Microsoft Project and SharePoint Server 2010 Better Together – white paper & webcasts


I am very excited to announce the release of a 54 pages white paper written by Tim Cermak and Tim Runcie from Advisicon, entitled Microsoft Project and SharePoint Server 2010 -- Better Together: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=197213. In conjunction with this release, we will be delivering a two part webcast series next week describing the concepts discussed in the white paper (see below).

Executive Summary

Managing projects is so much more than just checking task status, schedules and the critical path. It is a multi-faceted animal that can become a beast if not controlled. Projects succeed and thrive with effective collaboration and control over knowledge assets to deliver top and bottom-line business results. Keeping the Project Team and stakeholders up to date on all aspects of a project’s status is crucial to managing stakeholders and completing a project successfully. The ability to bring robust Project, Program and Portfolio Management together with extensive collaboration has been long in coming, but it is now captured in the new release of Microsoft Project Server 2010.

Microsoft SharePoint Server provides the most widely used collaboration platform on the market today, with a powerful set of capabilities and features. Enterprise Project Management (EPM) helps organizations select and deliver the right projects, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and ultimately plant the seeds to grow the business. However, in most organizations, while operating mostly in parallel, these elements remain separate from one another.

The new feature set in Microsoft Project Server 2010 creates a formidable tool that provides multiple capabilities to encompass successful Project Management, Program Management and Portfolio Management. Now, a single tool can guide an entire organization in selecting, planning, executing and managing its initiatives with the specific goals of meeting project success metrics, aligning with strategic objectives and driving the business forward toward its goals.

This whitepaper is written with the end user in mind. It will highlight the new features in Project Server 2010 and how this tool has evolved into a must-have requirement for Project Management. You will see capabilities in this release that you have been wanting, hoping for and most likely haven’t even thought of. Plus with Microsoft tethering Project to their shining star, SharePoint, it has created the most significant Project release of the decade.

Webcasts

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Date/Time

Description

Presenter

Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010: Focus on Project Management

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we introduce project management methodologies for people who are familiar with collaboration platforms. Discover how Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are better together. Topics we cover include risk management, issue management, resource constraint management, project alignment with strategic business objectives, demand management, cost analysis, and business intelligence for dashboards and status reporting.

Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon, Inc.

Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010: Focus on Collaboration

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we introduce the integration of collaboration strategies and features of Microsoft Project Server 2010 for participants in a project management office (PMO)/project portfolio management (PPM) environment. Join us to learn what Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 has to offer with features such as Project Sites and Workspaces, version control, task synchronization between Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, governance workflows, tagging, wikis, discussion boards, integration of connectivity with remote team members via the web and mobile devices, and business intelligence for dynamic reporting.

Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon, Inc.

You need to register for the free of charge webcast by clicking the links below; then you get emailed a link to sign on and participate in the web cast on its date and time (please note only the first two webcast are available for registration at this stage). Each TechNet webcast is recorded for later viewing which should be through the same registration URL: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=webcasts

As a reminder a similar white paper and webcasts focused on Demand Management and Portfolio Strategy were published and delivered since May, 2010:

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