Enterprise Project Management

By | August 22, 2014

Centralized Projects and Task Management

Microsoft Project Server 2013 is a flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint 2013, sold separately.

Get started quickly

Project Server 2013 come with a familiar experience that improves participation and helps teams get more. By Using the new visual tiles in Project Web App (PWA), your web app to access Project Server, to quickly begin or flex project portfolio management capabilities. Choose between devices and browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and more – to view, edit, submit, and collaborate on project, portfolio, and everyday work.

Flexible project portfolio management

Align vision and effort to prioritize initiatives, select optimal project portfolios, and deliver on your business strategy. Effectively evaluate ideas or measure the strategic contribution of competing requests to determine alignments and streamline project initiation. Easily create workflows in Visio and SharePoint Designer to standardize project progression or rejection and improve governance and control.
Quickly promote a SharePoint task list to an enterprise project in PWA.

Effectively manage resources

Better manage you’re your project pipeline and what your people are working on by capturing your team’s ideas in SharePoint task lists and measuring them in PWA. Accurately measure resource utilization and better manage resource allocation that aligns with your strategy. Seamlessly flow information from team member calendars in Exchange to Project Server 2013, simplifying project scheduling and task status updates while enhancing task-sharing capabilities

Seamlessly communicate

Hover over an individual’s name in your project plan to see if a team member is available to talk or instant message (IM) with Lync. Collaborate with your team quickly by dragging and dropping them into a Lync meeting for group conferencing, instant messaging, screen sharing, and shared workspaces.

Increase agility and control

Optimize utilization and plan allocation for your organizations resource requirements through the resource center in PWA. Use summary dashboards to help gain insights and make better decisions. Quickly mine and aggregate data on many dimensions via self-service access with Excel Services.

Simplify IT

Utilize Active Directory (AD) synchronization in PWA to choose which AD group contains the teams that you want to assign to projects. Easily give your teams and trusted business partners the right level of access through a new SharePoint integrated security model in PWA. Utilize industry standards such as ODATA (open data protocol) for data mining and business intelligence.

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