Team Collaboration Using Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
(Microsoft Training Course: 4001) - 0.5 day - £600 exc VAT

> Target Audience
This scenario-based course provides students with a better understanding of how to improve team collaboration by using Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and other Microsoft Office 2003 applications. It is designed for experienced business professionals who rely on team collaboration to achieve business and personal objectives.
> Course outline
  1. Trends in Team Collaboration
  2. Accelerating Team Effectiveness
  3. Addressing Team Complexity
  4. Promoting Team Creativity

Module 1: Trends in Team Collaboration
  • What Is Team Collaboration?
  • Exercise: Identifying Key Traits of Team Collaboration
  • Traditional vs. Virtual Teams
  • The Challenge of Virtual Team Collaboration
  • Expert Video: Industry Trends in Team Collaboration
  • Demonstration: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
  • Describe the business concept involving team collaboration.
  • Identify the primary traits of team collaboration from your work experience.
  • Explain the basic differences between traditional and virtual team environments.
  • Describe the current challenges of virtual team collaboration.
  • Recognize recent trends in team collaboration based on an expert’s insights.
Module 2: Accelerating Team Effectiveness
  • Introduction to Adventure Works
  • Establishing Team Priorities
  • Exercise 1: Exploring Windows SharePoint Services
  • Exercise 2: Reviewing Team Web Site Features
  • Describe the overall business scenario used in this module.
  • Examine the priorities of a team leader when creating a virtual team environment.
  • Recognize some of the essential activities that occur during the creation of a virtual team.
Module 3: Addressing Team Complexity
  • The Challenge of Team Complexity
  • Exercise 1: Managing Team Documents
  • Exercise 2: Solving Problems
  • Exercise 3: Streamlining and Improving Processes
  • Describe the key factors of team complexity, and the challenges that are often faced in a virtual team environment.
  • Explain how team documents can be shared, updated, and controlled from a central Web repository in Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Recognize how team issues can be effectively tracked and managed in Windows SharePoint Services and then downloaded to Microsoft Office Excel for more in-depth analysis.
  • Identify ways to streamline and simplify processes by using Microsoft Office Visio and Windows SharePoint Services to improve team and organizational performance.
Module 4: Promoting Team Creativity
  • The People Side of Collaboration
  • Exercise 1: Brainstorming in a Virtual Environment
  • Exercise 2: Responding to Client Needs
  • Understand the importance of creativity and innovation, especially for teams working in a virtual environment.
  • Describe how teams can effectively brainstorm ideas using a central Web site designed specifically for that purpose.
  • Utilize creative concepts, such as online surveys, that can deliver fast results and improve client and/or management relationships.
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience as a business skills worker who often participates in complex team environments (directly or indirectly) as a manager, supervisor, team leader, consultant, or subject matter expert.
  • A working familiarity with standard Microsoft Office applications (such as Outlook, Word and Excel), as well as a general awareness of Web navigation tools, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Hands-on experience with SharePoint Services 2.0 is beneficial, but not required.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to describe current trends in team collaboration and its role in helping organizations to achieve business objectives; recognize how new teams can quickly achieve operational readiness under complex, time-driven circumstances; identify and resolve problems that can threaten team success; better utilize the talent and creativity of individuals in a team environment; leverage Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office 2003 technologies to help promote team collaboration.