Using SharePoint 2013 for Project Management

Learn how to use new, powerful features of SharePoint 2013 to manage your projects, documents, meetings, communications, and scheduling – an indispensable tool for every project manager!

This intense 3-day instructor led course will teach how to use SharePoint 2013 as project management information system. You'll learn everything from task management using the new task features and integration with Microsoft Project, to coordinating resources, communicating project updates to stakeholders, and the most efficient ways to organize your sites. No previous SharePoint expertise needed!

This class teaches project managers how to implement Agile and SCRUM projects in SharePoint, as well as traditional waterfall and highly structured project management methodologies. In addition, students will learn about all new features such as Site Mailboxes and project reporting features. You will learn how to automate many project functions using SharePoint workflows.

This class is packed with hands-on labs to re-enforce class topics and provide you with the skills to successfully manage project artifacts, develop workflows to automate project management processes, manage content such as documents, calendars, risks, issues, deliverables, and track tasks and resource usage. You'll learn best practices for using SharePoint project management sites and practical ideas for implementing the solutions within you organization.

Make better decisions, communicate more effectively, and increase project success with SharePoint 2013 and this training class!

The New SharePoint 2013 makes project management easy for any user who needs to collaboratively manage a project or participate in a project team. This new version of SharePoint empowers using both novice and experienced, with everything from handling the lightest projects using the new project site template & features, to the more sophisticated approach to managing enterprise portfolio projects integrating SharePoint 2013 with Project Server 2013. Now, any Project Manager has an easy way to coordinate resources, track tasks, manage team members and communicate with stakeholders about projects in real time across their organization in an effective, efficient way.

Top 10 Reasons to Take This Course:

  1. Provide Stakeholders with a single point of access to information
  2. Lower costs and improve operational efficiency
  3. Jumpstart your efforts to create a Project Management Information System (PMIS)
  4. Leave the course with everything you need to plan, build, and implement project management sites in SharePoint.
  5. Hands-on! Learn by doing and building actual solutions during class
  6. Enable social decision making through real-time collaboration features of SharePoint
  7. Increase project success
  8. Manage both Agile and Waterfall projects using SharePoint
  9. Taught by Project Management and SharePoint experts
  10. Real-world scenarios and examples of how to use SharePoint in your organization

What You Will Learn :

  • Understand how to use SharePoint 2013's full feature set of collaboration features
  • Build and Use SharePoint 2013 Project sites & features
    • Project Summary Web Part
    • Visual timeline of the project's tasks
    • Complete task schedule for a project
    • Library for storing relevant project documents
    • Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project
    • Shared calendar for team events
    • Ability to connect to the Project 2013 client application
  • Build and Use Dashboards and Business Intelligence reports to give management visibility into projects
  • Construct a PMIS using SharePoint to schedule planning, reporting and forecasting your project
  • Allow project stakeholders instant access to critical project documents and information
  • Facilitate project team meetings and communication flow with Team Sites
  • Use SharePoint's built-in workflow capability to create custom workflows for your projects
  • Develop standard project management processes using SharePoint's BPM capabilities
  • Create custom lists, calendars, contacts and project tracking for each project
  • Establish project tracking guidelines through SharePoint for all projects