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Mars Rovers: The Ultimate Project

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This session is not eligible for PMI® PDU. Event Description: In January of 2004, twin robotic explorers named Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars. Expected to last for 90 days, the two rovers have now been exploring the Martian surface for more than six years. The development of…

Webinar: Reporting with Project Online Demystified

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Description With Project Online, provided as an Office 365 service, the reporting landscape has introduced a whole…

8 Important Lessons I Learned During EPM Implementations

As an Enterprise Project Management Consultant, I have been part of several implementations and have had success at varying levels. I have learned several lessons along the way and have used each to help me in the next implementation. In this post, I discuss what I consider to be the top eight among those lessons,…

Ask the Experts: A Successful EPM Implementation Has More than Technology

Jim from Denver asks: My management has asked me to implement Microsoft Project Server and to have 500 people entering time by the end of the month to get resource allocations. We have installed the software. What do I need to do to accomplish this? Ellen answers: Wow! That is quite a requirement — and…

Team Players: Exchanging Project Data with Your Development Team

The topic of agile and project management generates a lot of interest among project managers. It may be that PMs are boggled by managing IT projects that don’t adhere to the standard waterfall method of development. After all, if a team of developers is talking with users and getting together every week to reprioritize what’s…

Microsoft Hosting Project Management Training via LiveMeeting

Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) University has announced a series of online courses for training users on how to install, configure and deploy Office EPM Solution. The courses will allow students to interact with instructors, work on a virtual lab environment, and provide self-paced labs. Students will require a high speed internet connection, a PC…

Change Management during a Project Server Implementation

In general, an implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is done to replace or supplement the existing the project management and resource management systems and processes.This kind of change impacts most, if not all, levels of the organization,especially, the end users who have to live the “new life” after the implementation. In this scenario,…

High-flying Jumpstart: Cloud-based Project Management

Microsoft Project Server 2010, described as “a landmark release” by Gartner in the IT research company’s latest assessment of project and portfolio management (PPM) applications, is nonetheless a highly complex application. Few organizations have the resources internally to get the enterprise project management system up and running effectively on premises. The implementation obstacle is compounded…

EPK Cost Tackles Cost Management for Microsoft Project Server

Microsoft has received kudos for integrating portfolio management features into Project Server 2010, its enterprise project management tool. What’s lesser known is that along with that integration, the company chose to drop the cost management functionality that was an important part of its previous portfolio management product, Portfolio Server. To address that feature gap, EPK…

Putting Project Portfolio Management to Work in a Bad Economy

How has the economic downturn affected your company’s bottom line? A common theme you’re probably hearing is that organizations want to improve efficiency, cut costs, and maintain core functions, allowing them to survive and be ready to bounce back as soon as times get better. Unfortunately, cost cutting efforts usually translate into project work being…

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