Microsoft Project Server 2010–what are we talking about?

 

Hi,

in this post I will try to explain how I see Microsoft Project Server 2010.

What is Microsoft Project Server 2010? It is huge, I mean HUGE application which can be used for:

  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Decision Making
  • Tracking
  • Reporting
  • BI
  • and many, many more

In many articles from Microsoft you can read that Microsoft Project Server is in marriage. Well, I do not agree with that. Why? Because when you are in marriage you can always divorce, but you can not split MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint.

Microsoft Project Server is SharePoint Application, with a lot of possibilities.

When you open MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 you will get:

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and when you open SharePoint you will get:

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When you click on the Site Actions on the top left corner on the SharePoint and Project Server you will get:

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Left picture is from SharePoint, and right from Project Server.

Because those two are so tight together, I will show you the “compatibility” Picture :

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This is picture from my SharePoint MVP buddy, Adis Jugo. Thank you Adis!

I have my own instance of Project Server. It looks like this:

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You can notice web address http://nenadpwa/pwa/default.aspx

If I run http://nenadpwa/default.aspx I will get:

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I think that you are aware now that Project Server 2010 is SharePoint.

When you have MS PROJECT SERVER 2010, do you need MS PROJECT 2010 Professional any more? YES! You will need it a LOT! Some functionalities are supported only through MS PROJECT Professional 2010, and not through MS PROJECT SERVER 2010!

Because MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 is so huge, the main question is how to implement it? I will try to explain that in ma next Post.

What I strongly suggest is: READ THE BOOKS! You can find a lot of very useful information on the Web, Forums, Blogs, etc, but if you want to get a big knowledge very quick you should have those two books (BIBLES):

9781934240243

and:

9781934240113

you can find them here:

http://projectserverbooks.com/books/index.aspx

I met Gary back in February in Redmond, and this guy know what is he writing about. Whit those two books you will save months, and you can quick deep dive into MS PROJECT SERVER 2010!

Regards,

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About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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One Response to Microsoft Project Server 2010–what are we talking about?

  1. Brindu D. says:

    Thank you Nenad for the very valuable information for first time users!

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