Project 2010 Assignment Units
Project Server is on the way… are you ready?
Can you get something for nothing? In this modern age of in-the-cloud software, the answer turns out to be yes. Here are a few examples of project management tools available for free.
Managing projects is all about risk. If there were no risk, we’d have no need of project managers. When we think about risk though, what kinds of systems can help with collecting, tracking and analyzing risk? Let’s take a look.
Implementing enterprise systems is only partly a technology challenge. This is certainly true with enterprise project management systems. Must more important is managing the culture shock or behavioural change of the organization. What does this mean and how can you mitigate the risks of culture shock derailing your epm deployment?
Deploying Project Server isn’t just deploying one product. That’s why Microsoft refers to it as the Microsoft EPM Solution. There’s a whole stack of technology working in layers in the background. How will this chagne in 2010 and how can the stack be tamed?
Big organizations often take on big epm deployments. It’s an easy mistake to make. Just because an organization is large, doesn’t mean that the deployment of an enterprise project management system needs to scale up to match it. Too many organizations think too big when they get started on an epm deployment and bite off more than they can chew.
Microsoft’s leading lady these days is SharePoint. With SharePoint Server being the queen bee are all other server products at Microsoft destined to be just worker bees? Could Project Server end up as just another blade of a SharePoint Server?
There seems to be some management desire for real time project management systems where management would be able to get a minute-by-minute account of what’s happening with projects. But is this practical in a project management environment?
At Microsoft, is EPM synonymous with Project Server? It is not. And, with the new functionality of Project Desktop 2010 there may be more options to creating a project management environment for an organization.