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Webinar: Creating your EPM Deployment Plan


Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description: 

It is common for the uninitiated to think of deploying enterprise project management and installing enterprise project management software like Microsoft Project Server as synonymous.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

So much of successfully deploying Project Server is not technology oriented and often these elements do not show up on EPM deployment plans.

This session will look at what belongs in your EPM deployment schedule.  Presented by Chris Vandersluis who is a long standing Microsoft Partner and the author of the “From the Trenches” column on the Project Server section of Microsoft’s TechNet site, we’ll look at the elements of your EPM deployment schedule that need to be addressed.

We’ll address:

  • How to assemble an EPM Deployment team
  • How to set your business objectives
  • How to effectively start designing your EPM processes
  • What EPM will mean to you when deploying your software
  • Making sure that Project Server is selected for the right reasons
  • Proving the design and deploying the production system
  • What to do once that system is deployed

Presenter Info: 

Chris Vandersluis is the president and founder of HMS Software based in Montreal, Canada.  He has a BA in economics from McGill University and over 27 years of experience in implementing enterprise project management and enterprise timesheet systems.  Mr. Vandersluis was a part of the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Partner Advisory Council for five years and has also worked with Oracle-Primavera and Deltek on their project management platforms.

Mr. Vandersluis has worked on project management and timesheet systems on some of the world’s most prestigious projects including the Hibernia offshore oil platform, the Light Armored Vehicle, the CF18 upgrade, and the Canadian Frigate Program.

Mr. Vandersluis has been published in numerous publications including Fortune Magazine, Heavy Construction News, the Ivey Business Journal, PMI’s PMNetwork and Computing Canada magazine.  He writes a column on Microsoft’s TechNet site called “From the Trenches and is the author of the popular project management blog EPMGuidance.

He teaches Advanced Project Management at Montreal’s Mcgill University and speaks at project management association functions across North America and around the world.


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