Managing Projects & Portfolios with Microsoft PPM

Learn how to use Microsoft Project Portfolio Management (PPM) to successfully manage and align project portfolios with your business needs.

Managing Projects & Portfolios with Microsoft PPM

Course Description

Do you have a portfolio of projects to manage? Are you trying to optimize resource capacity planning across projects? Do you wish to drive alignment of your project portfolio with the business strategy? In this management course, you will learn industry standard best practices for project and portfolio management, using Microsoft PPM, a cloud-delivered solution. With over 20 million users, Microsoft PPM has become the go to solution for Portfolio Managers, PMOs (Project Management Office), Project Managers, Resource Managers and Project Team Members This course offers relevant capabilities for a diverse audience. You will learn how to align project portfolio investments with a business strategy, how to gain visibility into a project’s portfolio, how to perform deep scheduling, address issues and risk management and understand ... Read More »

Do you have a portfolio of projects to manage? Are you trying to optimize resource capacity planning across projects? Do you wish to drive alignment of your project portfolio with the business strategy?

In this management course, you will learn industry standard best practices for project and portfolio management, using Microsoft PPM, a cloud-delivered solution. With over 20 million users, Microsoft PPM has become the go to solution for Portfolio Managers, PMOs (Project Management Office), Project Managers, Resource Managers and Project Team Members This course offers relevant capabilities for a diverse audience. You will learn how to align project portfolio investments with a business strategy, how to gain visibility into a project’s portfolio, how to perform deep scheduling, address issues and risk management and understand project financials and reporting through the web experience and cloud-delivered desktop client.

By the end of this course, you will know how to perform optimal resource capacity planning and tracking, how to take advantage of the built-in Microsoft Office 365 collaboration capabilities and how to set up and customize solutions to meet your business needs.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Portfolio development from a business strategy perspective
  • How to manage complex schedules
  • Methods for addressing issues and risks using Microsoft PPM
Course Details:

Prerequisites

  • Strong project management knowledge and skills
  • Basic program or portfolio management knowledge and skills
  • Basic knowledge and skill using Microsoft® Project® (2010 or later, preferably Project 2016)
  • Competency in using other Microsoft® Office® applications (preferably Office 2016)
About Instructor:

Tom Allen - Microsoft Certified Trainer

Tom is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with almost two decades of experience in the technology training industry. He has taught and consulted for a wide range of organizations throughout the eastern US, and has experience in traditional classroom training, virtual classroom training, and content development. Tom holds certifications covering a broad range of Microsoft desktop applications, and has vast experience teaching anything from Microsoft Office 365 collaboration technologies, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, and Visio (among other Microsoft technologies), all the way through to Crystal Reports and Adobe applications. He specializes in creating an inviting environment that allows adult learners to bring real world examples into the conversation. Tom’s style is encouraging, positive, and makes difficult concepts easy to understand.

Over these past few decades, Tom has traditionally been one of the first trainers in Western NY to teach new versions of Microsoft Project, and has worked closely with organizations to create customized classroom experiences for organizations using Microsoft Project.


Lindsay Bachman - Instructional Designer

Lindsay Bachman has been working in the education sector in one capacity or another for almost 15 years. Since starting out as an Instructional Designer over ten years ago, Lindsay has worked for a wide range of companies and has developed a multitude of instructional deliverables for various modalities—including corporation-specific training, college-level course instruction, IT certifications, soft skills development, and desktop application training via eLearning, instructor-led training, and as-needed training documents. In addition to her Instructional Design skills, Lindsay’s background in secondary education and experience in the communications sector help round out her pedagogic, andragogic, and communication skills.


Thomas Sacco - Certified Project Management Professional

Thomas Sacco is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years of project management experience working in the banking, publishing and consumer products industries. He has established Project Management Offices (PMO) at multiple organizations and authored the customized project management methodologies used by these PMOs. Past technical experience includes:

  • Microsoft Project Server 2013 installation
  • Microsoft PPM with Office 365 installation
  • Microsoft Project 2016 rollout


Jeanie Sanders - Microsoft Certified Trainer

Jeanie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, CompTIA Technical Trainer, and an Epic Credentialed Trainer with over 20 years of experience. Her passion for understanding how people learn fuels her desire to be in the classroom. Jeanie’s comprehensive approach to teaching incorporates both digital and traditional learning tools. This style of teaching ensures her students are able to retain and apply their newly found skills both inside and outside of the classroom. Jeanie teaches classes on a wide variety of topics ranging from office productivity training to network operating system administration. Jeanie is always looking to expand her repertoire, and with experience in various sales implementation efforts, she is now responsible for training clients on various CRM products.


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