Microsoft Project Server – Start Off on the Right

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					      Microsoft Project Server – Start Off on the Right Foot
                                                 Oliver Gildersleeve, ogilders@sbcglobal.net, 650-283-5398



  Needs                                                     Proj. Server Guidance
     Strategic alignment                                       PS 2003 deployment
     Through-put gains                                         Staff: P.S. Administrator
                               Impediments
     Resource Management                                       Define strategies
                                  Update frustration
       Capacity planning                                         Set priorities
                                  Estimating method
                                                                  Customize PS
                                    Actuals missed
  Confusions                                                      Stagger project starts
                                  No risk scheduling
     MS Project;
                                  Multi-tasking
       Specific vs template                                 MS Project Guidance
                                  Agile excuse
       Tasks vs Activities                                     Learn “Task types”
                                  Value of a day
       Date vs Predecessor                                     Use templates
                                  Next product date
       Durations vs Work                                         Process steps
       Model vs reality                                          Predecessors - All
       Tools vs Processes                                        Use Deadlines
     Project Server (PS):                                        Align to Timesheets
       Not out-of-box tool                                       Add Buffers (3)
       Bus. Analysis missed                                      Add Contingency
       Project overloads                                       Read “Leveling” Help

8/26/09                                 PM PM SIG – Lightning Rounds
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                Project Management Environment
                                                                        Higher quality deliverables
                Scheduling Skills
                                                                        Happier customers
                Specific Project Schedules
                                                                        Better internal coordination
                Schedule templates
         Consulting                                                    Better budgeting
                Preparation for Project Server                         Improved strategic planning
         Schedule Development                                          Less chaos!
                Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
                Schedule template development                       What we are:
         Training                                                      Specialists in Scheduling with Microsoft Project
                Microsoft Project                                      Project Management Professionals (PMP)
                Project Server for Project Managers
                                                                        Microsoft Certified Technical Specialists (MCTS)
                Project Governance
         Coaching                                                      Contact Us:
                Schedule development
                                                                     •   650-238-5398
                Project schedule recovery
                                                                     •   ogilders@sbcglobal.net

8/26/09                                           PM PM SIG – Lightning Rounds