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Using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
(Microsoft Training Course: 80047) - 1 day - £600 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the information and tools to use Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step. It is intended for Project Managers who manage a Microsoft Dynamics implementation project, Existing Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Microsoft Consultants who will use Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step and New Microsoft Dynamics Partners.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Implementation Phases and Offerings
  3. Managing Implementation Projects
  4. Customizing Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  5. Implementation Scenarios


Module 1: Introduction
  • This module introduces Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step and describes the implementation methodology model on which Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step is based.
  • What is Dynamics Sure Step
  • The Value of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Model
  • Who Uses Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Model and Other Microsoft Frameworks
  • Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Platform Structure
  • Navigating Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Installing Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Lab: Exploring Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
Skills
  • Define the purpose of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the benefits for using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the components of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step model.
  • Describe who uses Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step and during what phases of an implementation project.
  • Differentiate between Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step and other Microsoft frameworks.
  • Identify the components that make up the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step platform and interface.
  • Navigate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Install Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
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Module 2: Implementation Phases and Offerings
  • This module discusses how to use Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step. It describes the implementation activities in each phase, the deliverables produced in each phase, and the best practices for performing activities in each phase.
  • Overview of the Implementation Methodology
  • Diagnostic Phase
  • Analysis Phase
  • Design Phase
  • Development Phase
  • Deployment Phase
  • Operation Phase
  • Sure Step Methodology Offerings
  • Lab: Using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
Skills
  • Describe the purpose of the phase planning activity, preconditions, and deliverables in the implementation methodology.
  • Describe the key activities, deliverables, and best practices for each phase in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Differentiate among the different offerings supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Determine the offering to use for a given implementation project.
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Module 3: Managing Implementation Projects
  • This module focuses on the project management strategies and disciplines that are integrated in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Common Problems in Implementation Projects
  • Project Management Components in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Integration of Project Management Tasks
  • Project Management Disciplines
  • Project Management Processes
  • Cross Phase Processes
  • Project Management Deliverables
  • Project Management Tools and Templates
  • Using the Project Repository
  • Best Practices for Managing Implementation Projects
  • Lab: Managing Implementation Projects with the Project Repository
  • Lab: Managing Risk and Scope in Implementation Projects
Skills
  • Describe common problems that occur in implementation projects.
  • Describe the project management components supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe how project management tasks are integrated into each phase in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the project management processes supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step and describe how those processes align with the implementation phases.
  • Describe the project management disciplines supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the cross phase processes supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Identify the project management deliverables created during a Microsoft Dynamics implementation project.
  • Use project management tools and templates included with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Use the Project Repository feature to organize and share project documents.
  • Apply best practices for managing implementation projects using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
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Module 4: Customizing Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • This module explains how to create customized Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects to meet the requirements of a business, to support the industry vertical focus, and to meet the needs of clients.
  • Why Create Custom Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects
  • A Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Project
  • Sharing Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects
  • Incorporating Customizations
  • Lab: Working with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects
  • Lab: Adding New Tools and Templates to Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
Skills
  • Describe reasons for creating Custom Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects.
  • Describe Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects.
  • Describe how to make Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects available to other users.
  • Describe how to manage Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Projects.
  • Describe how to incorporate customizations from Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step version 1 into the current version of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
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Module 5: Implementation Scenarios
  • This module describes the different types of implementation projects that are supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Decision Accelerators
  • Implementation Projects
  • Complex Rollout Scenarios
  • Optimization Offerings
  • Best Practices
  • Lab: Determining an Implementation Approach
Skills
  • Describe the Decision Accelerators offered by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the different types of implementation projects supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the complex rollout scenarios supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Describe the Optimization Offerings supported by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
  • Apply best practices for implementation projects and complex rollout scenarios.
  • Determine which type of implementation project or complex rollout scenario to use given a set of customer requirements.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A general understanding of application functionality of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, or Microsoft Dynamics SL.
  • Experience with business processes, application functionality, and complex installation and configuration projects.
  • Experience in business application planning, installation, and configuration.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to describe the implementation model that supports Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step; describe the structure, organization, and components of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step; use Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step; use the project management strategies, tools, and templates in Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step to manage a successful engagement; customize Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step to incorporate partner-specific methodologies, templates, and tools; describe how Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step supports different types of implementation scenarios.