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Microsoft recently announced the release of Microsoft Project 2013, the latest Project and Portfolio Management solution from Microsoft. This webinar covers the four stages of the UMT Project …

Microsoft recently announced the release of Microsoft Project 2013, the latest Project and Portfolio Management solution from Microsoft. This webinar covers the four stages of the UMT Project Portfolio Management Governance Lifecycle: Create, Select, Plan, and Manage.

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  • 1. CONSULTING •Comprehensive Solution Road Mapping •Process Development •PM Maturity& Envisioning •Financial & Resource Management TECHNOLOGY •Prioritization & Business Case Automation •Expert Installation, Configuration, Integration, Customization & Reporting •Infrastructure Right-Sizing Seattle, WA New York, NY Chicago, IL San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA Reston, VA Philadelphia, PA Dallas, TX 3 TRAINING •Project Management •Portfolio Management •Microsoft Project 2010 •Microsoft Project Server 2010 Role Based Training •Onsite or in the Cloud SUPPORT •Post-Rollout Support •Technical Phone & Email Support •UMT Project Essentials Premier Support & Software Assurance
  • 2. Portfolio Mgmt. Experts  • UMT - Released eStratframes • Gartner Paper UMT: Aligning Management & Business Structures • Gartner Report UMT included in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Portfolio Management Report • UMT – Released UMT Portfolio Manager (Top Down Portfolio Analysis solution for PPM & APM) • Microsoft Acquisition Microsoft acquires UMT Portfolio Manager to add project and application portfolio mgmt. capabilities • UMT – Released UMT Project Essentials (Business Planning & Management solution for Microsoft Project & SharePoint Server) • Gartner Award UMT selected as the ‘Best PPM Strategy Service Provider’ at the Gartner Project & Portfolio Management Summit • Gartner MQ UMT included as a Visionary in Gartner IT PPM Magic Quadrant • Meta Group UMT positioned as the leader in the Portfolio Management MetaSpectrum Report 4 • UMT - Released UMT IT 360 (IT Business Planning & Mgmt. solution for Microsoft SharePoint & Project Server) • Gartner ReportUMT included in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Program and Portfolio Management Report
  • 3. Gartner Recognized in an Emerging Market “Businesses are discovering that there is no data-sharing platform that all IT managers can use to unify the disparate financial, project, asset and operations views stakeholders need to communicate across IT silos. Integrated IT portfolio analysis is striving to change that”. • • • • • 5
  • 4. Which answer best characterizes the way you are using technology to manage your EPPM needs? We don't use any tools to support our processes. 2% We use a mixture of tools like Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and email. 9% We use the Microsoft Office suite with Microsoft Project Standard. 28% We are using Microsoft Project/Portfolio Server 2003/2007 with Project Professional. 15% We are using Microsoft Project Server 2010 with Project Professional 2010. We are using Microsoft Project Server 2013 with Project Professional 2010. We are using another vendors tool set. 34% 0% 10%
  • 5. Business Challenges Our employees want to work together from virtually anywhere. I need the flexibility to manage without up-front infrastructure costs. Our company can compete only if we align investment with business priorities. We want more visibility and control over what people are working on.
  • 6. Governance Framework Create Demand Management Select Plan Portfolio Selection Manage Portfolio Tracking & Status Portfolio Reporting Capacity Planning Resource Planning & Tracking Financial Tracking Financial Planning Benefits Planning Benefits Realization Project Scheduling Project Tracking, & Status Task/Time Reporting Team Collaboration 9
  • 7. Introducing | The New Project
  • 8. Project Server 2013 - Key Focus Areas • • • • •
  • 9. Project Server Browser and Platform Windows 8 • IE 10, Google Chrome 17.x, and Firefox 10.x+ Windows 7 • IE 9, Google Chrome 17.x, and Firefox 10.x+ MAC • MAC: Safari 5, Google Chrome 17.x, and Firefox 10.x+ Mobile • Windows Phone, iDevices, Surface, Surface Pro
  • 10. Which answer best characterizes the importance of being able to access your enterprise performance management solution via a mobile device? It is extremely important and will drive our selection of a supporting solution. 6% It is somewhat important to our decision making process. 17% It is really only important for team members to be able to report their status. 10% It is really only important for executives and managers to be able to see status of their programs/projects. 26% It is not really that important to us. None of the above. 32% 6%
  • 11. Project Server Architecture Deployment Single Database Odata SharePoint • On Premise, Infrastructure as a service, Software as a service • Tables designed for transactional, archive, reporting, etc. • Industry standard web protocol used to access data from external systems • Projects can originate from SharePoint items (Ideation Support)
  • 12. PWA General Enhancements Visual Guides • Home page introduces users to core PPM capabilities Scheduling • Baseline support and timeline creation Organization • Organize work in one place (for example PWA timesheets vs. SharePoint tasks) Visibility • Visibility to status of late tasks, deliverables, and milestones directly from project site
  • 13. PWA Project Site Enhancements Webparts Connection Collaboration Social • Project Summary and Timeline • Direct access to Project Pro and PWA • Team mailboxes and calendars • Newsfeeds – subscribe to sites, teams, people, and documents with voting at the project level
  • 14. Project Pro Enhancements Excel Like Reports Lync • Dashboards: Burn Down Report, Work Overview, Project Overview, etc. • Integration to Lync directly from Project Pro Cumulative Fields • Project, task, and resource fields to better support trend analysis Task Management • Task highlighting options for analysis

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