Rapidly Improve Your Microsoft PPM Skills

2 Day Session | Classroom or Live Online


This course incorporates hands-on learning to reinforce best practices and teach you the skills to successfully manage your projects.  You will learn how to best leverage Project Server/Project Online to gain better visibility across your portfolio of projects and resources.

Proven techniques for using Microsoft Project Server and Project Online to increase collaboration, effectively mitigate risk, and ultimately improve project delivery.

Course Topics Include:

  • Learn project portfolio management best practices
  • Provide Stakeholders visibility across the portfolio
  • Improve project delivery immediately with learned skills
  • Drive better resource forecasting and utilization
  • Taught by Project Management and Microsoft PPM experts
  • Real-world use cases of how to use Project Server in your organization

"I am so very, very impressed with EPMA's knowledge and presentation of project management related materials. The instructors were excellent! Topics were covered at balanced level of detail very clearly."  

F. Shaw, PM at Bon Secours Health System, Inc.



Sept 14 - 15 (9:00 - 5:00 CST )

Oct 22 - 23 (9:00 - 5:00 CST)

Dec 7 - 8 (9:00 - 5:00 CST )


Introduction to Microsoft Project Server and Project Online

Review the main features of Microsoft PPM and terminology; review how Microsoft PPM facilitates the management of a project; review of the web and desktop interfaces and the people who typically use each interface; review how Microsoft PPM is used as part of a recommended project scheduling process.

Using the Project Web App (PWA) Interface

Learn how to navigate to the Project Web App (PWA) web site, navigate through its interface, and use its main features; learn how to view and analyze enterprise projects in the PWA Project Center; learn how to view and analyze enterprise resources in the PWA Resource Center.

Using Microsoft Project Professional with Microsoft PPM

Learn how to create a Microsoft PPM connection profile within Microsoft Project Professional; learn how to open and close enterprise project schedules from Microsoft PPM with Microsoft Project Professional; learn how to work with the local cache in Microsoft Project Professional; learn how to take an enterprise project schedule offline for remote working with Microsoft Project Professional.

Initiating Projects

Learn how Enterprise Project Types are used in Microsoft PPM; learn how to initiate, save, and close a project schedule in PWA. Learn how to create a new enterprise project schedule by using an enterprise project schedule template in Project Professional.

Planning Tasks with PWA

Learn how to open a project for editing in the PWA Project Center; learn how to modify the properties of a project; learn how to add, remove, and organize tasks and milestones with a Work Breakdown Structure; learn how to sequence tasks and milestones with dependencies; learn how to apply timing and work effort estimates to tasks; learn how to save, publish, close, and check in a project schedule.

Planning Resources with PWA

Review the types of resources available in the Enterprise Resource Pool; learn how to select resources from the Enterprise Resource Pool and add them to a project team in PWA; learn how a resource can be requested on a project and how a resource manager can approve or reject or suggest alternate resource in response to these requests; learn how to assign resources to tasks in a project schedule.

Base-lining and Publishing a Project

Review project base-lining; learn how to save a baseline and publish a project schedule with PWA and Microsoft

Project Professional.

Tracking Time and Task Progress with PWA

Review task status tracking and time tracking in PWA; learn how to view and manipulate task information on the PWA Tasks and Time-sheet pages; learn how to track task progress on the PWA Tasks page; learn how to plan and track time against various project and non-project activities on the PWA Time-sheet page.

Reviewing and Approving Task Updates with PWA

Learn how to view and process submitted task status updates in the PWA Approval Center; learn how to view the task status updates history in the PWA Approval Center; learn how to prevent further task status updates for tasks in a project.

Collaborating on Risks, Issues, and Documents

Review Project Site usage and learn how to visit and navigate within the Project Site for an enterprise project; learn how to view, track, and update project risks in a Project Site; learn how to view, track, and update project issues in a Project Site; learn how to view, upload, share, and update project documents in a Project Site.

Working with PWA Status Reports

Learn how to request that project team members complete and submit a periodic PWA Status Report; learn how to respond to a PWA Status Report request; learn how to view PWA Status Report responses submitted by project team members.

Other Day-to-Day Administrative Functions

Learn how to change the ownership of an enterprise project; learn how to forcefully check in a locked project via the PWA Project Center; learn how to manage personal e-mail notifications sent by Microsoft PPM; learn how to temporarily delegate your system responsibilities to a co-worker.

Who Should Attend

Project and Program Managers, Project and Program Planners, Project and Program Schedulers, Functional Resource Managers

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