5 Ways SharePoint can Benefit Your PMO Presented by: Amy Talhouk September 24, 2011
About KMA• Founded 1995 – 30 employees – 4 partners, including 2 co-founders• Roots in academia • MIT, Harvard, BU• Principal lines of business: • Professional Services – SharePoint Consulting – SharePoint Managed Services – Custom Application Development • Software Product – Mekko Graphics advanced charting software• We’ve completed 90+ Projects in the past year!
Why should we care?• Because we all need some help! – Management • Process can’t grow to accommodate more demand • No history of what issues we can learn from • No common understanding of project constraints (resource, time, cost) – PM’s • Too many projects • Different audiences needing different information • Don’t know what people are working on, what we can deliver and when • No two project plans look alike • Every estimate is different – Team Members • Regenerating the same data over and over manually (email a spreadsheet around) • Don’t know what to work on next
Resources - General• From Microsoft: – EPM: http://www.microsoft.com/project – SharePoint 2010 site: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com – SharePoint Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/default.aspx – Project Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/project – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011, Anaheim CA – October 2 – 5• From KMA (www.kma-llc.net) – Monthly webinars on SharePoint 2010 (EPM, upgrades, etc.) – White papers, blogs, presentations, news, and events – Chris McNulty @KMWorld DC October 2011• User Community – BASPUG – Boston Area SharePoint User Group – 2nd Wednesday of each month
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