Exam
MB5-705

Dynamics

  • Published:
    September 21, 2013
  • Languages:
    English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish
  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Credit toward certification:
    MCP, Microsoft Dynamics Certified Technology Specialist

Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations

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Explain projects and project management (10‒15%)
  • Define a project
    • Define project characteristics, describe a project definition, differentiate project versus operational work, explain triple constraint
  • Explain project life-cycle planning and pitfalls
    • Explain the project management diamond, recognize recurring project challenges, describe project life-cycle planning
  • Define project management
    • Identify the definition of project management, explain project management disciplines, identify project management processes
  • Describe agile and waterfall models
    • Explain the differences between agile and waterfall development, describe the different agile methodologies, explain the scrum methodology
Define Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (10‒15%)
  • Describe Sure Step tools and templates
    • Define the purpose and value of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, describe the functionality of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step client, identify the available project types and phases, identify the components of Sure Step, explain how to use the documents view, explain how to use the reference view, identify components of activity and task pages, identify features of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Online
  • Create a project repository
    • Explain how to create, clone, export, import, and delete Sure Step projects
Initiate a project and prepare for the diagnostic phase (10‒15%)
  • Use solution envisioning and describe the diagnostics phase
    • Describe solution envisioning, identify deliverables for the diagnostic phase, describe the purpose and objectives of the diagnostic phase, describe the activity flow within the diagnostic phase, describe diagnostic phase preparation, explain diagnostic phase planning
  • Explain the use of Decision Accelerators
    • Identify the steps within a Decision Accelerator Offering, use the delivery guides to describe Decision Accelerator best practices, identify activities and deliverables for Decision Accelerators, select the appropriate Decision Accelerator Offering, identify components that are involved in a proposal generation, select an appropriate project type based on an engagement
Deliver Decision Accelerators (10‒15%)
  • Complete a requirements and process review
    • Identify roles involved, describe the purpose of a requirements and process review, identify activities in a requirements and process review, identify pre-conditions of a requirements and process review
  • Complete a fit gap and solution blueprint
    • Identify roles involved, describe the purpose of a fit gap and solution blueprint, identify activities in a fit gap and solution blueprint, identify pre-conditions of a fit gap and solution blueprint
Generate a proposal and final licensing and services agreements (10‒15%)
  • Describe the proposal generation process
    • Identify activities in final licensing and service agreements, identify deliverables associated with the proposal generation process, describe differences in project types, identify recommendation criteria for project types, define roles and responsibilities by using a RACI matrix, identify components of a project charter
  • Describe the steps after proposal generation
    • Describe the purpose of proposal management, select the appropriate step that follows proposal generation, describe the steps that follow proposal delivery
Describe project management disciplines (10‒15%)
  • Manage risk
    • Describe risk management, identify activities included in risk management, identify the purpose of risk management, identify the pre-conditions of risk management, identify activities and classify by project management process
  • Manage quality
    • Describe quality management, identify activities included in quality management, identify the purpose of quality management, identify the pre-conditions of quality management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
  • Manage communication
    • Describe communication management, identify activities included in communication management, identify the purpose of communication management, identify the pre-conditions of communication management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
  • Manage scope
    • Describe scope management, identify activities included in scope management, identify the purpose of scope management, identify the pre-conditions of scope management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
  • Manage resources
    • Describe resource management, identify activities included in resource management, identify the purpose of resource management, identify the pre-conditions of resource management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
Use waterfall delivery (10‒15%)
  • Manage the analysis phase
    • Describe the analysis phase, identify key objectives of the analysis phase, identify activities and deliverables in the analysis phase, describe the purpose of kickoff activities, describe solutions overview training, describe the detailed business process analysis process, identify the purpose of a functional requirements document
  • Manage the design phase
    • Describe the design phase, identify key objectives of the design phase, identify activities and deliverables in the design phase, identify and describe cross-phase processes, describe the solution design process, identify and describe solution design deliverables
  • Manage the development phase
    • Describe the development phase, identify key objectives of the development phase, identify activities and deliverables in the development phase, identify activities included in solution testing
Use agile delivery (10‒15%)
  • Prepare for agile delivery
    • Describe the agile project type in Sure Step, explain the criteria for the agile project type, identify activities in the agile project type, identify recommendation criteria for the agile project type, describe the flow of activities in agile preparation, describe activities in agile preparation
  • Run an agile project
    • Describe the flow of activities in an agile project type, describe activities in an agile project type, describe components of a sprint cycle
Manage the deployment and operations phases (10‒15%)
  • Manage deployment activities
    • Describe the deployment phase, identify key objectives of the deployment phase, identify activities and deliverables in the deployment phase, describe training activities in the deployment phase
  • Perform testing
    • Describe testing activities in the deployment phase, identify components of a production audit, identify data migration activities in the deployment phase
  • Go-live with the project
    • Describe the go-live activity, identify components of the go-live cutover plan
  • Manage operation activities
    • Describe the operation phase, identify key objectives of the operation phase, identify activities and deliverables in the operation phase, identify the purpose of quality management in the operation phase
  • Close the project
    • Describe the purpose of project closure, describe activities associated with project closure

Who should take this exam?

This exam is intended for individuals who plan to manage implementations of Microsoft Dynamics. This audience typically includes project managers, functional consultants, systems developers, and implementation consultants.

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