Transcript of " "5 Inspiring Reasons to Manage Projects on SharePoint 2013" SPSRED13"
• “5 Inspiring Reasons to Manage Projects on
• Gina Montgomery – VP, Business Development Acuvate Software
Hi, I’m Gina!
Gina Montgomery, VP, Business Development
Gina Montgomery is the Vice President of Business
Development for North America. She is a SharePoint Evangelist
and subject matter expert in architecting SharePoint solutions.
Gina brings expertise in helping organizations maximize their
I.T. investments. Her focus has been on strategy, project
planning, analysis, best practices in software licensing, and
implementing successful business solutions. Gina is responsible
for Acuvate's New Business Development and Partner Alliances
in North America.
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• Take a look at some of today’s challenges in PM
• Learn about a project management journey
• Have a look at the demonstrations that address
these challenges and the pm journey.
• We work in a project-driven environment
• Certain abilities are necessary
• Coordination of various projects and spread
• Strategic decision making based upon project
• Communication of Project Information
We are still wasting time and money depending on Excel
spreadsheets, email, and other manual processes
What makes a Project run?
Publishing plan to entire team and keeping it updated
Tracking Plan versus Actual in terms of burn rate, budget and time
Milestones are project tools that allow pm’s to determine whether a
project is on schedule or not
Identifying and tracking project Risks and mitigation plans for those risks
Effective project status reporting measures in place will create a
Manage scope changes during the project – Change Management
Track and Resolve issues on time
Manage resources across multiple projects based on availability and skill
Project Management Journey
Simple to use and get
Works great for smaller
No special training
Provides great capabilities
for managing your project
Works for local and
Similar to using MS Word
Advanced PM functionality
Knowledge of MS Project
Your 5 Inspiring
Reasons to manage
Improved Interface for Project Teams
• Timeline for milestone tracking
• Project Summary
• Project tasks list – ability to define sub-tasks in-
• Supports multiple browsers and mobile devices
Improved Integration With MS Project/Outlook
• Syncing tasks with MSP
• Making changes in the plan that will reflect back into
• Ability to look at resource loading and allocation
• Synchronization of Outlook with tasks is also a
productivity enhancement on SharePoint 2013. It
adds tasks directly to your Exchange server which
allows you to manage them from all of your devices.
In SharePoint 2010, if you synced your tasks with
Outlook you only saw them on that given device
• Many organizations today are still managing
projects on Excel and through email.
• The next step in the Project Management
journey is SharePoint.
• It is a much easier transition into full blown
Project Server should your organization
mature to that level.
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