Why is Project Management Important In Today's World?
Clearly define project activities versus daily ongoing tasks
More adaptable to changes and customer demands
More effective focus on deliverables
Doing more with less – more efficient resource utilization
Produces faster response and turnaround times with time to market pressures
Provides a better approach on dealing with unique, temporary and complex endeavors
Better able to deal with scope, time and resource constraints
51% of all projects come in over budget or run past the original deadline*
15% of projects fail altogether
$55 billion wasted on failed projects in U.S. alone
Lack of visibility and collaboration a key driver behind failed projects
*Source: The Standish Group, CHAOS Chronicles, Gartner Group Emails and Spreadsheets Are Not Sufficient Tools to Ensure Project Success Across the Organization
Projects Are Everywhere IT Finance HR R&D Projects are Failing in All Areas of the Organization Sales and Marketing
Team Management Challenges Do you hear these questions
How do I collect “real time” progress updates from my teams?
What tasks, issues, changes, deliverables and action items are assigned to who?
How do I communicate and report overall progress to my teams?
How do I keep track of all risks, issues and artifacts?
How are we performing overall on the project?
How do I keep my teams informed of all updates and changes?
When must I communicate progress on my work?
What are the priorities and their due dates?
Microsoft Project Solutions Desktop Effective Project Management, Online Collaboration & Reporting Desktop Planning Strategic Project/Portfolio Management & Online Collaboration EPM Enterprise EPM Live Workgroup Project Management Solutions For Everyone
Introducing EPM Live Workgroup
Project Management for Everyone
Cost Effective and Convenient
Faster Time to Value
Familiar, Easy to Use Microsoft Office Application
EPM Live Workgroup helps organizations successfully quickly keep project teams, deliverables, schedules And budgets on track
EPM Live Workgroup Features
Task Status (Web or Outlook)
News & Announcements
Reports using Microsoft Office
Project Management Team Collaboration The EPM Live Workgroup Solution Offers a Wide Variety of Project Management & Workgroup Capabilities:
3 Steps to Project Success EPM Live offers project management capabilities based on the top three factors for achieving project management success: Plan, Communicate, and Track/Analyze
Effectively manage and understand project schedules
Gain greater control of resources and finances
Quickly access the information you need
Track projects according to your needs
Plan Effectively With EPM Live Workgroup Project Managers use Microsoft Office Project 2007 to plan and control project work, schedule, and financial data
Communicate With Your Team
Flexible Task or Assignment Based Publishing
Request, Review and Approve Tasks Updates
Share Key Milestone Information
Publish Project & Resource Summary Information
EPM Live Workgroup uses the Project Publisher to synchronize Microsoft Office Project 2007 to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) sites for quick, affordable and simple team collaboration
Track, Analyze and Report
Centralize All Project Information
Use Microsoft Office Tools to Generate Reports
Streamline Everyday Project Processes
Create Custom Web Applications
EPM Live Workgroup uses Windows SharePoint Services to centrally store, manage, and stay connected across organizational and geographic boundaries
Benefits of an EPM Live Workgroup Solution
Ensure teams are working towards the same goal
Keep teams informed of all changes to the project
Track and monitor task status
Collaborate and coordinate easily
Keep teams informed of changes
Proactively mitigate risks and issues
Analyze project performance
Promote continuous improvement
" “The EPM Live Workgroup solution brings the world’s leading project management software to the entire work team... This solution combines the best of Office Project 2007 with the flexibility of online services empowering everyone on the work team to collaborate more effectively. Whether they call themselves project managers or not, this tool helps leaders get their teams collaborating toward a common goal.” Mike Angiulo General Manager of Microsoft Project Business Unit In the News
Customer NAVSEA An EPM Live Workgroup solution was deployed for the NAVSEA Warfare Center to improve Project Management, Financial Management and Collaboration "…EPM Live has allowed us to achieve our goal of improved Project Management processes and collaboration.” Mary Langguth– Business Director , NAVSEA Keyport Code 05
Manage and understand project schedules
Track and monitor projects to stay up to date on status changes
Effectively communicate project information
Clearly communicate and present project information in a variety of ways, from reports in Project or through integration with Microsoft Office system programs
Get productive quickly
Centrally store and manage all project information in a single online workspace
Visit www.epmlive.com today to try EPM Workgroup online