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SharePoint 2013: Creating a Project Management Information System (PMIS)

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

919

Duration

3 Days

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SharePoint provides a web-based framework that can empower your organization to create a standards-based Project Management Information System (PMIS) with formal project management methodology. In this training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to identify coordination challenges, monitor schedules, leverage existing tracking documents, and manage projects using SharePoint more effectively.

You Will Learn How To

  • Build a SharePoint Project Management Information System (PMIS)
  • Create and customize a SharePoint site for effective collaboration
  • Monitor and analyze the project schedule and milestones in a SharePoint site
  • Generate on-demand project status reports

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Experience at the level of:
    • Course 296, Project Management: Skills for Success

Software:

  • SharePoint 2013 is used for the exercises in this course

Course Outline

  • Overview of a SharePoint PMIS
  • Leveraging industry best practices, tools and techniques to achieve project success
  • Benefiting from SharePoint collaboration features
  • Tailoring SharePoint as a standards-based PMIS
  • Establishing the PMIS Platform

Creating the SharePoint PMIS

  • Presenting a project management methodology
  • Identifying relevant organizational processes
  • Setting up sites with new and existing templates
  • Performing initial site administrative tasks

Adding users and setting permissions

  • Defining organizational structure
  • Determining stakeholder communication requirements
  • Building a SharePoint communication plan
  • Customizing permissions for specific site components

Customizing the PMIS structure and standards

  • Planning the information architecture
  • Generating issue, contact, calendar, project tracking and custom lists
  • Centralizing documents in libraries
  • Supporting various document types: PDF, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  • Fostering Team Collaboration

Identifying project coordination challenges

  • Real time
  • Remote
  • Offline
  • Performing a needs assessment
  • Selecting the appropriate SharePoint solution

Employing SharePoint collaboration features

  • Enabling version control, check-in/check-out and content approval for document management
  • Allowing for offline communication
  • Utilizing wikis for efficient content management
  • Linking Microsoft Office to SharePoint
  • Tracking Projects with SharePoint

Monitoring the project schedule

  • Establishing project tracking guidelines
  • Documenting a risk management process
  • Subscribing to automated alerts

Analyzing project progress

  • Comparing planned vs. actual task performance
  • Assigning tasks with the Project Task List
  • Updating the Issues List

Correcting project deviation

  • Determining change control procedures
  • Reevaluating the project schedule
  • Disseminating Project Reports

Informing project status to stakeholders

  • Filtering project information with custom views
  • Creating management dashboards with Web Parts

Establishing a Meeting Workspace

  • Centralizing meeting agendas, documents, action items, schedules and contacts
  • Linking Microsoft Outlook with SharePoint
  • Locating project information with the built-in search tool
  • Integrating Project Management Tools

Leveraging existing project tracking documents

  • Employing Microsoft Office 2010 integration with SharePoint Server
  • Exporting Microsoft Excel data to SharePoint lists
  • Synchronizing a Microsoft Project plan

Presenting project status data

  • Editing a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation from the PMIS
  • Considering third-party products and application compatibility
  • Successfully Closing the Project
  • Transferring project and personal lessons learned
  • Archiving the SharePoint PMIS
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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 15 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 2 PDUs

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