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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

Free Resources for Developers

Just in case you don’t receive the MSDN Flash Newsletter, there are three top stories this week: Free eBook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Still using Visual Studio 2008? Oops, you said 2005? Maybe 2003? We’re pleased to announce another free offering from Microsoft Press (336 pages). 31 Days of Windows Phone 7 Jeff Blankenburg is posting every day in October on Windows Phone 7 development. Check the topics he has covered so far. Watch PDC10, Live from the Redmond Campus, October 28 and 29 Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is sold out, but you can still participate via the live broadcast, starting at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time . Also: Attend a Microsoft PDC near you .

Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 October CU 2010 are Live!

As announced by Brian Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 October CU 2010 are Live! To learn more about the content of this Cumulative update mark your calendars and attend this webcast from Brian Smith and Adrian Jenkins: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada),

At a Glance: Roles vs. Generic Resources

Project Server 2010 supports both resource roles and generic resources . On the surface, these terms may appear to be redundant. If you want to call out a Developer in my project, do you do so by identifying a “Developer” role, or by creating a generic resource called, “Developer”? You use roles during resource constraint analysis, part of the portfolio analysis process. Resource constraint analysis is the process of looking at the resource needs of a project proposal, and comparing that with the resource capacity of the organization. (For example, Proposal A needs 5 Developers, and our organization has 4 Developers available.) In Project Server 2010, resource constraint analysis relies on roles. You can identify “Developer” as a role, and then assign that role to either named resources (“real” people), or to generic resources (placeholders). Project Server 2010 will only consider resources with defined roles during resource constraint analysis. You use generic resources , on the other hand, are used as placeholders for named resources. You may have a generic resource named “Developer” that also has the role of “Developer.” Just like saying Joe is a developer, when you use a generic resource, you are saying that “Developer” is a developer. In the context of portfolio analysis, you should use generic resources when you know the role type and quantity needed for a project (for example, two Developers), but you don’t have to know the names of the actual people who will do the work. Want to read more? The following topics cover resource constraint analysis in detail, with clarification on roles and generic resources: Overview: Setting up resource constraint analysis Define primary resource roles Create resources to represent capacity Create generic resources to represent demand Specify resource demand in a project proposal

Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Project Server 2010

When:
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 9:30 AM - Friday, January 14, 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 Limited

Technology Associates International Limited is one of the leading global project management consultancies specialising in Microsoft Office Project and Enterprise Project Management Solutions.