Planning, Deploying, and Managing An Enterprise Project Management Solution

Course:  EPM
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

The goal of this five-day instructor-led course is to provide systems engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy, and manage a Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 solution.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Overview to Project Server 2003 Deployment

  • Describe an overview of the Project Server 2003 architecture.
  • Describe an overview of Project Server 2003 deployment.

Planning the Project Server 2003 Infrastructure

  • Describe the logical architecture of Project Server 2003.
  • Analyze the current infrastructure.
  • Plan for high availability and scalability.
  • Plan the physical architecture for Project Server 2003.
  • Plan security for system servers for Project Server 2003.

Installing and Configuring Project System Servers

  • Create service accounts.
  • Install and configure IIS 6.0 servers.
  • Configure SQL Server for Project Server 2003 installation.
  • Install and configure Windows SharePoint Services.

Implementing Project Server 2003

  • Install and configure Project Server 2003.
  • Migrate the SQL Analysis Services repository

Planning the Deployment of Project Server 2003 Clients

  • Plan the selection of client software.
  • Plan client software deployment.
  • Plan post-installation testing.

Deploying Client Software

  • Deploy Project Professional 2003.
  • Create a custom installation of Project Professional 2003.
  • Connect Project Professional 2003 to Project Server 2003.
  • Configure Project Web Access client computers.
  • Configure Microsoft Outlook® Integration for Project Server 2003 clients.

Planning Project Server 2003 Operations

  • Plan a Project Server 2003 security structure.
  • Create a plan to integrate Project Server 2003 with Active Directory.
  • Plan the importation of existing data.
  • Plan project data migration.
  • Plan Project Server 2003 disaster recovery.

Configuring and Managing Resource and Project Data

  • Configure Enterprise custom fields.
  • Configure Enterprise outline codes.
  • Create Enterprise calendars.
  • Import resources into the Enterprise resource pool.
  • Create generic resources.
  • Associate resources with Enterprise custom fields and outline codes.
  • Edit resource calendars.

Configuring and Managing Views and Security

  • Configure Enterprise features.
  • Create and configure the online analytical processing (OLAP) cube.
  • Create Portfolio Analyzer views.
  • Create Project, Resource, and Assignment views.
  • Configure Project Server 2003 security.
  • Configure account synchronization.

Administering an Enterprise Project Management Solution

  • Manage Project Server 2003 features.
  • Configure tracking settings.
  • Manage Windows SharePoint Services

Migrating Project Data

  • Migrate project data from previous versions of Microsoft Project.
  • Migrate SharePoint Team Services data.

Planning Testing

  • Monitor role-based performance.
  • Create a test plan for Project Server 2003.

Troubleshooting Project Server 2003

  • Describe Project Server 2003 data flow paths.
  • Describe Project Server 2003 troubleshooting tools.
  • Describe troubleshooting for Project Server 2003 issues.
What You Can Expect

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan a Project Server infrastructure.
  • Plan the deployment of Project Server.
  • Install and configure Project system servers.
  • Install Project Server 2003.
  • Plan client software distribution.
  • Deploy client software.
  • Plan Project Server 2003 operations.
  • Configure and manage resource and project data.
  • Configure and manage views and security.
  • Administer Project Server 2003.
  • Migrate project data.
  • Plan the testing of a Project Server 2003 deployment.
  • Troubleshoot Project Server 2003.
Who Should Take This Course

Candidates for this course are IT professionals who operate in medium to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. Typical environments in which they work have the following characteristics:

  • Supported users ranging from 200 to 5,000 or more
  • Multiple physical locations

Typical products and technologies include Windows Server 2003, Internet Information Services (IIS),Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services,Microsoft SQL Server, Project Server 2003,Microsoft Project Professional 2003, SQL Analysis Services,Office Web components and messaging and collaboration platforms,and network security products and technologies.

Recommended Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have experience in planning, implementing, and maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory infrastructure, as well as a working knowledge of basic project management concepts.

Training Style

Lecture, lab, group work.

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