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Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online


Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:
Project Server/Online does a great job managing projects and resources, however, did you know that it can also help manage costs and be used for rolling up department budgets for next year? This topic will look at stretching the PMO and PWA capabilities and use it for managing costs and planning budgets using resource loads.

In this session, we look at using Day-to-Day or Operations Schedules to capture the complete resource load of resources. For example, the DBA may be working 50% of their time on projects and the other 50% on operational activities. We’ll look at how this resource load can also be captured and then use schedules for working up budgets in the upcoming years.

Managing costs and budgets uses project sand operational schedules to plan out and capture this year’s activities making it easier to plan for next year’s schedules. Several companies have used these operational schedules and saved millions of dollars each year when they discovered resources invoices are billing wrong projects and budgeting next year’s operational budget. Basically, we are stretching the PMO capabilities.

Presenter Info:
Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA. Michael is a Project/SharePoint Consultant and Trainer. Michael’s career started as a software developer before moving into project management. His passion to improve project management processes began in 2003 using tools like Project Professional and Server. Since then he has trained hundreds of project managers and implemented Project Server in over twenty-five PMOs. He has passed over forty Microsoft certification exams giving him a solid technical background with Project and SharePoint Server. Michael is active in the community. He is the past President-Elect and past Director of Programs for the NC Piedmont PMI, board member of the Triad SQL Server User Group, Triad Developers Guild and Enterprise Architect Roundtable. He is currently writing a book about implementing Portfolio Management using Project Server 2013.


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