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Microsoft® Office Project Server 2003 Unleashed

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This go-to-resource is a must-have for anyone using Project Server 2003!  Written by a widely recognized authority on project management, QuantumPM, this in-depth approach to planning and implementing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 is derived from the team's technical and practical client experiences.  Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Unleashed provides an in-depth look at Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and the possibilities of this technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. About the Technical Editors
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. We Want to Hear from You!
  6. Introduction to Enterprise Project Management
  7. Enterprise Project Management Overview
    1. Enterprise Project Management—The Philosophy
      1. Defining Enterprise Project Management
      2. Understanding the EPM Impacts on Your Organization
      3. Best Practices
    2. Using Microsoft Office Project 2003 As an Enterprise Project Management Solution
      1. Major Features of Microsoft Project Web Access 2003
      2. Understanding the Features of Project Server 2003
      3. Best Practices
    3. Knowing Product Limits and Overcoming Them
      1. Augmentation Areas of Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
      2. An Overview of Third-Party Add-Ins
      3. Best Practices
  8. Planning Your Enterprise Project Management Implementation
    1. Planning the Organizational Processes
      1. Planning—Six Pillars of EPM
      2. Defining Your EPM Scope
      3. Best Practices
    2. Understanding Project Server Architecture
      1. Software Components
      2. Microsoft EPM Solution Architecture
      3. Scalability
      4. Network/System Security
      5. Best Practices
    3. Designing the Enterprise Project Management Solution Architecture Details
      1. Reviewing the Business Requirements
      2. Server Hardware
      3. Network Topology and Architecture
      4. Hyperthreading
      5. Software Prerequisites
      6. Multiple Configurations
      7. Best Practices
  9. Implementing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
    1. Enterprise Project Management System Deployment Considerations
      1. Introduction to EPM Solution Deployment
      2. Installing Prerequisites
      3. Best Practices
    2. Establishing Security Model Settings
      1. Server Configuration—Features
      2. Identifying Roles
      3. Security Templates
      4. Security Groups
      5. Creating Categories
      6. Associating Groups and Categories
      7. Assigning Resources to Proper Groups
      8. Best Practices
    3. Enterprise Global Codes
      1. Overview of the Enterprise Outline Codes and Fields
      2. Project Outline Codes
      3. Resource Outline Codes
      4. Resource Breakdown Structure
      5. Enterprise Resource Pool
      6. Enterprise Task Outline Codes
      7. Enterprise Custom Fields, Formulas, and Graphic Indicators
      8. Best Practices
    4. Creating Project Web Access Project and Resource Views
      1. Project Web Access Project and Resource Views
      2. Portfolio Analyzer Views
      3. Managing Views Using Project Web Access Client
      4. Microsoft Project Professional Views
      5. Additional Recommended Readings
      6. Best Practices
    5. Completing the Implementation and Configuration
      1. Using Administrative Projects
      2. Managing Enterprise Project and Resource Calendars
      3. Performing Enterprise Global Backup and Restore
      4. Timesheet Setup
      5. Best Practices
  10. Validating the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Implementation
    1. Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Validation
      1. Introduction to Validation
      2. Level 1—Technology Validation
      3. Level 2—Basic Project Server Configuration
      4. Level 3—Business Process Validation
      5. Best Practices
    2. Troubleshooting Business Process Implementation in the Application
      1. Common Implementation Issues, Causes, and Suggested Remedies
      2. Issues with Mapping of Business Process in the Project Server 2003
      3. Best Practices
  11. Using Microsoft Office Project Web Access 2003
    1. Project Web Access Collaboration
      1. Using PWA
      2. Using the Home Page
      3. Managing Alerts
      4. Exchanging Textual Information Using Status Reports
      5. Best Practices
    2. Time Tracking in Project Web Access
      1. Using the Tasks Page to Record Actual Work
      2. Using the Updates Page
      3. Best Practices
    3. Using Project and Resource Centers
      1. Understanding the Project Center
      2. Understanding the Resource Center
      3. Best Practices
    4. Portfolio Management Using Portfolio Analyzer and Portfolio Modeler
      1. Analyzing Portfolio Data in the Portfolio Analyzer
      2. Using Portfolio Modeler to Analyze Projects
      3. Best Practices
    5. Risks, Issues, and Documents Using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)
      1. Collaboration Using Windows SharePoint Services
      2. Risks
      3. Issues
      4. Documents
      5. Best Practices
    6. Using the Project Web Access Admin Menu Tab
      1. Admin Overview
      2. Using the Manage Users and Groups Function
      3. Using the Manage Security Function
      4. Using the Manage Views Page
      5. Using the Server Configuration Function
      6. Using the Manage Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Function
      7. Using the Manage Enterprise Features Function
      8. Using the Customize Project Web Access Function
      9. Using the Clean Up the Project Server Database Function
      10. The About Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Page
      11. Best Practices
  12. Using Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 Enterprise Features
    1. Building Custom Enterprise Configuration
      1. Introduction to Microsoft Office Project Professional
      2. Enterprise Options
      3. Customizing the Enterprise Global Template
      4. Best Practices
    2. Building Project Team and Resource Substitution
      1. Building Project Teams
      2. Performing Resource Substitution
      3. Best Practices
    3. Project Team Collaboration
      1. Overview of Collaboration Features
      2. Team Collaboration in Small Organizations
      3. Team Collaboration in Large Organizations
      4. Effective Use of Project Team Collaboration Tools
      5. Team Collaboration on Management of Risks
      6. Collaboration Features for Issues Management
      7. Collaboration Features for Documents Management
      8. Updating Project Progress
      9. Best Practices
  13. Enterprise Project Management Integration with Microsoft Office Applications
    1. Project Web Access and Project Professional Integration with Office
      1. Project Web Access and Project Professional with Individual Office Applications
      2. Best Practices
    2. Project Workspace Integration with Office
      1. The Project Workspace and Shared Office Integration
      2. Integration with Individual Office Applications
      3. Best Practices
  14. Server Maintenance and Configuration Management
    1. Server Maintenance and Configuration Management
      1. Server Components Overview
      2. Monitoring Project Server and Windows SharePoint Services
      3. Maintaining Project Server 2003 SQL Server Databases
      4. Disaster Recovery
      5. Testing and Troubleshooting
      6. Managing Terminal Services
      7. Patching
      8. Best Practices
    2. Capacity Planning
      1. System Hardware/Architecture Instance Design
      2. Planning for Growth
      3. Monitoring for Growth
      4. Ongoing System Concerns
      5. Federation
      6. Best Practices
  15. Industry Configuration Examples
    1. Industry Examples for Microsoft Office Project 2003 Configuration
      1. Customizing Project Web Access and Views Configuration
      2. Customizing Enterprise Global Custom Outline Codes
      3. Generic Enterprise Outline Codes for Projects
      4. Custom Outline Code for Resources
      5. Examples of Generic Enterprise Custom Fields
      6. Research and Development Examples
      7. Government Agency Examples
      8. Air Industry Examples
      9. Healthcare Sector Examples
      10. Oil and Gas Industry Examples
      11. Construction Industry Examples
      12. Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceuticals Industry Examples
      13. Information Technology Examples
      14. Best Practices
  16. Customizing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
    1. Enterprise Project Management Customization
      1. Windows SharePoint Services Customizing the Project Workspace
      2. Customizing PWA
      3. Using VBA Macros
      4. Best Practices
    2. Extending Enterprise Project Management Through Customization Overview
      1. Secure Access to Project Server Data Through the Project Data Service
      2. Extending the Cube
      3. SharePoint Portal Integration
      4. Best Practices
  17. Index