SharePoint for Project Management: How to Create a Project Management Information System (PMIS) with SharePoint

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 17, 2008 - Computers - 256 pages
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"If you are a project manager looking for a technology-based, easily implemented, and usable solution for project communications, document management, and general project organization, this book is for you!"-Susan Weese, PgMP, President and Founder, Rhyming Planet

Most companies don't understand SharePoint's power, and use it simply to share documents or spreadsheets. This hands-on book demonstrates how SharePoint can also help you organize and manage complex projects. With SharePoint for Project Management, you'll not only understand how to apply common and practical project management concepts in SharePoint, you'll learn how to build a Project Management Information System (PMIS), customized to your project, that can efficiently coordinate communication and collaboration among team members. With this book, you will:

  • Learn to apply key project management techniques by leveraging SharePoint as a PMIS
  • Track a case study that illustrates the circumstances and processes of an effective SharePoint PMIS
  • Appropriately define access permissions for project stakeholders and team members
  • Centralize project documents and keep track of document history with version control
  • Automate project reporting mechanisms and generate on-demand status reports
  • Track project schedules, control changes, and manage project risks
  • Integrate project management tools such as Excel, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Each chapter includes activities that let you practice what you learn. Most SharePoint books are either too introductory (for end users), or too technical (for system administrators). SharePoint for Project Management is just what project managers like you need to learn how to harness the organizational abilities of this powerful software.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Project Kickoff
1
Chapter 2 Setting Up the PMIS
11
Chapter 3 Adding PMIS Components
29
Chapter 4 Adding Stakeholders to the PMIS
67
Chapter 5 Supporting Team Collaboration
85
Chapter 6 Project Tracking
115
Chapter 7 Project Reporting
153
Chapter 8 Integrating PM Tools
199
Chapter 9 Project Closing
217
Index
229
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With more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Dux Raymond Sy has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. He is currently a managing partner of Innovative-E, Inc. As a thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of collaborative tools with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications. A sought-after trainer, he has developed and facilitated management and technology training to government organizations, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit institutions in the United States, Bahamas, Barbados, China, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines and regulary writes about project management, SharePoint and globalization at http: //www.meetdux.com.

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