3-DAY PUBLIC SESSION  |  3-DAY VIRTUAL SESSION

Using SharePoint 2013 for Project Management

Training Course Outline for Using SharePoint 2013 for Project Management

1. Introduction to SharePoint

  • What is SharePoint?
    • What's New in SharePoint 2013
    • Hardware Requirements
    • Software Requirements
    • Licensing Options
    • Hosting Options – On-Premise versus Office 365
  • What is a Project Management Information System?
    • Why SharePoint?

2. Organizing your Project Sites

  • Understanding the SharePoint Hierarchy
  • Creating Site Collections, Sites, and Sub-Sites
  • Managing Security in SharePoint
    • Creating Groups
    • Managing Site/Project Members
    • Setting up the "Access Request" Feature
    • Customizing Permissions
  • Information Architecture in SharePoint
  • LAB: Creating PMO Site and Project Site

3. Managing Project Data with SharePoint Lists

  • Out-of-Box List Templates
    • Tasks Lists & Timelines
    • Project Calendars
    • Links & Promoted Links
    • Project Announcements
    • Discussion Boards
    • Issue Tracking
    • Surveys
  • Creating Custom Lists
    • Column Options
    • List Options – Versioning, Content Approval, Ratings
    • Creating Views
    • Importing Data
    • Tracking Project Milestones, Deliverables, and Risks with Custom Lists
  • LAB: Working with Task Lists
  • LAB: Working with Calendars, Issues, and Surveys
  • LAB: Creating a Risk List and Deliverables List

4. Managing Documents with SharePoint Libraries

  • Out-of-Box Libraries
    • Document Library
    • Form Library
    • Wiki Pages
    • Pictures
    • Report Library
    • Asset Library (Videos, Audio, Images)
  • Organizing Project Documents with Metadata
  • Using Document Sets
  • Collaborating on Project Documents
    • Check-in / Check-out
    • Versioning
    • Content Approval
  • LAB: Creating a Project Documents Library with Metadata
    • Uploading Files
    • Working with Versioning
    • Working with Documents in Office
    • Synchronizing files for Offline Use
  • LAB: Manage Project Requests using Document Sets

5. SharePoint Communities and Social Features

  • My Sites and SharePoint Profiles
  • Newsfeeds
    • Following People, Documents, and Projects
  • Community Sites
    • Posting and Replies
    • Membership
    • Reputations, Badges, and Social Features
  • LAB: Setting up your Profile and Newsfeed
  • LAB: Creating and Managing a Community Site

6. SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Office Integration

  • Integrating with Microsoft Project
    • Publishing Project Plans to SharePoint
    • Managing Task Updates in SharePoint & Project
  • Integrating with Microsoft Excel
  • Integrating with Microsoft Outlook
    • Integrating Task Data with Outlook
    • Using the new integrated "Tasks" view in MySites
    • Integrating Project Calendars with Outlook
    • Integrating Discussion Boards with Outlook
    • Integrating Contact Lists with Outlook
  • Using Site Mailboxes
  • LAB: Create and Manage Project Plans with SharePoint & Microsoft Project
  • LAB: Integrating Project Data with Microsoft Outlook
  • LAB: Using Site Mailboxes

7. Designing a Project Site

  • Working with Pages
  • Working with Web Parts
  • Reusable Project Templates with Site Templates
  • LAB: Design and Create a Full-Featured Project Site for your Team

8. Project Dashboards and Reports with Excel & Visio Services

  • Excel Services
  • Visio Services
  • LAB: Display Project Progress Charts with Excel Services
  • LAB: Interactive Project Process Document with Visio Services

9. Automating Approval and Other Processes with Workflows

  • Configuring Out of Box Workflows
  • Building Custom Workflows
  • LAB: Configure a Document Approval Workflow
  • LAB: Create a Custom "Change Control" Workflow for your Project

10. Agile / SCRUM Projects in SharePoint

  • Agile / SCRUM Concepts
    • Product Backlogs
    • Sprints
    • Task Boards
    • Daily Stand-up Meetings
    • Burn charts and Reports
  • LAB: Create a Product Backlog, a Task Board, and Sprints
  • LAB: Manage SCRUM Team Work in SharePoint


**Course Outline subject to change. **