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1 Manage projects effectively with Microsoft ® Office Project 2003 Claire Reilly Solutions Specialist Microsoft Corporation

2 Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail The bottom line on failed projects: 51% of all projects come in over budget or run past the original deadline 15% of projects fail altogether $55 billion wasted on failed projects in US alone! The Standish Group, CHAOS Chronicles, 2003 Can your business afford the cost of failed projects?

3 Project Management Pains High learning curve and training commitment Setting up projects is time consuming Team members limited understanding of task interdependencies Difficult to evaluate and compare projects Difficult to effectively communicate project data to different audiences Developing and formatting project updates is time consuming Not easy to distill, keep track of, and access project performance metrics I want the software to work for me, not me for it.

4 Microsoft Project Evolution

5 Today – Microsoft® Office Project 2003 Family Microsoft® Office Project Standard 2003 Microsoft solution for Enterprise Project Management (EPM)* Microsoft® Office Project Professional 2003 Project Web Access Microsoft® Project Server 2003 *EPM requires SQL Server 2000 or greater. Project Server requires Windows Server 2000 or later. If a customer needs the collaboration capabilities of WSS, Windows Server 2003 is required. To create Portfolio Analyzer views, Office 2003 is required.

6 Improved Business Results

7 Grow your skills Leverage existing data Follow step-by-step guides Ensure consistency Follow task interdependencies Present project data in different formats Print custom reports Share information reliably Collaborate efficiently Customize tracking views Quickly access information Distill core metrics Track project performance

8 Office 2003 Interface Smart Tags Assistance Center On line Training Import Outlook Tasks Dialog Import from Excel Wizard Excel Task List Template Project Guide Copy Picture to Office Wizard Project Guide Printing Wizard XML Reporting Wizard Shared work space Compare Project Versions Enhanced Grouping Tracking Wizard Save up to 11 Baselines Value Lists in Filters and Custom Fields Improved Business Results Efficiently Track and Analyze Projects Communicate Project Data Effectively Plan Projects Quickly


10 Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003 Usage: Standalone product Audience: For Project users who do not need Web-based coordination and collaboration with other project participants or management across multiple projects and resources from a central repository Solution: Makes it easy to plan, track, and communicate project information, improving productivity and effectiveness, and helping to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget. Difference with Professional: Will not interact with Project Server 2003, which prevents Project Standard 2003 users from coordinating with other project managers or managing resources from a central repository

11 Enterprise Project Management is Growing By 2006, more than 50% of IS organizations will have adopted a mix of project portfolio management application services for managing team collaboration, allocating resources, and tracking utilization and costs. - Gartner, Inc., July 2003, Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Matt Light

12 What is Enterprise Project Management (EPM)? A systematic approach to achieving organizational goals through a continual nucleus of projects, which include: Strategic initiatives Business transformation activities Operational improvements Traditional development projects People Technology Strategy EPM Process EPM leverages your people, processes, and technology to generate the change needed to keep your organization current and competitive

13 Microsoft Office EPM Solution Gain visibility, insight, and control of all aspects of your project portfolio Ensure initiatives align with your strategic objectives Bring your organizational parts together and get a clear big picture view Realize participation from all project stakeholders Deliver sustainable value to your business

14 Connecting Your People to Projects Executives Resource Managers Team Members Project Managers Line of Business Systems


16 People Planning Production PilotProcess Your Roadmap to Success Starts Here

17 Microsoft Project Resources Microsoft Project Product Page: Download Project Standard 2003 trial at: Microsoft Project MSDN Developer Center: Microsoft Project Deployment Kit: Microsoft Project TechNet Site: Microsoft Project Partner Program: Microsoft Project Partner Program E-mail:

18 Questions?

19 © 2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.

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