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  • Published:
    April 5, 2013
  • Languages:
    English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
  • Audiences:
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Project Server 2013
  • Credit toward certification:

Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013

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Skills measured

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Create enterprise projects and portfolios (25–30%)
  • Define strategic alignment
    • Define business drivers, create multiple driver prioritizations, analyze consistency ratio, rate projects against business drivers, determine primary cost constraints, determine resource constraints
  • Optimize portfolios
    • Set project dependencies, create a portfolio analysis, review and modify prioritizations in an analysis, force projects in and out of analysis, determine hired resources, compare and run simulations for project portfolio selection, add additional constraints
  • Create a new enterprise project
    • Create a project by choosing a specific project type and going through a workflow, create a Microsoft SharePoint task list project, create SharePoint item lists for ideation and requests, use workflow approvals, import projects through Project Professional, create and manage project schedules using Project Web App, save and check in projects
  • Create a program with master projects and sub-projects
    • Insert sub-projects, create cross-project task dependencies, create a temporary master project, calculate sub-project summary fields, display a master project in Project Web App

Preparation resources

Plan enterprise projects and resources (25–30%)
  • Manage resources and teams
    • Edit resources with Project Web App, edit resources with Project Professional, create team resources, create team assignments, add a team task to a task page or timesheet, map resource roles (portfolio analysis)
  • Build a resource plan
    • Build a team for a resource plan, build a resource plan for a project, set resource utilization, use committed versus proposed assignments
  • Build a project team
    • Build a Project Team through Project Professional, build a Project Team through Project Web App, replace generic resources, work with proposed assignments, import a team resource plan
  • Resolve resource over-allocations across projects
    • Use leveling tools; use Team Planner, Task usage, and Resource Center availability views; evaluate how SharePoint task list projects impact availability
  • Baseline enterprise projects
    • Set a protected baseline, set a baseline from Project Web App, set a baseline from Project Professional, clear a baseline, copy a baseline

Preparation resources

Track and collaborate on an enterprise project (25–30%)
  • Select a tracking method
    • Use percent complete, hours per period, actual work remaining, freeform, done, and not done fields
  • Manage task assignments
    • Publish assignments, select a status manager, select an assignment owner, set the published values for individual tasks
  • Update tasks and timesheets
    • Submit and recall timesheets, insert and remove tasks, reassign tasks, update Task Status from SharePoint My Tasks, submit updates from My Tasks
  • Approve tasks and timesheets
    • Accept task updates from tasks or timesheets, view impact of updates on a project, reject updates, approve and reject timesheets, manage delegations
  • Update a project schedule
    • Reschedule uncompleted work, update cost resources, publish schedule changes, utilize task update history, update schedules with protected user updates, close tasks for updates

Preparation resources

Manage configurable enterprise objects (20–25%)
  • Customize Project Web App views and reports
    • Create a portfolio report using Microsoft Excel, create dashboards, copy and edit views, set default views, rename field names, group, filter, and sort views
  • Manage and extend Project Online and Project Server
    • Create and manage enterprise project templates, define enterprise custom fields, define Project Server workflows, define enterprise global objects, extend with Office Store apps, add social elements
  • Manage risks, issues, and deliverables
    • Add risks and issues, add documents, add deliverables, set a dependency on a deliverable, synchronize deliverables with projects, link related items
  • Customize a project site
    • Add Document Library, add Lists, add Calendar, add Folders, modify site layout, create program (master-sub) structure using sub-sites

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for people who are engaged in managing projects, programs, or portfolios in the Microsoft Project Portfolio Management (PPM) environment and have a solid understanding of key project management concepts and terminology. Candidates should also have extensive hands-on experience using Microsoft Project Professional 2013 and Project Web App 2013, including managing enterprise custom fields, views, and portfolio objects.

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