Project Online, Project Planning, Project Scheduling

Project Online Scaling to New Heights

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Microsoft have just announced a significant update to Project Online, now allowing for up to 30,000 projects to be stored. This is a massive increase from the previous published limit of 5000 projects. Better still, every one of those project can have its own project site. This is clearly a great piece of innovation, and the result of Microsoft investing much of its R&D budget for the product into performance and scalability improvement.

You can find the full detail of this announcement here. Continue reading >>

Program Framework, Project Management Practice, Project Online

Arup meets Tempus Resource

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Those of you who follow our blog will be aware of our work with Arup – the global design and engineering firm. We’re extremely grateful to have worked alongside them, as our partnership earned us the award for Best New Cloud Customer at the EMEA Partner Forum back in September. We’ve built many lasting relationships with the Arup team, which is why we’re even happier to learn that they have chosen to further improve their project and portfolio management (PPM) by investing in Tempus Resource – the resource management tool from our US partner, ProSymmetry. Continue reading >>

Nintex, Program Framework, SharePoint

5 key features of Nintex Mobile Enterprise

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Back in July, Nintex launched new versions of Nintex Mobile Enterprise and Nintex Forms Enterprise. The new versions introduced customisation options and advanced data connectors, among other improvements, making for more innovative and complete packages. You can see all the impressive features within Nintex Forms Enterprise here, but today we’re going to delve a little more into Nintex Mobile and see how Nintex were ahead of the curve in regards to making mobile matter. Continue reading >>

Office 365, Program Framework, Project Management Practice, SharePoint, Uncategorized

Program Framework: A look back at 2015

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This marks our final blog for 2015, and we’re happy to say it’s been a fantastic year. We’ve been lucky to attend so many brilliant events over the last twelve months, and we’re thrilled we’ve been able to meet so many people who value project management as much as we do.

So, by way of a celebration we thought we’d recite our Top Moments of 2015 (in no particular order, of course!) Continue reading >>

Program Framework, SharePoint, SharePoint Online

What we learned about SharePoint 2016 at Microsoft Ignite

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At the Ignite Conference back in May, Chicago witnessed the gathering of many big thinkers. IT professionals, enterprise developers, architects and CEO’s all had the unique opportunity to feel inspired, challenge their existing knowledge and visualise the future of technology. Microsoft Ignite 2015 was a massive event where a range of new products and services were showcased, introducing a new era of enterprise computing enabled by a number of next generation applications and solutions. Among the key announcements was the much anticipated news surrounding SharePoint 2016. Can it really empower organisations to achieve more? We take a closer look. Continue reading >>

Program Framework, Project Management Practice, Project Planning

Nintex workflows – answering the call for rapid ROI

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There’s little doubting that the gradual economic recovery of the last few years is something we’re all pleased about. However, while we’re returning to growth, business remains cautious about making long term investments when it’s still not clear what’s around the corner. This is true for almost any part of a business – from physical infrastructure, to marketing and, perhaps most significantly, in IT. There are a range of preconceived notions about IT projects being expensive, disruptive and having hard to measure Return on Investment (ROI).

This apprehension is perfectly understandable – but we also know that investment is essential for long term growth. Deploying new tools and solutions can boost productivity, cut costs and make your company more efficient. However, no one wants to spend big on enormous IT projects where the company will only begin to see benefits two years (or more) down the line. This kind of project feels sensible in times of plenty, yet is less than a sure bet when times are tight. Continue reading >>

Project Online, Project Server

Portfolio Management using Project Online, Project Server 2010 / 2013, creating a Competitive Advantage inside your Organization

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Overview

If you want to achieve great results in a demanding environment and create Competitive Advantage for your Organization, then you should ensure you are selecting the best projects, the best investments and above all creating the best portfolio[1] for your organization.

As a CEO, a CSO, or a PMO in a Private Company or in the Public Sector, selecting the best projects means ensuring that you’re delivering the best value-for-money for your investments.

The aim of this article is not to be an overview of Strategy Management, or Portfolio Management, but to quickly demonstrate how Project Online / Project Server can help you achieve the intended results.

[1] Portfolio: a range of investments held by a person or organization.

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SharePoint

Nintex Workflow and Forms: Alternatives to InfoPath

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Forms, some of us love building them and some of us, well, not so much. However, we can’t deny they are one of the most effective ways for an organisation to capture information from a person in a concise and structured way. For any company the benefit of a form is it allows for specific information to be collated and administered as part of a much larger and more complex process, and when done right is truly valuable. Continue reading >>

Office 365, Project Online, SharePoint

Project Online – a compelling case for moving Project Management forward

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Following the trend over the last few years away from native installations, Microsoft have now made their project management solutions available in the cloud in the form of Project Online. It’s a compelling option for Project Managers; more than simply moving MS Project onto the cloud, it offers full compatibility with SharePoint and integration with the whole Office 365 suite. With a facelift, a raft of new features and increased flexibility, it sits well with the all inclusive philosophy Microsoft envisage for the modern workplace.

While Project Online will be a logical choice for new subscribers, users with established project management software would be right to ask whether investing in the newest outing of MS Project offers any significant improvements for them and their business. In this post we’ll be looking at the most exciting features of the solution and explore what it can offer to different sets of users. Continue reading >>

Project Online, Project Server, SharePoint, SharePoint Online

Wow! You can now use your Deployment Planning Days to plan a Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution!

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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. Continue reading >>