If you have an Enterprise Agreement for licensing software from Microsoft, you may not be aware that there is a benefit that comes with it, which allows a number of days free of charge for a partner to help plan a solution for you.
The number of days depends on the size of your Enterprise Agreement, but those free days can be used in a number of ways, and one of those ways is SharePoint Deployment Planning.
Microsoft have now extended those Sharepoint planning days to include Project and Portfolio Management planning, so you can now use a partner to plan your on-premise Project Server and Cloud Project Online implementations.
Many organisations are unaware of those free days, and when their EA is renewed, any unspent days are lost.
But isn’t something that is free too good to be true?
Well, no, actually it isn’t in this case. Microsoft pay us as PPM partners to help their good customers and make them feel loved, and to keep them happy. It’s all about good customer service at the end of the day.
The Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution Planning engagement provides customers with an opportunity to define a PPM solution that meets their organization’s needs, including, but not limited to: portfolio management, project management, project collaboration, and time-sheeting.
We focus on your long-term goals, current business blockers, and IT requirements, and the engagement will provide you with an analysis between a cloud first versus an on-prem. solution and a detailed deployment plan for achieving a successful implementation of the appropriate option.
So if you are considering implementing a Project solution, this is a great way to get the roadmap documented, and ready for signoff.