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Busy, Busy, Busy

Busy, Busy, Busy

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In case you've noticed, which you probably have, posts have been slow as of late.  As we wrapped up Office 2007 work back at the end of October, we've been working hard on the Project 14 planning and rolling out a new service internally.

So, why does this matter to you?  These latest activities all involve us using our own product.  We are our own users at the moment.

Project Portfolio Server

We are using our very own Project Portfolio Server 2007 to plan the Project 14 release.  Portfolio Server is being used to help us determine the business drivers that are important and how important are they relative to each other.  We then model which features will contribute the most to our business drivers.  It's our first opportunity as a team to use the tool for real work and for us to go through the whole optimization process. 

Pradeep, one of our Senior PMs, is shepherding the process.  My hope is to convince him to write about it extensively in an upcoming post.  Also, expect to hear more about our experiences when Project Conference rolls around.  If you want to hear, leave a comment below.

Project Server

The other activity is that we are rolling out a hosted instance of Project Server 2007 internally.  This way, any team that wants to use Project Server doesn't have to set up their own hardware and software.  The challenge is that we don't have a "corporate" way to manage efforts or project related data.  So, each team wants something different.  I'm sure you are familiar with this situation.

For those of you who have done this for yourselves or for others, we are going through what you normally go through.  We are experiencing first hand, security model design, login and desktop configuration issues, AD Sync set up and learning about the various and sundry ways that people use Project.  All of this, will provide input and impetus to improve the product further.

As interesting experiences and observations come up, I'll discuss them.  We are currently on boarding our first two groups so the real fun is about to begin!  Same rule applies, if you want to hear more, leave a comment.

 

 

  • I'm so glad you guys are once again.. eating your own dog food so to speak. I would love to hear about the experiences with both going forward and at this year’s conference.

    Thanks,

    Scott

  • As Scott Said... but a quick question - do you think you could put out the Administration Guide for Project Server 2007? I know you guys must have one :) It makes the dog food go down easier for the rest of us!

    Duncan

  • I know one is in the works, a la, Project 2003 style.  However, I don't know yet when it's going to get published.  Updates to come.

    --Treb

  • Treb,

    That would be great to know what problem microsft faced during implementation even implementing their own product.  By the way what stretegy you guys are using for rollout.

    There is nothing about Project Server migration on the Web.  If there is please do let us know.  

    Regards,

    Jerry

  • The End date for project task is calculated based on Duration = Days and business working days. Question is:

    1. Is there a way to configure so that for certain project task's duration will be calculated based on BOTH  business working and weekend days and other project task based on ONLY business working days? This should apply to both Import and export of MS Project to and from Siebel.

  • The End date for project task is calculated based on Duration = Days and business working days. Question is:

    1. Is there a way to configure so that for certain project task's duration will be calculated based on BOTH  business working and weekend days and other project task based on ONLY business working days? This should apply to both Import and export of MS Project to and from Siebel.

  • Hi Guys,

    I need some help in configuring my Project portfolio server 2007

    Can i post some queries .

    Please let me know.It would be of great help to me.

    thanks and best regards,

    udit chopra

  • Hi Guys,

    I need some help in configuring my Project portfolio server 2007

    Can i post some queries .

    Please let me know.It would be of great help to me.

    EMAIL ID smilechopra@rediffmail.com

    thanks and best regards,

    udit chopra

  • Udit...

    Glad to be of help....

    We can discuss sometime...

    Senior PM @ Global Tech.

  • Really great information, has given me an idea for a blog of my friends.

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