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Microsoft® Project Certifications
Project Blue Belt® 2007
Managing Projects with Microsoft® Office Project Server 2007
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3 Days
21 PDUs / 2.1 CEUs
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Six 3-hour sessions
18 PDUs / 1.8 CEUs
Project Orange Belt® course is required before taking Project Blue Belt; however, participants may skip this if they can demonstrate successful completion of the equivalent Microsoft certification exam.
Experience using Project 2007 to create project schedules
Experience with the Microsoft Windows XP® or Windows Vista™ operating system
Experience with Microsoft Excel®
Familiarity with key PM concepts and terminology in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
About The Program
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control enterprise projects by using the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 enterprise tool. This is the second course in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 Official Curriculum series and covers the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution. It also prepares participants for Microsoft’s Server 2007 MCTS exam.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for experienced project managers and schedulers. These individuals are capable of managing projects in the Project 2007 EPM environment, including project and non-project efforts, risks, issues, documents, task progress and timesheets. These individuals should be familiar with key project management concepts and terminology found in the PMBOK Guide and should have advanced knowledge and capabilities with Project 2007.

What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:

  • Initiate projects
  • Understand the project planning processes
  • Plan projects through scope, schedule and staffing management plans
  • Plan resource assignments
  • Plan projects through cost, risk and other planning documents
  • Execute projects through processes, resources and deliverables
  • Execute projects by managing timesheets and personal settings
  • Monitor and control projects through processes and baselines
  • Monitor and control projects by tracking task and project progress
  • Monitor and control projects through measuring project performance and reporting progress
  • Close projects

Course Overview

Getting Started With Project 2007 and Project Server 2007

  • Describing the Enterprise Project Management context
  • Discovering Project Server 2007
  • Differentiating the users of Project Server 2007
  • Working with Project Professional 2007 and Project Server 2007

How to Initiate Projects

  • Understanding initiating processes
  • Differentiating the initiating processes in Project Professional 2007 and Project Web Access
  • Managing initiating processes by using Project Web Access
  • Managing documents in Project Web Access

How to Plan Projects

  • Understanding the project management plan
  • Differentiating the Project Server 2007 client software
  • Developing components of the scope management and schedule management plans
  • Working with deliverables

Understanding the Staffing Management Plan

  • Building a project team
  • Analyzing and managing resource availability
  • Understanding resource assignments
  • Resolving resource overallocation with enterprise resources

How to Develop Cost, Risk and Other Planning Documents

  • Developing components of the cost management plan
  • Developing components of the risk management plan
  • Linking planning documents and using the team discussion feature

How to Execute Projects and Manage Processes, Resources and Deliverables

  • Understanding executing processes
  • Managing resources and deliverables
  • Working with timesheets
  • Reporting administrative time
  • Configuring personal settings

Understanding Monitoring and Controlling

  • Working with the baselines
  • Working with task progress and updates in Project Web Access
  • Working with task progress by using Office Project 2007
  • Tracking and viewing task information by Using Outlook® 2007

Measuring Performance and Reporting Progress

  • Understanding status reports
  • Reviewing performance metrics and progress reports
  • Working with the baselines

How to Close Projects in the Enterprise

  • Understanding the closing process


  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments?

Project Blue Belt® 2010 will be available in March 2011.

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