This is a community for those who want to be Microsoft Project 2010 ready!
Project 2010 is possibly the most significant Project release in a decade.
Three Versions of Project 2010
A simplified product: only three SKUs for MS Project:
· MS Project Standard 2010
· MS Project Professional 2010
· MS Project Server 2010
Few Major Changes of Project 2010
Simplified User Interface
Like that Ribbon UI in Office 2007? Well now you'll have it MS Project 2010. The new Ribbon UI makes commands easier to discover based on the task you are doing at the time.
To go along with this new Ribbon UI, there's a new View that could make the Gantt Chart obsolete. It's called the Timeline View and it's a graphical representation of your project.
You can quickly drag and drop to create a timeline and it has zoom and pan functionality. Even better though is the ability to cut and paste your timeline view in PowerPoint or Outlook as a real image.
Portfolio Server Included with Project Server 2010
2010 combined Project Server and Portfolio Server — a single server product offering.
The new Project Server 2010 will contain the functionality of both Project Server and Portfolio Server.
Other new integrations for Project Server include:
Exchange Server: Team members can look and manage their tasks and statuses from Outlook, and mobile users can access their schedules and provide updates using Outlook Exchange for Mobile or Outlook Web Access
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: Development teams can continue to work within TFS on tasks and assignments and have updates synchronized with Project
MS Dynamic: Out of the box integration with AX (ERP) and SL, so that SMBs can extend Project accounting applications
Project Server 2007 was built on WSS3.0, but Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint 2010. [Which means you need to have a full SharePoint installation if you want Project Server 2010.]
Microsoft SharePoint is increasingly being used as a tool for managing and tracking projects. pmPoint is the leading project management add-on for SharePoint and is used to track work and projects of varying size and type.
This GIG is intended as a place to discuss project management using SharePoint, and pmPoint specifically.
I have a keen interest in project metrics. I published research on this topic in 2004, the results are posted at the PMI research portal (see http://www.pmi.org/PDF/pp_taylor.pdf ).
Vision: if we can rate our completed projects on a scale of 1 to 10 then we can use the results and characteristics of past projects to predict the outcome of planned projects.
Please see www.itprojectstats.com . This is a free web site with no advertising. The project database has been seeded with approximately 90 projects from the 2004 survey. I would like to add more data, if you can assist by entering the results of a completed project it would be much appreciated! Your submissions can be anonymous and you do not have to identify the firm.
thanks for reading!...good luck with your projects!
The Atlassian platform of their Enterprise Wiki (Confluence) and Issues management tool (JIRA) provide an excellent low cost and highly versatile toolset for managing individual and multiple projects within defined workspaces. This Gig is devoted to the users of the platform for swapping tips, techniques or for the just plain curious.
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