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

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CHAPTER 6

THINKING LOCAL, GOING SOCIAL: PROJECT TEAMS CAN THRIVE USING MICROSOFT PROJECT SERVER 2010

IN THIS CHAPTER

We review implications and trends that can help predict a successful implementation and the opportunity to maximize the effectiveness of a project portfolio management (PPM) implementation.

Organizations that wrestle with project, program, and portfolio management can realize significant gains through leveraging Microsoft's 2010 PPM product and integrating it with the flow of their business and corporate culture for managing projects.

What You Will Learn

  • The importance and impact of PPM technology on project, program and portfolio management
  • The impact of collaboration on maximizing project speed, metrics and momentum
  • How to leverage the PPM lifecycle to maximize the value of project, program and portfolio management leadership
  • The key factors to avoid the kiss of death in PPM implementations
  • How to integrate the business lifecycle with the PPM lifecycle for best results

PROJECT MANAGEMENT LOOKING AHEAD

Today, as the workforce expands globally, the natural evolution of project management (PM) is advancing and leveraging updated technologies. The changes and capabilities brought on by the enterprise environment have enabled PPM stakeholders access to services and applications that quickly allow individual users and groups to take full advantage of the same workflows of managing, tracking, and reporting projects but now in an enterprise and consolidated work management ...

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