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Implement Microsoft Project Server. Develop project management maturity, methodology & PMO capability. It’s time to improve your PPM!

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Training

Customised Project Management and Microsoft Project training that match your needs perfectly. Scheduled courses are available too!

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Recruitment

Projects needs great people.
Permanent or contract, we specialise in supplying the BEST Project Management professionals!

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Project Online or SharePoint

We are specialists in leveraging Microsoft technologies for improved project, programme and portfolio management.

Our goal is to become your partner of choice to help you significantly improve your project management maturity. Our services run from APM Accredited training courses, through project methodology development and of course the deployment of Microsoft technology enterprise solutions; SharePoint and Project Online.

Clients often ask ‘Which tool should I use for managing projects, SharePoint or Project Online?’

We want to understand your project management goals so we can provide the best recommendation for you that matches your situation and project management goals.

There are effectively 3 levels of technology maturity, with many organisations sat at level 1:

 Level 1:
Desktop applications. Project Managers and the PMO use Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel. Single user based. Limited collaboration. Information sharing by email.

 Level 2:
SharePoint with the option to sync with Microsoft Project. All team members can now access the latest live project documents and logs. Microsoft Excel is replaced with SharePoint logs, lists, announcements and reporting. Great collaboration and information sharing possible also supported by Yammer & Lync.

 Level 3:
Microsoft Project Online. All the benefits of Level 2 but with complete resource management, portfolio management, lifecycle management through workflows, complex reporting capabilities and much more.

So the question is… should you install Microsoft Project Online or SharePoint? This depends on a few critical requirements primarily around the level of resource management, workflow & lifecycle management and portfolio/demand management you are looking to achieve.

The table below summarises some of the key differences but should be viewed as a high-level summary:

 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 / SharePoint OnlineMicrosoft Project Server / Project Online
Project Sites – a dedicated web site for each projectyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Risk, Issue, Change, Decision Logs (+ others)yellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Document Management yellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
PMO Portal Sitesyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Automated Project Highlight / Status Reportsyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Programme & Portfolio Reportingyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
User Permissions Modelyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Live access for all team members, PMs, PMO and Senior Managersyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Editable Gantt Charts that can be viewed by all users (MS Project license not required)yellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Dashboard Reports & KPIsyellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Basic Workflow yellow tick.fwyellow tick.fw
Enterprise Resource Poolyellow tick.fw
Enterprise Resource Managementyellow tick.fw
Timesheetsyellow tick.fw
My Tasks – Individual Work Managementyellow tick.fw
Detailed Portfolio Analysisyellow tick.fw
Demand Managementyellow tick.fw
Extended BI Reportingyellow tick.fw
Powerful Workflow & Project Lifecycle Managementyellow tick.fw

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