Posted by: kurtsh | March 25, 2005

TRAINING: Microsoft Office Project and EPM Vision Workshop

Microsoft Office Project and EPM Vision Workshop
Presented by Microsoft in partnership with QuantumPM

Join QuantumPM and Microsoft for an exciting Workshop that focuses on Microsoft Office Project and an approach and overview of Enterprise Project Management (EPM). The day begins with a Microsoft Office Project Tips and Tricks session that focuses on best practices to help you leverage Microsoft Office Project more effectively. This session answers key questions through demo, discussion and illustration. The afternoon continues with a conceptual approach and an overview to EPM.  Join us to gain insight into this approach, understand lessons learned by other organizations and how your organization can successfully implement EPM!  EPM is all about your organization, how you work, what you accomplish, and what’s essential to you and what drivers you feel make projects successful.  Understand your Processes and How you Work. Learn How the Product can facilitate that process/project. The day is designed to be filled with interesting conversation and fun giveaways! Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Session Details:

Session 1: Microsoft Office Project – Key Tips and Tricks   
This session focuses on best practices and tips & tricks to help you leverage Microsoft Office Project more effectively.  The session will begin with tips on scheduling projects, such as setting up key options and settings in Microsoft Office Project. This will ensure your project plan is well poised for the type of project you are managing, the results you are expecting, and ultimately how you will communicate project data throughout the life of the project.  Key questions we will answer in this module include:  What are some of the new Project Options? What are the Benefits of Using Project Templates? How do I Create a Work Break Down Structure? What are the Differences when using fixed: Duration, Work, and Units? What are Task Dependencies and how do I link tasks between different projects? How do I show the calculated the Critical Path? What are the “best-practices” for using Constraints? How do I Level Specific Resources? How do I Create or Use Baseline Data, and other mysteries about Earned Value? How do I Apply Progress to Projects, Tasks and Resources? …… And More.

Session 2:  Microsoft Office Project – Key Tips and Tricks – Focus on Resource Management  
This session focuses on best practices and tips & tricks to help you manage resources using Microsoft Office Project and Project Server 2003. The session will begin with an introduction to best-practices for managing resources within individual project schedules, then transition to using the Enterprise Global Resource Pool to manage resources across multiple projects for the enterprise. Key questions we will answer in this module include:   What are the options for defining and using resources? Is there a difference between “local” vs. “enterprise” resources? How can I see the resource load and remaining availability within my project? Why should I use “Generic” resources? Show me the steps I take to replace resources. What’s the best way to update my project with actual work? When I replace a resource with accumulated “actuals”, what happens to the remaining work? Why would I use “committed” vs. “proposed” resource types? Can I level resources across multiple projects? How can I do what-if project delivery simulations for projects with overloaded resources? Show me the best ways to analyze resource work loads and future availability.

Session 3: A Proven Approach for Success:  An Introduction to EPM
EPM is all about your organization, how you work, what you accomplish, and what’s essential to you and what drivers you feel make projects successful.  You need to identify, understand and plan how to manage your unique processes and activities with project management. This session will provide you with a conceptual approach and an overview to EPM.  Join us to gain insight into this approach, understand lessons learned by other organizations and how your organization can successfully implement EPM!
Understand your Processes and How you Work
Learn How the Product can facilitate that process/project
Plan and Envision your implementation of resource and enterprise project management

To Register:  http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?culture=en-US&eventid=1032272580&x=13&y=12

Please RSVP for this invitation-only event by calling 877.MSEVENT (877.673.8368) or visit http://msevents.microsoft.com/ and search for Event Code 1032272580.

Thursday, April 28, 2005
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Breakfast and Registration at 8:30 a.m.)
Microsoft Corporation
3 Park Plaza, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA  92614
949.263.3000
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/info/usaoffices/southernca/orangecounty.mspx 

 


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