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

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CHAPTER 5

END USERS' CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS: USING MS PROJECT 2010

IN THIS CHAPTER

Here we examine, from an end user's perspective, those critical success factors (CSFs) that can have a significant impact on the appropriate and effective use of Microsoft Project. CSFs are used in project management (PM) to identify key areas that need to be considered to make a project succeed.

We explore key factors associated with the effective use of PM tools in small businesses and large enterprises, from the individual desktop client through to the departmental and enterprise server. Scalability, configurability, ease of use, integration, and collaboration are five key factors that will positively impact organizational effectiveness and end user satisfaction.

What You Will Learn

  • How organizations learn how to get things done, using an effective set of processes, tools, and technologies
  • How PM is effective in small business and the enterprise
  • The impact of organizational maturity on PM success
  • How to initiate and manage projects using the Microsoft Project client
  • The key steps for effective scheduling and resource planning using the Microsoft Project client
  • Ways to perform collaborative work management through integration with SharePoint
  • How agile work management and Project Server worlds are coming together
  • How to integrate project-specific information using Project Professional
  • Why the moving target is now feasible leveraging Project Server
  • How customizing is as easy as right click/left ...

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