Module 1: Introduction to Projects
This module provides an overview of projects, their important characteristics, and their challenges. You are introduced to project life-cycle planning, project management essentials, and both agile and waterfall delivery approaches.
What is a Project
Lab : List Characteristics of a Project
C List Characteristics of a Project.
Lab : List Factors that Influence Projects
List Factors that Lead to Project Success.
List Factors that Make Projects Challenging.
Lab : List Factors that Influence Projects
List Project Management Best Practices
Define a project.
List project challenges.
Explain project life-cycle planning
Position project management. Describe agile and wa terfall project delivery models.
Module 2: Introduction to Sure Step
This module introduces the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology, its values, and its benefits and provides an overview of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology model. This module explains the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step client and Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Online and covers how to manage Sure Step projects by creating and maintaining the project repositories.
Introduction to Sure Step
Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Model
Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Client
Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Online
Lab : Create and Modify a Project Template and Clone a Project
Create a New Project Template
Clone a Project
Introduce the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology, its values, and its benefits.
Provide an overview of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology model.
Explain the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Ste p client and Microsoft Dynamics Sure St ep Online.
Explain how to manage Sure Step projects by creating and maintaining the project repositories.
Module 3: Project Planning and Solution Envisioning in the Diagnostic Phase
This module discusses how to initiate and plan projects in the diagnostic phase. It presents solution envisioning, the Diagnostic phase, and the decision accelerators. This module also introduces you to the Tailspin Toys case study.
Position Solution Envisioning and the Diagnostic Phase.
Top-Down View on the Diagnostic Phase.
Overview and Positioning of Decision Accelerator offerings.
Introduction to the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Case Study.
Lab : Tailspin Toys Diagnostic and Solution Envisioning Lab
Import the Tailspin Toys Project File for the Case Study in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
The Tailspin Toys Opportunity Briefing.
Review Preliminary Tailspin Toys Project Information.
Select Decision Accelerator Offerings for Tailspin Toys Solution Envisioning
Use solution envisioning and the Diagnostic phase.
Examine how to prepare and plan for a Diagnostic phase.
Decide which decision accelerators meet the customer’s needs.
Identify and define the scope for the project based on results from the Decision Accele rator Offerings.
Guide the customer toward the most efficient implementation process and project type.
Produce time and cost estimates for the project.
Plan the resources for the project.
Plan for risks.
Create a project proposal.
Achieve customer sign-off .
Module 4: Delivering Decision Accelerators
This module leads you through the delivery process of the Requirements and Process Review and the Fit Gap and Solution Blueprint decision accelerators. Use the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step methodology referenc e, guidance, and available tools and templates, and apply them to the Tailspin Toys case study. You will become familiar with the decision accelerator delivery guides and learn how the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step document templates streamline collecting t he input documentation and preparing the output deliverables.
Use the tools, templates, and links to help you deliver the Requirements and Process Review decision accelerator
Lab : Requirements and Process Review
Select your Delivery Team.
Review the necessary input information.
Review the Final Presentation.
Complete the Final Presentation.
Lab : Fit Gap and Solution Blueprint
Locate and Review the Fit Gap Analysis Worksheet.
Complete the Fit Gap Analysis Worksheet.
Complete the Fit Gap and Solution Blueprint Report
Define the next steps.
Use the reference guide in the Sure Step Methodology to select the team members.
Review the input information from the customer.
Understand the Requirements and Process Review delivery process
Use the tools , templates, and links to help you deliver the Requirements and Process Review decision accelerator.
Module 5: Proposal Generation and Final Licensing and Services Agreements
This module discusses Proposal Generation and Final Licensing and Services Agreements activities in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step with a practical focus.
Final Licensing and Services Agreement
Lab : Define the Project Type for the Case Study
Select and Recommend the Project Type for the Tailspin Toys Implementation.
Lab : Create the Tailspin Toys Project Charter
Create the Tailspin Toys Project Charter
Upload the Tailspin Toys Project Charter in the Tailspin Toys Document Repository
Identify the key points for proposal generation and final licensing agreements.
Explore all project types.
Locate key document templates including Roles and Responsibilities, Project Plan, Project Charter, Budgetary E stimate Proposal, and Statement of Work.
Make the Tailspin Toys Project Charter.
Module 6: Proposal Generation and Final Licensing and Services Agreements
This module introduces to the eight Sure Step Project Management Disciplines that correspond to Proje ct Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) knowledge areas. These disciplines address specific aspects of managing a project and provide best practices and process guidance for managing projects and various constraints and factors that influence project succe ss or failure.
Managing Scope Changes
Lab : Identify and Manage Risks
Use the Risk Identification Checklist
Use the Risk Register
Lab : Status Reporting
Review the development estimate.
Review the consultant status report.
Create the Project Status Report
Lab : Issue Management
Identify and discuss issues
Lab : Managing Scope Changes
Review the information for changes
Document and Analyze the changes in the Change Request form
Update the Project Plan
Provide an overview of the Risk Management, Resource Management, Quality Management, Communication Management, and Scope Management disciplines.
Module 7: Waterfall Delivery
This module desc ribes the project life cycle planning of the Sure Step waterfall project types. It includes the activities and deliverables of the Analysis, Design and Development phases. This module includes ten Tailspin Toys labs.
Lab : Prepare for the Tailspin Toys Kickoff Meeting
Project Organization and Team members
Summarize and update the Tailspin Toys Project Scope
List Key deliverables
Identify Issues and Risks
Report Project Status
Update the Tailspin Toys Project Charter
Create the Kick Off presentation
Lab : Conduct the Kickoff Meeting
Conduct the Kickoff Meeting
Lab : Review a Detailed Business Process Analysis
Review the Workshop Reports
Review the Process Flows that are Available in Micro soft Dynamics Sure Step
Lab : Complete the Functional Requirements Document
Read the FRD content in the Tailspin Toys FRD
Complete the Tailspin Toys FRD
Lab : Identify Gap Information
Identify and understand new GAP information
Complete the Fit Gap Spreadsheet with new information
Lab : Identify Integration and Interface Requirements
Identify and understand new Integration information
Complete the Fit Gap Spreadsheet with new information
Analyze the new integration situation
Lab : Identify Issues
Lab : Document Changes
Review information for changes
Document and analyze the changes in the change request form
Review and approve or reject the change requests
Lab : Create the Deployment Plan
List all Deployment activities
Read the exercise scenario
Locate and open the Deployment plan
Create the Deployment plan for Tailspin Toys
Lab : Create a Fit Design in the Functional Design Document
Locate and Review the FDD configuration for Tailspin Toys
Lab : Create a Gap design in the Functional design Document
Locate and Review the FDD Customization for Tailspin Toys
Lab : Create a Solution Design Document
Locate and review the SDD
Lab : Create the Project Status Report
Locate the Project Status Report
Lab : Unit and Function Testing
Review the Test Script Scenarios
Review the test results in the updated unit function test scenario worksheet
Lab : Prepare the Tollgate Review
Locate the Tollgate Review Report
Explain the project execution in the Sure Step waterfall project types.
Examine how to prepare for and conduct the kick off meeting with the customer.
Determine whether a Solutions Overview before the Business Requirements Workshops is required.
Describe the Detailed Business Analysis process.
Identify and document the gaps in the workshop review documents.
Identify the integration requirements from the workshop review documents.
Examine how to handle issues in your project.
Explain how to control scope creep by implementing scope management.
Examine how to plan early for the Deployment phase by creating a deployment plan.
Describe how to use Solution Design documents.
Examine Performance Reporting.
Examine Status Reporting.
Plan and perform testing activities across different phases.
Conduct a Tollgate Review.
Module 8: Agile Delivery
This module introduces you to Agile preparation and execution in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
Lab : Create the Tailspin Toys Solution Backlog
Create the Tailspin Toys Solution Backlog
Describe Agile preparation.
Describe Agile execution.
Find and use the solution backlog.
Find and use the Sprint backlog.
Open and view the Requirements Design template.
Module 9: Deployment Phase
This module intro duces you to the Deployment phase, in which the project team uses all its effort to successfully transition the customer to the new Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution. Key activities in this phase include end-user training, performance testing, user acceptanc e testing, and the actual cutover to the new production environment.
Conduct User Training
Testing Activities During the Deployment phase
The Production environment
Create the Production Operations guide
Lab : User Acceptance Testing
Review the Test Script scenarios and the test results
Lab : Create a Go-Live Cutover Plan
Prepare for Go-Live Cutover Plan
Create the Go-Live Cutover plan
Describe User Training.
Describe testing activities in the Deployment phase.
Explore the production environment.
Describe the production operations guide.
Describe data migration.
Module 10: Operation Phase
This module navigates you through the Sure Step Operation phase.
Additional Operation Activities
Lab : Clear Pending Items
Identify issues to be resolved.
Lab : Conduct Closeout Meeting
Prepare for the Closeout meeting
Conduct the class discussion
Lab : Close project
Engagement closure checklist
Project closeout meeting agenda
Project closeout report
Explain why quality management is important during the Operation phase.
List additional activities that occur in the Operation phase.
Explain the need for project closure.
Explain how to work toward project closure.
Celebrate the completion of a successful project