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Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project.

Author: Advisicon.; Tim Runcie; Doc Dochtermann
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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A guide to Microsoft Project that focuses on developing a successful project management strategy across the organization to drive better decisions Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project goes far beyond the basics of managing projects with Microsoft Project and how to set up and use the software. This unique guide is an indispensable resource for anyone who operates within a Project Management  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Advisicon.
Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Advisicon.; Tim Runcie; Doc Dochtermann
ISBN: 9781118333099 1118333098
OCLC Number: 880888951
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project; Copyright; Contents; 1: Business Intelligence: Knowledge of Key Success Ingredients for Project Server 2010; In This Chapter; Maximizing PPM Ingredients, Culture, and Technology for Business Success; What Is the Project Management Lifecycle?; Aligning Project with Business Life Cycles; Planning in a Governed Environment; Significance of Portfolio Management and Demand Management in Today's Evolving Market; Information: What Fuels a PMO's Success?; Overview of Information Acquisition; Overview of Knowledge Management. End Game: Automation and Getting to DashboardsStakeholders in a Project Management Environment; Delivering Results, Not Surprises, with Microsoft Project 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010; Profiles of Business Influencers; Profiles of Corporate Candidates; Stakeholder Classes; Scalability and Succession Planning with 2010; Technology Meets Strategy: Welcome to the Business User Network; What Are the Common Traits of the Two Roles?; What Are the Roots of the Differences?; What Are the Challenges in Working Together?; What Works, or How to Save This Marriage. Business Users Connected to Business ObjectivesImportant Concepts Covered in This Chapter; References; 2: Value Proposition by Role of Project Server 2010; In This Chapter; Clairvoyance with Project/Server 2010: Forecast Future Results; Project 2010 Scalability Flowchart; Introduction; Perspectives; Important Concepts Covered in This Chapter; Key Summary Points; References; 3: Meeting CFO Needs with Project/Server 2010; In This Chapter; How the CFO Gets the Attention of the PMO; What the PMO Is Expected to Deliver to the Bottom Line; Managing Financials: Start with the Project Business Case. Benefits: Designing a Project Process to Measure OutcomesInvestments: How to Derive Quantifiable Value from Project Costs; What and Why Is Work Management Critical to Organizational Success?; Managing Independent Departmental Initiatives; Managing Constraints to Your Advantage: Addressing the Planning and Execution Bottlenecks; Validating Proposals and Holding the Business Accountable; Synchronization of Strategic Objectives to Actual Effort; Imagining Structuring Strategies that Can Be Delivered; Fluency of Actuals Against Estimates. The Big Picture: Approaching Top-Down and Bottom-Up Planning and Control OptionsDefining a Long-Term Solution that Enables Stakeholder-Class Scalability; Integrating ERP and Other Financial Data; Important Concepts Covered in This Chapter; Reference; 4: The Business Shakes Hands with the Microsoft Project 2010 Platform; In This Chapter; Logical Architecture Is More Natural for Business Users; Business Platform Designed for the Business User; You Don't Need to Be a Technologist to Be an Effective Practitioner; Reviewing and Approving the Proposal; A True Enterprise Platform. Governing Project Components Defining the Work Management.

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A guide to Microsoft Project that focuses on developing a successful project management strategy across the organization to drive better decisions Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project goes far beyond the basics of managing projects with Microsoft Project and how to set up and use the software. This unique guide is an indispensable resource for anyone who operates within a Project Management Operation (PMO) or is affected by the adoption of project management within an organization. Its focus is to provide practical and transitional information for those who are charged.

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