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Microsoft Project Server 2010: Get the Most for Your Organization, Now and for the Future white paper, diagram and videos

Microsoft Project Server 2010: Get the Most for Your Organization, Now and for the Future white paper, diagram and videos

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I am happy to announce the release of a white paper, diagram and videos produced by Advisicon, entitled Microsoft Project Server 2010: Get the Most for Your Organization, Now and for the Future. The white paper is targeted at decision makers and its purpose is to address some of the main factors for scalability, best practices, and opportunities for creating wins from the potential challenges often faced when implementing a solution such as Microsoft Project Server 2010 . The Visio diagram entitled Project 2010 Scalability Flowchart is designed to assist the different roles and perspectives in dealing with the challenges and the next steps to leveraging Project 2010 and Project Server 2010’s capabilities, depending on your entrance point for using the application.  The four videos entitled: Introduction to the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Lifecycle; Work and Capacity Planning; Need for Consolidation and Project Metadata... Moving from Ad-Hoc to Projectized; Top Down view of Strategic Meta data... Business Driven PPM will enable you to plan and scale Project 2010 to fit with your organization’s needs. Last but not least we have also published a Spanish version of the white paper and the diagram. Start you download!

Executive Summary

Organizations in the 21st century, especially in light of the post-economic environment of the 2008-2010 timeframe, are looking at technology platforms that can help them solve issues now while being accounted for by the Chief Executive/Financial Offices as a solid investment to grow with their business, in full support of the direction the organization wishes to stretch and move. Microsoft Project 2010 (also referred to as Project Server 2010 or Enterprise Project Management) is meeting expectations and appealing to a wider group of business users to solve planning, forecasting, and financial control needs.  This is largely attributed to the ability for Project 2010 to slip into the sweet spot of supplying a robust technological platform that can bridge project management methodology and an organization’s individual maturity approach for growth. Project Server 2010, now built upon the business collaboration system SharePoint Server 2010 platform, is delivering enterprise-wide support of aligning work with organizational strategy, strong tactical execution, and meaningful Business Intelligence (BI) empowering organizations to make informed decisions that impact their current situation, but also provide a strong foundation for future goal achievement.

This white paper was created to shine some light on critical elements related to the discussions, decisions, and adoption of Microsoft Project 2010. Companies are looking to better align strategy with financial planning and look to their corporate diversity, regional presences and departmental structure for the best way forward.  The purpose of this white paper is to address some of the main factors for scalability, best practices, and opportunities for creating wins from the potential challenges often faced when implementing a solution such as Project Server 2010. The information presented will initiate dialogue and thought around the use of and growth with Project 2010 that includes the individual SKUs of Project Client, Project Server and SharePoint Server.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Perspectives
  • Perspective 1 - Project 2010 Points of Entry and Scalability: Planned and Organic Growth of Technology and Process Systems
  • Perspective 2 - Know Your PMO:  How Stakeholder Classes are influencing decisions regarding Project 2010
  • Perspective 3 - Roles Played During Project 2010 Acquisition:   Views from a Microsoft, Partner, & Consumer
  • Perspective 4 - Ease of implementation and leveragability of Project 2010
  • Perspective 5 - Decision threats and cultural change: What may cause road-blocks or resistance to deciding on the solution?
  • Perspective 6: Challenges and Critical Assumptions Related to Selecting Project 2010 as a Solution
  • Key Summary Points
  • Conclusion

Do not forget to check out other existing white papers on Microsoft Project Portfolio Management offering on our Project site at http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/articles-white-papers.aspx

Microsoft Project Server 2010 Scalability PPM Lifecycle