13. Build Gantt Charts using MS Project and SharePoint
  14. Create custom lists, calendars, contacts, and project tracking for each project
  15. Utilize Web 2.0 capability in SharePoint 2010 like RSS and Wikis to increase project communication and efficiency
  16. Establish project tracking guidelines through SharePoint 2010 on all your projects
  17. Establish an online project archive for instant access to project history
  18. Create customized SharePoint Dashboards for project overviews
  19. Customize project information to target key project stakeholders
  20. Use SharePoint Sites and Workspaces for project organization

In-Class Group Exercises: Each chapter includes hands-on workshops

In this project management training course you will complete hands-on labs that will build a project from the ground up using SharePoint as the driver. Each section will give you relevant knowledge that you can take back to the office and implement using SharePoint.

  • Lab 1 — Learn proper configurations and review collaboration features.
  • Lab 2 — Create your SharePoint proj¬ect site and configure all site options to make sure it is correct for your IT envi¬ronment, including permissions and PMIS options.
  • Lab 3 — Configure content manage¬ment features for your project site. Take advantage of discussion forums, wikis, and surveys, then build document work spaces for your project site.
  • Lab 4 — Automate status alerts including RSS updates for stakeholders. Learn to update project tasks and issues lists and issues list and learn to use SharePoint's search capabilities.
  • Lab 5 — Build Business Intelligence into your SharePoint project. Create Management Dashboards that give all the vitals using SharePoint WebParts and distribute project status and fore¬casts to key players as using KPIs.
  • Lab 6 — Build a business process automation using infopath forms and workflows within SharePoint.
  • Lab 7 — Develop and use meeting workspaces for your project and inte¬grate Microsoft Outlook into your project.
  • Lab 8 — Learn how to migrate existing Microsoft Access projects and expose them through SharePoint's web-based user interface.
  • Lab 9 — Use SharePoint's existing capabilities to "roll-up" data from your projects and create a dashboard for project managers, sponsors and stakeholders. Create a dashboard that allows users to follow and manage their project tasks from a single page, without having to jump from project to project.

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