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Monitoring Projects, Programs, Portfolios in Project Server 2010

About This Course

This 0.5-day course prepares executives and sponsors to monitor their project portfolios effectively in a Project Server environment.

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Course Learning Objectives

The following learning objectives are subject to customization:

  • Understand how to most effectively utilize the Microsoft Project Server for monitoring projects.
  • Be able to track project schedules during the project execution phase
  • Be able to monitor and manage resource workloads in an enterprise environment
  • Be able to collaborate with and manage project managers on schedules, budgets, documents, risks and issues
  • Be able to work with the dashboards views for the project sponsor and senior management: project center views and data analysis views
  • Be able to determine the right health indicators for portfolios, programs and projects
  • Be aware of useful views and reports to manage portfolios or programs
  • Gain insight into the reporting power of Project Server
  • Know how to interpret Earned Value reports
  • Be aware of implementation issues around Project Server

Detailed Topical Outline

The following course topics are subject to customization:

Overview of the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution

  • Project management, EPM and business processes
  • Business benefits of Project Server
  • Project, Project Server, and PWA and how they work together
  • The different users in Project Server and their stake

Monitoring the project portfolios in PWA

  • Assessing the health of the portfolios
  • Dashboards and different possibilities for customization

Monitoring major projects in PWA

  • The basis for performance measurment: Making sure that the quality of the schedules is checked
  • Allowing project managers to own their time buffer or cost reserve: the mature thing to do
  • Using traffic light views in the Project Center: what are solid health indicators?
  • Assessing the health of projects in Tracking Gantt view in the Project Center
  • Earned Value views: what to look for?
  • What to ask for in the enterprise views

Monitoring resources

  • Viewing resource capacity versus demand
  • Viewing resource utilization
  • Finding the resource constraint and maximize throughput

Risks and Issues

  • Monitoring risks and issues across many projects: dashboard
  • Finding and analysing tendencies in risks and issues


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