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BrightWork is the first collaborative Project and Portfolio Management product that was built on Microsoft SharePoint. BrightWork enables any organization to instantly deploy an affordable amount of …

BrightWork is the first collaborative Project and Portfolio Management product that was built on Microsoft SharePoint. BrightWork enables any organization to instantly deploy an affordable amount of project and portfolio management, delivering immediate visibility and control. The unique best practices template approach pioneered by BrightWork allows organizations to start quickly and evolve gradually, adding more templates and dashboards as needed and as ready.

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  • 1. Introductory GuideProject and Portfolio Management Success Made Easy
  • 2. Contents1 Get Started .............................................................................................................................................................. 3 1.1 Take the BrightWork Tour ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 1.2 System Requirements....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Improve Project Management Success........................................................................................................... 5 2.1 Understand BrightWork Project Management Templates........................................................................................................................... 5 2.2 Create a New Template................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 2.3 Configure a Template....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 83 Easily Manage Projects ........................................................................................................................................ 9 3.1 Manage Low Complexity Projects in an Excel-like Fashion......................................................................................................................... 9 3.2 Create a Project Site ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 3.3 Manage a Medium Complexity Project............................................................................................................................................................... 12 3.4 Manage a High Complexity Project....................................................................................................................................................................... 134 Collaborate on Projects ..................................................................................................................................... 17 4.1 Find My Work .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17 4.2 Update My Work.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 185 Effectively Manage Portfolios .......................................................................................................................... 19 5.1 Report across Many Projects..................................................................................................................................................................................... 19 5.2 Configure Reporting – Create Personal Report .............................................................................................................................................. 206 Evolve Project Management ............................................................................................................................ 21 6.1 Configure Project Management .............................................................................................................................................................................. 21 6.2 Add Extra Project Management .............................................................................................................................................................................. 22 6.3 Sync Project Management Changes to Live Projects .................................................................................................................................. 237 Training .................................................................................................................................................................. 25 7.1 Role Based BrightWork Training ............................................................................................................................................................................. 25 7.2 Project Management Training.................................................................................................................................................................................. 268 Next Steps ............................................................................................................................................................. 27 8.1 Subscribe to BrightWork in the Cloud ................................................................................................................................................................. 27 8.2 Buy BrightWork On-Premise ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 8.3 Start in the Cloud and Migrate on Premise ...................................................................................................................................................... 28 8.4 Contact Us ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 8.5 Connect with BrightWork............................................................................................................................................................................................ 28 Published: 26 March 2013
  • 3. 1 Get StartedWelcome to your BrightWork Free Trial and Introductory Guide. Your free trial is hosted on a BrightWork cloudoffering called ‘Project Share Online’. This Guide contains step-by-step instructions giving you an introductionon how to use SharePoint to manage projects.The Guide also has ‘Project Management Notes’ in italics that are worth pausing for, understanding and reflectingon. You may also wish to review these notes again after you complete the exercises.1.1 Take the BrightWork TourBrightWork is the first collaborative Project and Portfolio Management product that was built on MicrosoftSharePoint. BrightWork enables any organization to instantly deploy an affordable amount of project andportfolio management, delivering immediate visibility and control. The unique best practices templateapproach pioneered by BrightWork allows organizations to start quickly and evolve gradually, adding moretemplates and dashboards as needed and as ready. 1. Login to your Project Share Online account and click Home on the top link bar. 2. Click quick tour and you can walk through some of the major areas of the product and get a high level overview and understanding of how SharePoint can be used to manage project and portfolios with BrightWork, before you begin the exercises in this guide. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Get Started Page 3 of 28
  • 4. 1.2 System RequirementsTo exercise this guide, we recommend that your client machine meets the following system requirements.(Note: BrightWork can be deployed in the cloud or on premise. The on premise system requirements forBrightWork are the same as Microsoft SharePoint system requirements.)1.2.1 BrowserMicrosoft SharePoint 2010 requires Internet Explorer 7 or later. You can download the latest version of IE athttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx(Note that while SharePoint does support other browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari) not all of the SharePointfunctionality is supported (e.g. SharePoint datasheets are only supported in IE 7 or later).IE 10 users should add their new Project Share Online site being used in this Introductory Training to theirCompatibility View list – click the link to the below blog post for more information.http://www.manageprojectsonsharepoint.com/blog/2012/11/14/internet-explorer-10-sharepoint-and-other-issues1.2.2 Microsoft OfficeUse of the native SharePoint Datasheet view generally requires you to have the 32-bit Microsoft Office 2007+client installed. However, there are workarounds for those with the wrong or even no version. • Office 2003 or No Office client: Install Microsoft Office Access 2007 Runtime client Download from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=4438 See https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/problems-with-edit-in-datasheet-with- wss.aspx for more information. • Office 64-Bit Install the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Component to use the Datasheet. Download from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=23734 See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/use-datasheet-view-in-64-bit-office- 2010-HA101882420.aspx for more information.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Get StartedPage 4 of 28
  • 5. 2 Improve Project Management SuccessBrightWork enables Project Management Champions to increase the overall project management success-rate and reduce uncertainty. This is achieved by gradually deploying and evolving successful best practices forProject and Portfolio Management (PPM) across the organization.What will I do?In this section, you will play the role of a Project Management Champion. You will create and configure aproject management template that can be used by others to manage projects. In doing so, you are deployingbest practices in an evolutionary manner.2.1 Understand BrightWork Project Management TemplatesProject Management Note: BrightWork includes a range of Project, Portfolio and Everyday Work Managementtemplates of varying complexity. A BrightWork template is a SharePoint site that you use when creating a projectsite or another template. Each template contains Project Management best practices in the form of lists tomanage processes (e.g. Project Statement, Risks, Issues, Tasks, Metrics, etc.) and ready to use reports (e.g. OpenWork, Work Gantt, My Work, Project Status, etc.). 1. Click Templates Area on the top link bar. 2. Click the image in the Templates Spectrum web part. Project Management Note: This will launch a pop-up that shows the spectrum of project management templates that come with BrightWork. The templates we will be exercising in this Guide are Projects Tracker, Project Office, Project Lite and Project Structured. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Improve Project Management Success Page 5 of 28
  • 6. 2.2 Create a New TemplateProject Management Note: When using BrightWork, you will want to create your own templates to deploy andevolve your local project and portfolio management practices. You will be able to use the BrightWork suppliedtemplates as a quick starting point. 1. Click Site Actions | Create Project Template to open up the New Project Template form. 2. Give the Template a Title and a URL name. Tip: We suggest mix of your name and the template name, e.g. MikeSmith-Project Lite. Next, you will select the template that you are going to use. 3. Select Copy existing template and click the Browse button to open the Select Site dialog. 4. Enter Training in the Find field and click Enter on your keyboard.Note: IE 10 users that experience any errors, please see the System Requirements on page 4.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Improve Project Management SuccessPage 6 of 28
  • 7. 5. Select the Training – Project Lite template and click OK. 6. Click Create.Note: The Training - Project Lite template is a copy of the out of the box BrightWork ‘Project Lite’ template, with some sample data added.Project Management Note: In the exercise above, you created a new template in the BrightWork Templates Areathat can now be used by your project teams to manage projects. With BrightWork, you can quickly create newproject and portfolio management templates from: • BrightWork supplied templates • Local Templates already created and configured by your group • Live Projects with good practices that you wish to replicate BrightWork Introductory Guide: Improve Project Management Success Page 7 of 28
  • 8. 2.3 Configure a TemplateProject Management Note: At this stage in the process, you might make multiple changes to the template you justcreated, to mimic your local project management practices. In this Guide, we will get you to make one simplechange: you will update headings used in the Quick Launch. BrightWork is designed so that the desired templatechanges tend to only require configuration (which can be carried out people without IT skills) and do not requirecustomization (which generally require some IT skills). 1. Click Site Actions | Site Settings. 2. Click Quick launch. 3. Click the Edit icon beside Initiate & Plan. 4. Change the description to Initiate and click OK. 5. Change the Execute & Control heading to Control by following the same steps as in 3 and 4. 6. Click Project Home and you will note the changes in your template.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Improve Project Management SuccessPage 8 of 28
  • 9. 3 Easily Manage ProjectsBrightWork enables Project Managers to consistently initiate, plan, track and control all their projects using aset of flexible best practice templates managed in SharePoint.What will I do?In this section, you will play the role of Project Manager on three different types of project. You will updateproject status, create a new project, assign tasks, track project status and easily create new status reports.Through these exercises, you will use a range of templates of increasing structure and understand howBrightWork can deliver the right amount of project management for each project.3.1 Manage Low Complexity Projects in an Excel-like FashionProject Management Note: The Projects Tracker template is a great place to start for organizations that are tryingto introduce project management discipline to the organization. It allows you to track the high-level detailsregarding numerous projects in one location with a minimum of extra overhead. 1. Click Sample Area on the Top Link bar. 2. Click Small Systems Projects (PT) on the Project Hierarchy web part to visit an example of a Projects Tracker template. Project Management Note: The site hierarchy displayed in this web part is a typical example of how project, portfolio and work management sites can easily be structured in BrightWork. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage Projects Page 9 of 28
  • 10. 3. Click Update Projects on the Projects Tracker Quick Launch. This will open the Projects Tracker datasheet. Project Management Note: The datasheet is a spreadsheet-like interface that allows you to make updates to multiple items in a single location. If you currently submit project status reports using an Excel file, this will be an easy transition to make. 4. Use the datasheet to make some changes to the projects, for example, make yourself (and any other colleagues that have been added) a project manager of a few projects. Tip – you can drag cells just like in a spreadsheet.Note: If you experience any issues with using the Datasheet, please see the System Requirements on page 4. 5. Click Projects Home on the Quick Launch and click through the various report tabs that Senior Executives use to get their project status reports (e.g. By Manager).Project Management Note: The BrightWork Projects Tracker template allows the Project Manager to quicklyupdate project status as easily as updating an Excel file. Once the Project Manager makes the updates, multiplereports and dashboards are also automatically updated. This enables Senior Executives to get visibility into projectstatuses. The Projects Tracker template has a very quick deployment and adoption cycle that allows theorganization to get comfortable with SharePoint as a platform for collaborative Project and PortfolioManagement. In SharePoint terms this template can be deployed as a SharePoint list in an existing SharePointsite or housed in a single SharePoint site dedicated to the purpose of easily and effectively tracking projects. Aswith all BrightWork templates, you may add, remove, hide, and edit columns, to make it suit your own localprocess.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage ProjectsPage 10 of 28
  • 11. 3.2 Create a Project SiteProject Management Note: Next, you will create a new project site using the template created and configuredearlier. As a result, this project contains the best practices required by the organization. 1. Click Sample Area on the top link bar. 2. Click IT (PO) on the Project Hierarchy web part to land on a Project Office. Project Management Note: A Project Office is a BrightWork site template that reports on multiple projects to one central set of dashboards. 3. Click Site Actions | Create Project. 4. Give the Project a Title and a URL name. Project Management Note: This template includes sample tasks for a software deployment project. You could add the typical tasks required for a business project in your organization. 5. Enter your name in the Project Manager field and click Enter on your keyboard. Tip: Enter your name as it is displayed in the top right of the screen. 6. Click the Browse button. 7. Click Enter and select the template you created earlier in Section 2.2 (it is likely called something like ‘Your-Name Project Lite’). 8. Click Create. 9. Review the Project Management items listed on the Quick Launch (e.g. tasks, documents, issues, etc.) to see the amount of Project Management included. Project Management Note: The Project Lite template offers a small amount to medium of Project Management. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage Projects Page 11 of 28
  • 12. 3.3 Manage a Medium Complexity ProjectNote: For easier evaluation, sample data has been included in the project site you created. 1. Click Tasks Update on the Quick Launch. 2. Click Active Tasks (Datasheet) on the Project Tasks view menu. 3. Assign some tasks to yourself and to any of your colleagues that have been added to the system. 4. Click Work Reports on the Quick Launch – you should see the names you assigned work to in the report. 5. Click on the report to expose the Reporter Tools ribbon. 6. Click the Email button on the Reporter Tools ribbon and email the report to yourself.Project Management Note: The ability to email reports on demand (as in this exercise) or to email reports on apre-determined schedule, is a major aid in collaborating and communicating with Team Members, Stake Holdersand Senior Executives.Note that reports in BrightWork can be put on a schedule to automatically email. Typical reports that are setupon a weekly schedule by BrightWork customers include: • ‘My Work’ to Team Members • ‘Overdue Work’ to Project Managers • Project Status Reports to Senior ExecutivesBrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage ProjectsPage 12 of 28
  • 13. 3.4 Manage a High Complexity ProjectProject Management Note: You will now exercise the BrightWork Project Structured template.3.4.1 Manage Project 1. Click IT (PO) on the Navigate Up menu. 2. Click Hardware Upgrade Global (PStr) on the Project Hierarchy web part. 3. Review the Project Management items included on the Quick Launch (e.g. goals, risks, etc.). Project Management Note: The Project Structured template offers a lot more Project Management than the Project Lite template site created above. For example, it delivers an enhanced Microsoft Project Professional 2010 to SharePoint two-way synchronization of tasks. 4. Click on the Documents Library and you will see a Microsoft Project file. Project Management Note: If you elect to use Microsoft Project for scheduling, then only one person is required to be licensed with Microsoft Project to perform this sync. The Team Members continue to use BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage Projects Page 13 of 28
  • 14. SharePoint to find and update project information. BrightWork provides free training guides for our customers on the sync between SharePoint and Project. 5. Click Project Home and then click the Project Schedule tab. Project Management Note: The tasks in the work breakdown structure shown in the Gantt report were synced from Microsoft Project to SharePoint by the Project Manager and can now be viewed in a browser by all Team Members. 6. Click the X in the top-right of the Gantt report to close it. 7. Click Project Status to see a detailed set of dashboard reports.3.4.2 Track and Report Status 1. Click Metrics on the Quick Launch. Project Management Note: The BrightWork Metrics list stores the current value and the historic values of key project data items that you nominate (e.g. cost, start dates, finish dates, effort, number of risks, etc.). The data stored in the Metrics list can be manually entered or automatically captured. The Metrics list also enables you to define Target, Warning and Danger ranges for the metric and to associate traffic light indicators with these ranges.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage ProjectsPage 14 of 28
  • 15. 2. Scroll down and click on the Issues metric. Project Management Note: This metric returns a count of the number of Issues with a red status indicator flag (indicating they are not being dealt with on time). If the number of red or late issues equals or exceeds a certain threshold, (in this case 2), the metric will flag it with a red indicator. The Metrics lists also supplies information to automatically update the health icons on the project home page, in the Project Status dashboards and in the Status Reports that you will create shortly.3. Click View Metric Chart. Project Management Note: The Metric chart displays a visual representation of the metric as it evolved over time.4. Click Project Home on the Quick Launch. Project Management Note: The red issues icon comes from the metric you just looked at.5. Click Status Reporting on the Quick Launch. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage Projects Page 15 of 28
  • 16. 6. Click Add new item. 7. Select a Phase and add some detail to the text fields. Project Management Note: The information you add is the commentary that a Senior Executive would be expecting. 8. Click Save. Project Management Note: This triggers a workflow that pulls the latest status information from the project site (e.g. start and finish dates, etc.) and adds this information to the commentary you just entered. Status reports enable you to keep a history of how the project progressed. 9. Wait a few seconds (as the workflow executes) and then click F5 on your keyboard. The workflow should have populated the rest of the detail in the item with the data from the project site.Project Management Note: In the first exercise in this last section, you saw an Excel like SharePoint template forProject and Portfolio Management that delivers immediate visibility and control. You then saw how easy it is tocreate a new project site from a template with a given amount of Project Management best practices. In the lasttwo exercises in this section, you saw more Project Management being applied with templates containing moreProject Management process.At BrightWork, we know that no one size of Project Management meets the needs of all projects. We START withyou by meeting you where you are at. We focus on your immediate needs, so we can get you started quickly andeasily. When you are ready to take on more Project Management, with BrightWork you will have the tools and thetraining you need to EVOLVE.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Easily Manage ProjectsPage 16 of 28
  • 17. 4 Collaborate on ProjectsWith BrightWork, Team Members come in and out of the collaborative work and project environment asneeded, where they connect to their work assignments and extended teams. BrightWork means TeamMembers no longer have to prepare reports for various stakeholders as the system does it for them – “enteronce; report done".What will I do?In this section, you will play the role of a Team Member, and find and manage your assigned work.4.1 Find My Work 1. Click IT (PO) on the Navigate Up menu. 2. Click the link on the Quick Launch (or on the Project Hierarchy web part) and navigate to the site you created using the Project Lite template. 3. Click My Work Reports – you should see the work items you assigned yourself earlier. This report and the other reports will always show the work items assigned to the logged in user. 4. Explore some of these reports; also note that you can select another user from the drop-down menu to see their work and assess how it is progressing. Try this if you assigned a colleague some work in one of the earlier exercises. 5. Click F5 (which refreshes the page) to force the report back to showing your work. Project Management Note: Team Members can easily find the work they must do on the ‘My Work’ dashboards exercised above, and this same information is also typically auto-emailed to Team Members on a weekly schedule. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Collaborate on Projects Page 17 of 28
  • 18. 4.2 Update My WorkProject Management Note: Team Members need an easy way to collaborate on a project. For example, they needto effortlessly flag issues, quickly update task status, safely edit documents, easily check the work outstanding forthemselves, and transparently see the overall goals and progress of the project. 1. Click the title link on one of the items in your My Work report. 2. Click Edit Item. 3. Select the Issue Indicator checkbox and enter some text in the Issue Description field. 4. Click Save. This item will now show up in Issue reports (as we will see it in a later exercise). Project Management Note: All the project templates in BrightWork contain an Issues list but they also have an easier way of identifying an issue with a particular work item. 5. Open another item in the My Work report for editing, select Completed from the Task Status drop down and click Save. 6. Click F5 to refresh the report – the items you marked as complete will disappear off the report. 7. Click Documents on the Quick Launch. 8. Click Edit in Microsoft Word on the menu of the document in the library. The document should open in Microsoft Word. Make some edits and save it. 9. Use the Navigate Up menu to return to the IT (PO), that reports across many projects. 10. Click My Work on the Quick Launch – you should see the work you assigned yourself earlier grouped by its project title. (This report will display all your work across all projects.)BrightWork Introductory Guide: Collaborate on ProjectsPage 18 of 28
  • 19. 5 Effectively Manage PortfoliosWith BrightWork, Senior Executives effectively and efficiently manage a large portfolio of projects. This enablesthem to make real time decisions and improve the organization’s bottom line.What will I do?In this section, you will play the role of a Senior Executive. You will use BrightWork to report across a range ofprojects and configure that reporting to suit your specific needs.5.1 Report across Many Projects 1. Navigate up to the Sample Area home page (i.e. click Sample Area on the top link bar). 2. Explore the various cross-project reports in the Sample Area, using the Quick Launch and the tabs. 3. Click Issues on the Quick Launch – you will see all the issue items from all the projects in the organization. 4. Expand some of the sections in the report and see if you can find the task you marked as an issue earlier. 5. Try out in-report filtering and sorting by clicking in the column headers. Project Management Note: Senior Executives need lots of out of the out of box reports (that BrightWork provides) and also need the ability to dynamically change these reports on the fly (as seen above). BrightWork Introductory Guide: Effectively Manage Portfolios Page 19 of 28
  • 20. 5.2 Configure Reporting – Create Personal Report 1. Click in the report header to expose the Reporter Tools ribbon. 2. Unselect the Show Grouping checkbox. 3. Reselect the Show Grouping checkbox. Next, you will change the default view to be issues due today or earlier. 4. Click the Filters button (which is in the ‘Personalise this Report’ area of the Reporter ribbon). 5. Select Date Due from the Column Name field 6. Select is less than or equal to from the Comparison type field. 7. Enter [Today] in the Comparison Value field. 8. Click OK. Project Management Note: You have just created a Personal report that is now saved and will load first for you when you revisit this page. You can view the Shared report that everyone else sees by clicking the Shared button on the top left hand side of the Reporter ribbon. Project Management Note: In this section, we have seen that a Senior Executive has the ability to view and report across multiple projects, take action and configure any report and have it served up to their liking, without requiring assistance from IT.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Effectively Manage PortfoliosPage 20 of 28
  • 21. 6 Evolve Project ManagementWith BrightWork, the IT Manager / SharePoint Owner simplifies IT operations and lowers applicationoperating and maintenance costs by deploying the new Project Management solution on Microsoft SharePointin the cloud or on premise. This use of the SharePoint platform allows non-IT staff like Project ManagementChampions to make the local configurations without depending on busy IT resources.What will I do?In this section, you will again play the role of the Project Management Champion. You will understand how theBrightWork configuration options tightly integrate with SharePoint. You will add more project management tothe template you created earlier and deploy that extra project management to the live project you createdfrom the template.6.1 Configure Project ManagementProject Management Note: BrightWork is highly configurable and customizable. All the standard SharePointconfiguration and customization options are available. BrightWork also gives extra configuration options andthese extra capabilities integrate seamlessly into the native SharePoint user interface. If your Project Managersand SharePoint admins are familiar with SharePoint, they will easily be able to configure BrightWork with noprogramming required. 1. Click Browse on the ribbon. 2. Click Templates Area on the top link bar. 3. Click the link to the template you created earlier. Tip: It should have your initials in it and will be the one at the bottom of the Quick Launch as it is most likely the most recently created site in the Templates Area. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Evolve Project Management Page 21 of 28
  • 22. 4. Click Issues Update on the Quick Launch (of the Project Template). 5. Click List on the ribbon and then List Settings. Project Management Note: This settings page is where you make configuration changes to lists, such as adding new columns and enabling versioning. 6. Click Column visibility settings (BrightWork). Project Management Note: The BrightWork page that appears is where you would hide columns on the Issues list form.6.2 Add Extra Project ManagementNext, we will get you to add more project management to your template in the form of a Risk list. 1. Click Site Actions | More Options. 2. Click List | Blank & Custom and select the Training Project Risks list.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Evolve Project ManagementPage 22 of 28
  • 23. 3. Give the list a name and click Create.6.3 Sync Project Management Changes to Live ProjectsProject Management Note: In Section 2 of this Guide, you created and configured a new template. In Section 3,you used this template to create and manage a project. In the previous exercise, you modified this template to addRisk Management. In the next exercise, you will deploy these project management modifications to a live projectusing the Template Design Sync. This sync can be done by the Project Manager or by the Project ManagementChampion (again, without needing IT help). 1. Click Site Actions | Site Settings. 2. Click Determine Template Usage. Project Management Note: Again, note how the BrightWork settings are neatly tucked in beside the SharePoint settings. 3. Click Locate. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Evolve Project Management Page 23 of 28
  • 24. 4. Click the link to the site to navigate to it. 5. Click Site Actions | Site Settings. 6. Click Synchronize with Template. 7. Click the Quick Launch box. 8. Scroll down and click Sync. 9. Click OK to confirm. The report that displays will let you know if any errors have occurred. Click OK again. You should see the Risk list you added to the template is now added to the project site.Note: Should you need to push changes to many sites in one go, BrightWork has a script that can achieve this.Project Management Note: As you have just seen, BrightWork includes a unique design sync capability that allowsyou to make changes to a template and pull those changes into the live project sites created from that template.BrightWork also gives you the capability to locate the project sites created from the template. This allows you toevolve the project management process across the organization in real time. This cycle of practical continuousimprovement is essential to the project management success of any organization.BrightWork Introductory Guide: Evolve Project ManagementPage 24 of 28
  • 25. 7 TrainingAt BrightWork, we understand that our customers need access to high quality on demand role based training.7.1 Role Based BrightWork TrainingClick Training Area on the top link bar to view the page below. When you subscribe to Project Share Online,these role-based training tiles depicted here will become active.BrightWork customers get free access to extensive role-based training (as depicted above). BrightWorkcustomers can also get free access to the source copy of these materials in the event they wish to modify thetraining materials for local usage. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Training Page 25 of 28
  • 26. 7.2 Project Management TrainingSome customers have Project Managers who have never had any Project Management training, formal orinformal.BrightWork have partnered with IIL (International Institute for Learning) to deliver a set of Project Managementtemplates that include context sensitive links to multimedia Project Management training based on the PMIPMBOK® Guide.These templates were designed to support the techniques in the IIL PMBOK® training. This makes it possibleto learn and execute project management in one SharePoint environment.To view one of these templates, click Sample Area on the top link bar and click SharePoint Upgrade ServerFarm (PMB+Str) on the Project Hierarchy web part.Note: These extra PMBOK® based templates are free to all BrightWork customers; however, access to the IIL PMBOK® training, linked to from the templates, incurs a modest fee of $195 per user per year.BrightWork Introductory Guide: TrainingPage 26 of 28
  • 27. 8 Next StepsCongratulations on completing the BrightWork Introductory Guide. We hope you now have an awareness ofhow BrightWork can assist you improve the project management success rate in your organization.Suggested Next Steps: • Subscribe to BrightWork in the Cloud • Buy BrightWork on Premise • Start in the Cloud and Migrate on Premise • Contact Us • Connect with BrightWork8.1 Subscribe to BrightWork in the CloudSubscribe to Project Share Online for $35 per user per month and start managing projects today.Project Share Online is the hosted application you are using with this Introductory Guide. It is available as amonth-to-month service that you may cancel at any time. The initial subscription also asks you to purchase agetting started package of deployment services, training and consulting at a cost of $900. As a BrightWorkcustomer using Project Share Online, you will also get access to the complete suite of role-based BrightWorktraining courses described above.To subscribe to Project Share Online now, click Admin, then Subscribe Now and follow the on screeninstructions to convert your trial environment to a fully subscribed managed service.For an introduction to Project Share Online, watch the two movies available from the home page. BrightWork Introductory Guide: Next Steps Page 27 of 28
  • 28. 8.2 Buy BrightWork On-PremiseYour organization can easily deploy BrightWork on SharePoint servers inside your organization. ManyBrightWork customers start with our Project Office JumpStart.The JumpStart uses best practices and a proven deployment approach to rapidly implement a fully workingProject Office using Microsoft SharePoint and BrightWork.The JumpStart bundle includes: (i) software; (ii) mentoring / training; and (iii) support for one year.More information on JumpStart and BrightWork On-Premise pricing is available on our pricing page.8.3 Start in the Cloud and Migrate on PremiseSome customers elect to use BrightWork hosted in the cloud and later migrate in-house to their ownSharePoint servers.8.4 Contact UsPhone BrightWork in the US on 1-617-357-9000 ext. 701 or in Europe on +353-91-514-492.Email BrightWork at info@brightwork.com.8.5 Connect with BrightWorkBrightWork Introductory Guide: Next StepsPage 28 of 28