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A Successful Project Management Methodology Using Project Server 2007
Project Management & Life Cycle
Dan Smith [Sr. Director IT Services - Marquette University]
Kurt Gering [Project Manager - Marquette University]
Mar 13, 2008 (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Grand Ballroom South 101-102
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2008 or Beyond
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Marquette University has a defined methodology for Project Management which includes the use of Project Server to help enable the methodology. Effective use of Microsofts Project Server 2007 creates a highly collaborative environment for project execution for Project Managers, team members, and other stakeholders. This presentation will cover our methodology and tools used to achieve project management success specifically in support of our PeopleSoft 9 upgrade.
Marquette University has a Project Management Office (PMO) with four full-time Project Managers. Operating in a matrix environment with each Project Manager running multiple projects resources are shared with day-to-day operational duties. Critical to success of projects is a defined project methodology and the Project Management Office. Due in large part to the success of project management Marquette is finding that projects are becoming more numerous and therefore Project Managers need the ability to manage multiple and large complex projects effectively.
Our solution was define and implement the use of best practices in project management and incorporating Project Server 2007, including SharePoint 2007 to help enforce those best practices and provide an excellent collaborative environment. The presentation will cover the definition and development Marquettes best practices, development of in-house Professional development plan, and PMP certification. The presentation will also cover the evolutionary expansion of the use of Project Server from a simple repository of project schedules to the rich use of many of the features of Project Server and how specifically employed for the PeopleSoft 9.0 upgrade.