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PRINCE2® Combined Foundation and Practitioner Course, (5 days) – 17th to 21st January, 2011

When: Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM – Friday, January 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM (GMT) Where: Technology House Shottery Brook Office Park Timothy’s Bridge Road CV37 9NR Stratford Upon Avon United Kingdom Hosted By: Technology Associates International Ltd Technology Associates International ( www.techassoc.com ) is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), accredited by the APM Group – the leading accreditation, certification and examination body – to deliver PRINCE2® courses.    As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have over 18 years experience of delivering training solutions.   Our PRINCE2® trainers are skilled experts who take pride in guiding delegates through the PRINCE2® methodology and help them understand how the material applies to their specific personal and organisational circumstances. Register for this event now at: http://taipr2170111-rss.eventbrite.com Event Details: The course provides a balance between a learning experince about structured project management and PRINCE2®, and maximising the delegate’s chances of passing the Practitioner examination. On passing the examination, the delegate becomes a Registered PRINCE2® Practitioner. The course starts with a period of directed self-study commencing approximately 2 weeks before the classroom event.   This brings everyone up to a common standard of basic familiarity with the language and underlying principles of PRINCE2®, and ensures that the course gets off to a smooth start. Delegates should plan their time for this self-study to ensure that they gain maximum benefit from this essential element of the course.   A minimum of 10 hours should be scheduled if at all possible. The first three days in the classroom follow the lifecycle of a project, explaining the use and benefits of the PRINCE2® processes, themes and techniques, and how these can be adapted to suit a variety of project types and scenarios.   Approximately 30% of this time is spent on practical work and discussion using a “continuous” case study as a basis for exercises that help to reinforce delegate learning.    The Foundation examination takes place on day 3.  The following two days are dedicated to reinforcing what has been learnt and to preparing for the Practitioner examination that takes place on the last afternoon.   Full explanation is provided of the types of question used in the examination, together with guidance on how to answer them to best effect. Evening work is provided (approximately one-hour) to enable revision and practice of what has been learned each day. Terms & Conditions of Booking: Payment is due on booking.   Cancellations and Transfers More than 20 working days notice before course commences – £50 cancellation fee is payable From 0 to 20 working days inclusive before course commences – 100 % of the course fee is payable   VERY IMPORTANT: If you are unable to complete a course due to illness or any other reason, you will have to pay the full course fee to attend a future course. No refund will be offered for failing to attend any part of the whole course.   A full copy of our terms and conditions of sale is available on request.                 PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries.

Tech.Ed Europe 2010 Online Project Server 2010 Sessions

Exciting to announce the availability of the two Microsoft Project Server 2010 sessions we delivered at Tech.Ed Europe in Berlin this week (recordings and PowerPoint decks) are available online free of charge! Please note the interactive session are not available online, additionally there are plenty more content for SharePoint 2010: http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/Tracks/OfficeSharePoint and ALL TEE10 videos are here: http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe Happy learning! Don’t forget to vote (click on stars underneath the title) OFS224 – Project 2010 Demo, Demo, Demo – Overview for IT Professionals and Developers – Christophe Fiessinger, Jan Kalis

Introducing the UMT Project Financial Server 2010

Another awesome partner solutions UMT Project Financial Server 2010 built on the recently released Microsoft Project Server 2010, in their (Ben Chamberlain’s) own words: “The UMT Project Financial Server 2010 extends Microsoft Project Server 2010 to provide organizations with comprehensive cost and benefit management capabilities across the project life cycle.” I saw a recent demo beside the great capabilities I was impressed how it was seamlessly integrated with the familiar PWA interface, great job UMT! Don’t be shy and check out all the content available today on their site: webcast, brochure, datasheet, demo pack, demo scripts , etc… http://www.projectfinancialserver.com/newsevents/umt-project-financial-server-2010-demo-content-pack.aspx

Project 2007 – Project Web Access for Executives & Stakeholders Course

When: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT) Where: Technology House Shottery Brook Office Park Timothy’s Bridge Road CV37 9NR Stratford Upon Avon United Kingdom Hosted By: Technology Associates International Limited Technology Associates International Limited is one of the leading global project management consultancies specialising in Microsoft Office Project and Enterprise Project Management Solutions. Since 1990, Technology Associates have provided deployment, consultancy, development and training services to more than 500 organisations including some of the world’s leading companies, and we have an international presence throughout the world.   Technology Associates have deployed hundreds of EPM solutions and deployed more than 2,000 Microsoft Project solutions. With ten Microsoft Competencies under our belt, including ISV status, we have built a solid reputation for delivering high quality services and solutions, and providing exceptional value for money. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with Offices in New York, San Francisco, India and Barcelona, and a strategic partner network covering AsiaPac, Middle East and ROW, we work internationally in delivering EPM and SharePoint solutions to our customer base in over 39 countries. Register for this event now at: http://taipwa2007ex231110-rss.eventbrite.com Event Details: Course Description Course Outline:    This course provides the Executive user with training on features used in Project Web Access for Project 2007. The delegate will understand how to view programmes and projects via Web Access, and see how they can be reported on by using project attributes and categories. Through Web Access, the delegate can also view Enterprise project data via Data Alaysis views thus enhancing his/her understanding of the effect of individual projects on the overall database of projects.   In conjunction with functionality training, labs are used to provide each delegate with hands-on experience. Who Should Attend: Executives & Stakeholders who need to view project programme and portfolio information, resource capacity and loading data, and graphical reports, as well as being able to make key decisions using this data. No previous experience is assumed or is necessary. Course Content: Project Server architecture and overview. How data is exchanged between Microsoft Project Professional 2007, Project Server and viewed in PWA. How users/ stakeholders without Microsoft Project 2007 can interact with the Project Server database. The features of Project Web Access that are most helpful in tracking a projects progress and reporting progress. This includes Project Server’s timesheet capability, reporting of actual hours and percent complete, establishing and using auto-accept rules, and the creation and dissemination of status reports. Understanding permissions in Project Web Access. Home Page and overall navigation tips. Security/roles in Web Access. Tasks Discuss and practice how team members update actual hours for tasks they are assigned, and include task rejection, delegation, and creation via the Tasks tab. Data Analysis and Programme Management functionality. Projects How to view projects at a rolled up level. Resources Describe the Resource Center Page, including viewing Resource Availability & Assignments. Updates Discuss the project manager’s and team member’s update responsibilities within the timesheet approval cycle. Windows SharePoint Services The Project Workspace Document Management How to manage documents for projects, including adding documents to projects and linking them to tasks, issues and risks.                                     Issues How to raise and manage issues for projects, including creating new issues and linking them to tasks. Risks How to raise and manage risks in projects, including creating new risks and linking them to tasks. Advanced Reporting & Analysis Reporting using the optional features of SQL Reporting Services and MOSS (Excel services) (including heat maps) can be discussed and/or demonstrated.  

TechEd Europe, come meet the Project technical team in Berlin, 8-12 Nov

This year Microsoft Project 2010 will have exceptionally strong presence in the upcoming Microsoft TechED Europe in Berlin 8-12 November, if you have not registered yet time to do so! Four dedicated Project 2010 sessions for IT Professionals and Developers, including the very first public presentation on the upcoming Team Foundation Server and Project Server Integration . Your favorite Project 2010 Self-paced Hands on Lab (OFS210-HOL) Booth with top subject matter experts for Project 2010 from Seattle and Germany – come to ask questions ! Lastly – giveaways – a best seller book for all Project Server 2010 deployments, t-shirts with your favorite logo and more! Details Sessions Title Description Speakers OFS224 – Project 2010 Demo, Demo, Demo – Overview for IT Professionals and Developers Built on SharePoint 2010, Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management 2010 solution comprises Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server 2010, and helps organizations select and deliver the right projects, reduce costs, drive efficiencies and ultimately, plant the seeds to grow the business. This session provides an overview of the key investment areas and capabilities of Project Server 2010 and Project Professional 2010, including demand management, portfolio analysis, core project management, time tracking, and business intelligence/reporting. Lots of live demos! Christophe Fiessinger, Jan Kalis OFS305-IS – Project 2010 Deployment And Upgrade – the theory, the myth and the best practices Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint 2010 and provides relevant information to SharePoint and/or Project Server IT Professionals who plan, deploy and manage Project Server 2010 Farm. Specific topics discussed will include how to architect, deploy and configure Project Server within the context of a SharePoint Server 2010 farm, including capacity planning. We will also discuss the upgrade and migration from previous versions of Project Server 2007 and 2003, as well as Project Portfolio Server 2007. Christophe Fiessinger, Jan Kalis OFS306-IS – Project 2010 Development for SharePoint Developers With Real-World Examples Microsoft Project Server 2010 is built on the rich SharePoint 2010 platform and thus offers a wide variety of customization options. This session provides resources for getting started quickly with Project 2010 development. It also shows real-world examples, including extensibility of Project 2010, and options for Line of the Business Application integration with Project Server 2010. Jan Kalis OFS201 – Application Lifecycle Management – Microsoft Project 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, Better Together Integrating Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) processes helps to improve visibility across the entire application development lifecycle, empowering project managers and developers to follow their own methodologies yet be connected seamlessly with each other.

Trick or Treat? Why not both! Happy Project Halloween

It’s been a busy week planning the future (it’s a secret can’t tell) so might have a bit of fun before its over! Yes October 31st is fast approaching and that’s a special day here, at least for people living in the United States (for all others, here is the Wikipedia story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween ). Anyway since the tradition is to trick or treat , lets do both but definitely tons of treats with 2010 (thanks to Toney and Adrian for the collector picture above) I did actually try to carve out our logo, but as you can guess it was more work that I dared to do so went the easy route! Happy Halloween!

Come meet the experts online today and in person soon

Come visit the Project Momentum “virtual” booths and connect with the experts today Click here to enter, http://www.microsoft.com/Momentum booths For the first time we will be showing digital partner booths to highlight the capabilities of our Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management competent partners. Come experience the innovative showcase environment , connect with these experts online and then meet them in person at the event. Come to the Project Momentum