Certificate Series Directory


Managing Projects with SharePoint

Overview:

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has been in market for over 3 years with over 120 million users. Amazing really. The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 release included a new task list that synchronizes with Microsoft Project, extending the capabilities of both SharePoint and Project to manage work and projects.  Then in January 2013 Microsoft formally released SharePoint 2013.  In this latest release there are an amazing amount of slick new features. It’s clear the Microsoft SharePoint team are really encouraging us to use SharePoint to collaboratively manage projects. In this essentials course we will present, explain and demonstrate which pieces of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 will help you with project and everyday work management.

Session 1: Using SharePoint 2010 for Project Management (1.5 hrs)

Objectives:

  • Course and Module 1 Introduction
  • The architecture of SharePoint 2010 simply explained
  • Collaborative Project Management – a Simple Process
  • Project Processes (e.g. issues, risks, deliverables) inside SharePoint 2010
  • Project Reporting (e.g. My Tasks) inside SharePoint 2010
  • Project Sites (e.g. our project) inside SharePoint 2010
  • Project Portfolios (e.g. Project Office) inside SharePoint 2010
  • Project Desktop to SharePoint 2010 synchronization – what works
  • Project Desktop to SharePoint 2010 synchronization – what is not included
  • SharePoint 2010 and Project Desktop versus SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010
  • What SharePoint 2010 does not include for Project Management
  • Two Free Enhanced SharePoint 2010 Template for Project Management – introduced
  • Two Free Enhanced SharePoint 2010 Template for Project Management – explained
  • References for you to learn more
  • Your questions answered

Session Outcome – Attendees will be able to identify what pieces SharePoint 2010 does and does not include for Project Management based on the session demonstration and questions.

Session 2: Configuring SharePoint 2010 for Project Management (1.5 hrs)

Objectives:

  • Course and Module 2 Introduction
  • Configuring SharePoint 2010 Project Processes (e.g. issues, risks, deliverables)
  • Configuring SharePoint 2010 Project Reporting (e.g. My Tasks)
  • Configuring SharePoint 2010 Project Site Interface (e.g. our project)
  • Configuring Project Desktop to SharePoint 2010 synchronization
  • Configuring the Free Enhanced SharePoint 2010 Template for Project Management
  • References for you to learn more
  • Your questions answered

Session Outcome – Attendees will be able to identify the key steps in configuring SharePoint 2010 for Project Management based on the session demonstration and questions.

Session 3: SharePoint 2013 for Project Management (1.5 hrs)

Objectives:

  • Course and Module 3 Introduction
  • SharePoint 2013 enhancements for Project Processes (e.g. issues, risks, deliverables)
  • SharePoint 2013 enhancements for Project Reporting (e.g. My Tasks)
  • SharePoint 2013 enhancements for Project Sites (e.g. our project)
  • Evolving Project Management with SharePoint 2013
  • Project Desktop to SharePoint 2013 synchronization – how it works
  • Project Desktop to SharePoint 2013 synchronization – what is not included
  • What SharePoint 2013 does not include for Project Management
  • References for you to learn more
  • Your questions answered

Session Outcome – Attendees will be able to identify what extra pieces SharePoint 2013 does and does not include for Project Management based on the session demonstration and questions.

Speaker Bio

Éamonn McGuinness is the CEO of BrightWork.  From 1995 Éamonn  has been involved in the development of commercial software products on Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange 2000 webstore, SharePoint 2001, SharePoint 2003, SharePoint 2007 and now SharePoint 2010, with the same basic product mission (process driven project management).  Éamonn has been on various Microsoft SharePoint advisory councils since 2001.  He has over 25 years of executive experience at various technology organizations including The Armed Services, The United Nations and Digital Equipment Corporation.  He received his MSc from Dublin City University, Ireland.  Since 1987 Éamonn has been involved in various international process and project management standards and was a TickIT/ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and a Software CMM (Capability Maturity Model) Lead Assessor.  At BrightWork he has worked with organizations like Microsoft, Boeing, Eastman Kodak, Fedex and US Army assisting with the introduction of very pragmatic project management practices and project offices.

Recordings:

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