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Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project by Mark Dochtermann, Tim Runcie, Advisicon

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CHAPTER 4

THE BUSINESS SHAKES HANDS WITH THE MICROSOFT PROJECT 2010 PLATFORM

IN THIS CHAPTER

This chapter provides you with an understanding of how the Project Server 2010 platform is more like an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and should be treated as such.

A large number of companies have simply missed the value of enterprise project management (EPM), have not done a complete implementation, or have participated in a failed implementation. Business and information technology (IT) managers need to learn the value of EPM and understand how the communication and workflow capabilities native to Project Server 2010 can address the project, program, and portfolio management requirements of small and large businesses alike.

What You Will Learn

  • Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint Server 2010 technology. It integrates with Microsoft Office 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 to provide a powerful and familiar work management platform.
  • SharePoint Server 2010 has the fastest adoption rate by business users (with over 150 million users in 2011 alone). It now serves as the business platform for enterprise project management.
  • The project portfolio management (PPM) lifecycle requires communication and workflow capabilities that are inherent in Project Server 2010.
  • Users are no longer limited to a desktop tool. Working in the Project Server 2010 environment enables end users also to access information via the Web.
  • Line of business integration has a well-established history with ...

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