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MS Project Server Beneficial Features

  1. 1. By: Softvative Inc 2008
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Features Highlight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Features Beneficial to everyone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with other systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  3. 3. MS Project Server 2003 (MSPS 03) <ul><li>Issues / Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Limited out of box reports </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Project Update Process </li></ul><ul><li>Single level of undo </li></ul><ul><li>Task Change Tracking in Project </li></ul><ul><li>View Processing / Notification Service (VNS) </li></ul><ul><li>OLAP Cube process & single cube </li></ul><ul><li>ODBC Connectivity (client - Server) </li></ul><ul><li>Single DB model </li></ul><ul><li>ASP Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Clumsy Web Interface </li></ul><ul><li># of resources & tasks in a project </li></ul><ul><li>Citrix Dependency & its Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous Issues (Deleted Task, Renaming project etc) </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  4. 4. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Highlights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Builder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Governance Workflow Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Prioritization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Optimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Advanced Portfolio Analytics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Business Alignment Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal Management (Initiate projects from web) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Plans (for O&M tasks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Plans (for forecasting resource availability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Time (Global configuration on server, appears on all timesheets) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* Features of Portfolio Server 2007. Requires additional licensing. </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  5. 5. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Highlights (contd.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Reports (Using Excel / Visio 2007 for charts, graphs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget (define it at program / project level then PM can allocate funds) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting Data Service (data warehouse that is updated in real time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cube Building Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server Side Queuing Service (VNS in MSPS03, single consolidated update) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Resources (planned & actual cost for a task, support integration with accounting systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task Status (also enables comments to be exchanged, export to timesheet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Resource Assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Team & assign tasks in PWA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop OLAP Cube (Reports / archive data in Access 2007 & OLAP cubes, 5 cubes) </li></ul></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  6. 6. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Highlights (contd.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Task Driver Pane (shows dependencies & resource constraints that drive a task) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background Cell highlighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change Highlighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User friendly PWA (WSS 3.0 based) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-accept Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task Updates using PWA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Cache (efficient data transfer to server, better offline experience) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs (hierarchy of master project. KPI & analysis at program level) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliverables (Use MOSS to create & manage across project dependencies) </li></ul></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  7. 7. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Highlights (contd.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment Owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple level Undo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline Lockdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible MSPS Administration (Delegation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Server Interface (PSI – for easier integration with LOB applications) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server Side Events (200+ events that can be used with Windows workflow Foundation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server-side scheduling (in MSPS03 scheduling was on client side) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASP .Net architecture </li></ul></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  8. 8. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Highlights (contd.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook 2007 Integration (PWA Tasks added to Outlooks tasks, not to Calendar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel 2007 Integration (import / export) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms Authentication (Project Authenticated users in MSPS03) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VBA, COM add-ins, OLE DB, XML file format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses SQL 2005 as backend database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rename project from MS Project Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Performance & Scalability ( Test showed MSPS07 is 6x faster than MSPS03 when saving / publishing projects) </li></ul></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  9. 9. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Beneficial to Everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Server Side Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Undo </li></ul><ul><li>Task Driver Pane </li></ul><ul><li>Change Highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>Active Cache </li></ul><ul><li>Programs (Hierarchy of master projects) </li></ul><ul><li>Task Updates (no round trip required) </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Accept Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Database (as oppose to single DB in MSPS03) </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  10. 10. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Beneficial to Everyone (contd.) </li></ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Builder (Build repository quickly to consolidate all business and IT investments entities (i.e. projects, programs and applications)) </li></ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Governance Workflow Engine (Define multiple workflows to standardize, communicate and enforce the portfolio governance framework across organization) </li></ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Prioritization (Use best practice techniques to prioritize and evaluate competing investments within the portfolio.) </li></ul><ul><li>*Portfolio Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>* Advanced Portfolio Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>*Portfolio dashboard (analyze the investments from varying dimensions) </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  11. 11. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Features Beneficial to Everyone (contd.) </li></ul><ul><li>Admin & O&M Actuals Processing (Automatic Approval of actual hours, Activity & resource plans reduce RM effort to create and manage O&M plans) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Performance (With improved communication between server & client & other features, there is no need to use of Citrix for MSPS07) </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  12. 12. Integration with other Systems MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) Softvative, Inc.
  13. 13. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Integrations with Microsoft Systems </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint (WSS 3 / MOSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Active Directory </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Server 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Analysis Services </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Reporting Services </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office 2007 System (Project, Excel, Access, Visio) </li></ul><ul><li>MS Operations Managers (MOM) </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange Server </li></ul><ul><li>MS Team Foundation Server </li></ul><ul><li>MS GreatPlains </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  14. 14. MS Project Server 2007 (MSPS 07) <ul><li>Integrations with LOB Systems </li></ul>Softvative, Inc.
  15. 15. Q&A Contact Softvative Inc for services on MS Project Server & MS Portfolio Server 2007. [email_address] or check our website Softvative, Inc.