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Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects
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Why SharePoint and Project Server is the Right Tool Combination For Your Projects

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On May 3rd, C/D/H hosted a webinar with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers on SharePoint and Project Server – and why they are the right tool combination for managing your projects—no matter how …

On May 3rd, C/D/H hosted a webinar with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers on SharePoint and Project Server – and why they are the right tool combination for managing your projects—no matter how big—or how small.

Attendees learned an overview of Microsoft Project and SharePoint, Project Server architecture, SharePoint and Project integration, and reporting. David Tappan, a SharePoint consultant at C/D/H, also provided his insights on Microsoft Project from a SharePoint administrator’s perspective, including adding Project Server to your existing farm and how Project Server changes SharePoint administrative procedures.

View C/D/H’s SharePoint and Project Server slide deck and find out why Project Server, combined with SharePoint, can be useful in almost every project management office.

And for more information on this or other project management topics, visit our blog at www.cdhtalkstech.com.

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  • 1. CDH Why SharePoint and Project Server is theCDH Right Tool Combination For Your Projects May 2012
  • 2. CDH Quick FactsAbout Us Approach Partnerships• 22nd Year • Vendor • Microsoft Gold• Grand Rapids & Independent • VMware Enterprise Royal Oak • Non-reseller • Citrix Silver• 30 Staff • Professional • Cisco Registered Services Only • Novell Gold
  • 3. CDH Expertise
  • 4. CDH Get Social with C/D/H C/D/H Talks Tech C/D/H Tweets Tech
  • 5. C/D/H Project ManagementCDH Expertise • C/D/H Project Management Group – Six active members – PMI certified – Experience in Microsoft Enterprise Management approach – Experience in multiple project management tools and methodologies – Experience in PMO development and operations
  • 6. CDH Your Presenter(s) Doug MacNEIL Consultant PMP | MCITP:EPM | MCT MCTS | MOS | CNE dougm@cdh.com
  • 7. CDH Your Presenter(s) David Tappan Consultant IOAp | MCITP MCTS: SharePoint davidt@cdh.com
  • 8. CDH Agenda • Introduction • General Project Management Discussion • Project Server and SharePoint – Project Server – SharePoint • Q&A
  • 9. CDH What is a “Project”? “A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product service or result” Source: A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fourth Edition
  • 10. CDH Project Management Evolution (1989) PRINCE method derived from PROMPTII is (1950s) published by the U.K. The Critical path Government method (1969) (2002) Portfolio (CPM) invented Project Management (1986) Management Institute (PMI) established Six Sigma Techniques Methodology 1910s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s(1861–919) (1958) (1975) (1987) (1995)The Gantt Chart The Program PROMPTII First PMBOK Agile Projectdeveloped Evaluation and methodology Guide published Managementby Henry Review Technique created by Simpact SystemsLaurence Gantt (PERT) method invented
  • 11. CDH The Business Needs Align work with strategicRationalize investment objectives Manage projects and Gain visibility and resources effectively control over projects
  • 12. CDH Why Project Management• Project and Portfolio Management helps organizations gain visibility and control across all work, enhancing decision-making, improving alignment with business strategy, maximizing resource utilization, and enhancing project execution
  • 13. CDH Microsoft Project Server 2010 • Microsoft Project Server 2010 builds upon the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 platform • Provides a basis for Project Web App pages, site administration, project workspaces, and authentication infrastructure for Project Server users. • Provides portfolio tracking and planning
  • 14. CDH SharePoint • What is SharePoint? – Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together – SharePoint 2010 helps you share ideas and expertise and find the right business information to make better decisions • Isn’t that what project management is all about?
  • 15. CDH Collaboration • Connect teams with SharePoint Sync • Built on SharePoint Server 2010 • Better time and status reporting • Easily create reports and dashboards • SharePoint Collaboration
  • 16. CDH Project Server • The major difference between Project Server 2010 and Office Project Server 2007 is that 2010 requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to be installed on the computer running Project Server and on all Project Web App servers within a SharePoint farm.
  • 17. CDH Project Server Requirements • The 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise version • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft IE 8, or Microsoft IE 9 for Microsoft Project Web App user access
  • 18. CDH Project Server Requirements • For farm deployment, database servers must be 64-bit Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Cumulative Update 2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3
  • 19. CDH Project Server 2010 Architecture
  • 20. CDH Project Server Architecture • The front-end tier includes third-party applications, Microsoft Project Professional, and Project Web App. • Project Web App uses Internet Explorer to display Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 pages. • Project Web App pages use Project Server Web Parts that communicate with the PSI and use standard SharePoint Server 2010 Web Parts.
  • 21. CDH Project Server Architecture • All Project Server data is stored in Microsoft SQL Server databases. – Draft – Published – Archive – Reporting • In Project Server 2010, all of the Project Server databases can be located on separate servers.
  • 22. Integration Between ProjectCDH Server and SharePoint • Project Server 2010 is tightly coupled with SharePoint tasks lists. • In Project Server 2010, you have option to create a fully managed portfolio composed entirely of entries in a SharePoint task list. • If you start with a Project 2010 file you can generate ongoing, two way sync between the project and a SharePoint task list.
  • 23. CDHCDH SharePoint Administrator Perspective David Tappan
  • 24. Integration with SharePoint –CDH Project Sites • Two modes: – Project Pro-only SharePoint Sync • Syncs tasks to SharePoint tasks list (Project Server not needed). – Save to SharePoint • Project Pro saves to Project Server databases—our focus today. – Save to SharePoint Mode • Tasks sent to Risks, Issues, Deliverables, etc. can be linked to tasks in the Project file.
  • 25. Integration with SharePoint CDH IT Pro Questions • Should I add Project Server to my existing farm? • Does PWA need to be in a separate site collection or web application? • Can I add pre-existing “Project Lite” sites to PWA?
  • 26. How Project Server ChangesCDH SharePoint Admin Procedures • Don’t delete any columns in any built-in lists in the Microsoft Project site template • Don’t make additional lists based on Issues, Risks, or Deliverables templates in the same project site. • Don’t delete project sites the “SharePoint way”. • If you synchronize permissions to project sites, alerts will be lost. To avoid, administer SharePoint permissions yourself.
  • 27. CDH Database Requirements • Analysis Services is required • Reporting Services (and PerformancePoint) are optional • A separate content database for the PWA site is recommended • Project sites can be in any database/site collection
  • 28. CDH Project Server Code • Project Server 2010 shares the SharePoint Server Enterprise code base – You get access to great enterprise features like InfoPath Forms Services and Performance Point dashboards. • Project reports are now presented directly in Performance Point business intelligence Report Center.
  • 29. CDH Project Server Data • The Draft database contains tables for saving unpublished projects from Microsoft Project Professional and other applications. • Project Web App does not show project data in the Draft database.
  • 30. CDH Project Server Data • The Published database contains all published projects and enterprise resources, the enterprise global template, and other templates. Published projects are visible in Project Web App. • The Published database also contains tables that are specific to Project Web App.
  • 31. CDH Project Server Architecture • The Reporting database (RDB) is the staging area for generating reports and OLAP cubes. • Data in the Reporting database is comprehensive and updated in, almost, real time.
  • 32. CDH SharePoint and Project Server • The Project Web App components of Project Server also use the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 configuration database for project site setup and the content database for project site content such as custom pages, workflows, management settings, documents, and lists of issues, risks, and commitments.
  • 33. CDH Project Server (PWA)
  • 34. CDH SharePoint Project Site • Content
  • 35. CDH Project Detail Page
  • 36. CDH Reporting • Microsoft Project and Project Server – Views – Dashboards – Visual reports – Reports • SharePoint – Display
  • 37. CDH Project Server Reporting
  • 38. CDH Thank You Royal Oak Grand Rapids 306 S. Washington Ave. 15 Ionia SW Suite 212 Suite 270 Royal Oak, MI 48067 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 p: (248) 546-1800 p: (616) 776-1600 www.cdh.com

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