Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Unleashed

QuantumPM LLC

  • 出版商: SAMS
  • 出版日期: 2005-06-25
  • 售價: $2,190
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,081
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 888
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0672327430
  • ISBN-13: 9780672327438
  • 已過版




This go-to-resource is a must-have for anyone using Project Server 2003!  Written by a widely recognized authority on project management, QuantumPM, this in-depth approach to planning and implementing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 is derived from the team's technical and practical client experiences.  Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Unleashed provides an in-depth look at Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and the possibilities of this technology.


Table of Contents:

Introduction to Enterprise Project Management

    Why We Wrote This Book

      How This Book Is Organized

      Part I-Enterprise Project Management Overview

      Part II-Planning Your Enterprise Project Management Implementation

      Part III-Implementing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003

      Part IV-Validating the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Implementation

      Part V-Using Microsoft Office Project Web Access 2003

      Part VI-Using Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 Enterprise Features

      Part VII-Enterprise Project Management Integration with Microsoft Office Applications

      Part VIII-Server Maintenance and Configuration Management

      Part IX-Industry Configuration Examples

      Part X-Customizing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003

    Who Should Read This Book

      Business Managers and Leaders

      Project and Resource Managers

      Project Server Administrators

      Technologists and Implementers

    Special Features of This Book

    Terms Included in This Book


1. Enterprise Project Management-The Philosophy

    Defining Enterprise Project Management

      Think Enterprise

      Manage the Organizational Change

      Emphasize Process over Technology

      Align with the Six Pillars of EPM

    Understanding the EPM Impacts on Your Organization

      New Ways to Communicate

      New Opportunities

      Leadership Team Capabilities

      Project Manager and Project Team Interaction

      Focus on Project Management Skills

      Set Realistic Expectations for Your EPM Implementation

    Best Practices

2. Using Microsoft Office Project 2003 As an Enterprise Project Management Solution

    Major Features of Microsoft Project Web Access 2003

      Scheduling with Microsoft Project Professional

      Reviewing Portfolio Schedules with Project Web Access

      Centralized Storage of Project Schedule Data

      Resource Management and the Enterprise Global Resource Pool

      Centralized Storage of Risks, Issues, and Documents

      The Project Workspace

    Understanding the Features of Project Server 2003

      Project Server Interfaces

      Architecture Overview

      Project Web Access

      Microsoft Project Professional

      Windows SharePoint Services

      Overview of Project Server Configuration and Settings

    Best Practices

3. Knowing Product Limits and Overcoming Them

    Augmentation Areas of Microsoft Office Project Server 2003

      Project Timesheets Versus Labor Timesheets

      Resource Commitment Management Versus Usage Management

      Budgeting and Forecasting Concepts

      Strategic Portfolio Support

      Methodology Support

      Standardization Validation and Support

      Interdependency Management (Vendor Management)

      Lightweight Project Management Support

      Governance and Project Initiation

    An Overview of Third-Party Add-Ins

      Custom Component Object Model Add-Ins

      QuantumPM Schedule Auditor

      Extending Project Web Access with Enterprise Project Knowledge Suite

      ProSight Portfolios Bridge

      Micro-Frame Program Manager

      Risk+ for Risk Management

      Microsoft-Provided Downloads

      CMD to Manage Process Workflow

      Overview of the Project Guide and Customization

    Best Practices


4. Planning the Organizational Processes

    Planning-Six Pillars of EPM

      Pillar 1: Project Management

      Pillar 2: Resource Management

      Pillar 3: Collaboration Management

      Pillar 4: Artifact Management

      Pillar 5: Organizational Readiness

      Pillar 6: Operational Principles

    Defining Your EPM Scope

      Managing EPM Rollout Expectations

      Generic Phases of EPM Deployment

      Capturing EPM Feature Requirements

      Communicating the Implementation Strategy

    Best Practices

5. Understanding Project Server Architecture

    Software Components

      Client Tier

      Application Tier

      Project Server 2003 Services

      Project Server Email Layer

      Project Server Database Tier

    Microsoft EPM Solution Architecture

      Number of Users and Their Roles in Your Organization

      Your Projects and Their Characteristics

      Usage Patterns

      Feature Usage Across Your Organization


      Network Performance

      Database Server Performance

      Project Server Security Usage

      Project Server Data Usage

    Network/System Security

      User Authentication

      Implementing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

      Project Server 2003 Security Model

    Best Practices

6. Designing the Enterprise Project Management Solution Architecture Details

    Reviewing the Business Requirements

    Server Hardware

    Network Topology and Architecture

      Network Latency and Bandwidth

      Using Multiple NIC Cards or NIC Teaming

      Wide Area Networks (WAN)

      EPM Solution for Users in Multiple Geographic Locations

      EPM Solution Deployment in Trusted and Nontrusted Domain Environments and Extranets

      EPM Deployment in Trusted Domains

      EPM Deployment in Nontrusted Domains

      Extranet Configurations for EPM Solutions

      Using Terminal Services As Part of an EPM Solution


    Software Prerequisites

      Microsoft Office Project 2003 Software Product and Version Requirements

      Client-Side Requirements

      Server-Side Requirements

    Multiple Configurations

      Multiple Project Server Instances and Edit Site Utility

      Virtualizing EPM Solution Infrastructure

    Best Practices


7. Enterprise Project Management System Deployment Considerations

    Introduction to EPM Solution Deployment

      Security Models

      Enterprise Global Codes



      Timesheet Setup

    Installing Prerequisites

      Get Professional Assistance

      Establish a Program Management Office



      Establish Standards

      Incremental Deployment

      Conduct a Pilot Deployment

      Integrate with Business Systems

      Integrate with Business Processes

      Sell the Solution

    Best Practices

8. Establishing Security Model Settings

    Server Configuration-Features


      Selecting Features

    Identifying Roles

    Security Templates

      Creating Security Templates

    Security Groups

      Creating Groups

      Setting Global Permissions for Members of This Group

    Creating Categories

      Creating Categories

      Category Name and Description

      Users and Groups

      Projects: Select the Projects That Users in This Category Can View

      Resources: Select the Resources Whose Information Can/Cannot Be Viewed by Users in This Category

      Project Center Views

      Optional Category Configuration

    Associating Groups and Categories

      The Case for Multiple Categories

    Assigning Resources to Proper Groups

      Managing Users

    Best Practices

      Security Design Recommendations

9. Enterprise Global Codes

    Overview of the Enterprise Outline Codes and Fields

    Project Outline Codes

      Planning Enterprise Project Outline Codes

      Defining Enterprise Project Outline Codes

      Using Enterprise Project Outline Codes

    Resource Outline Codes

      Planning Enterprise Resource Outline Codes

      Defining Enterprise Resource Outline Codes

      Defining Skills for Your Enterprise Resources

      Using Enterprise Resource Outline Codes

    Resource Breakdown Structure

      Planning and Defining RBS Hierarchy

      Using RBS

      RBS and Project Server Security

    Enterprise Resource Pool

      Building the Enterprise Resource Pool

      Working with the Enterprise Resource Pool

      Enterprise Resource Pool and Active Directory Synchronization

    Enterprise Task Outline Codes

      Planning Enterprise Task Outline Codes

      Defining Enterprise Task Outline Codes

      Using Enterprise Task Outline Codes

    Enterprise Custom Fields, Formulas, and Graphic Indicators

      Overview of Enterprise Custom Fields

      Defining Enterprise Custom Fields

    Best Practices

10. Creating Project Web Access Project and Resource Views

    Project Web Access Project and Resource Views

      Project Center Views

      Project Views

      Resource Center Views

      Assignment Views

    Portfolio Analyzer Views

      Creating and Modifying Portfolio Analyzer Views

    Managing Views Using Project Web Access Client

    Microsoft Project Professional Views

      Creating and Modifying Views in Project Professional Client

      Managing Views in Microsoft Project Professional

    Additional Recommended Readings

    Best Practices

11. Completing the Implementation and Configuration

    Using Administrative Projects

      Administrative Project Considerations

    Managing Enterprise Project and Resource Calendars

      Managing Enterprise Project Calendars

    Performing Enterprise Global Backup and Restore

      Backing Up Enterprise Global Template Data

    Timesheet Setup

      Specify the Default Method for Reporting Progress on Tasks

      Lock Down Defaults

      Time Period Settings

      Define Current Tasks

    Best Practices


12. Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Validation

    Introduction to Validation

      Level 1-Technology

      Level 2-Basic Project Server Configuration

      Level 3-Business Process Validation


    Level 1-Technology Validation

      Server Operating Systems Validation

      Network Systems Validation

      Application Installation Validation

    Level 2-Basic Project Server Configuration

      User Role Validation

      Security Setup Validation

      Data Access Validation

    Level 3-Business Process Validation

      User Role Configuration

      Validate Business Process Test Scenarios

      Database Cleanup

    Best Practices

13. Troubleshooting Business Process Implementation in the Application

    Common Implementation Issues, Causes, and Suggested Remedies

      Project Web Access Administrator Account Does Not Work As Expected

      Cannot Create Project Web Access Windows-Authenticated Accounts

       Timesheets Do Not Show Expected Data Entry Mode

      Project Managers Cannot Open a Schedule in Project Professional 2003 When Clicking on the Project in Line in Project Web Access

      Resource Managers Cannot See Any Resource Information

      Some Users Can Access Project Portfolio Feature Although They Are Not Supposed to See It

      Project Portfolio Security Issue

      User Cannot See the Projects and Resources According to His Group Security Permissions

      User Cannot Save a Project Schedule As a Template

      User Does Not Receive Email Notification When She Has Been Assigned a New Task

      User Cannot See Documents, Risks, and Issues

      User Cannot Delegate Tasks

      User Cannot Create a New Task and Insert It Into Any Available Project

      Users Cannot Assign Themselves to an Existing Task in Projects That Have Been Published to Project Server

      Users Cannot Manage Status Report Requests

      User Cannot Create and Manage To-Do Lists

      User Cannot Find a Specific Task That He Was Working on in His Timesheet

      User Cannot Add a New Resource to His Project/Organization

      Team Member Did Not Get His Task Assignment on the Timesheet Page, Although the Project Manager Saved the Project Schedule

      Project Managers Cannot Change the Method for Reporting Progress on Projects

      Project Managers Cannot Save the Baseline

    Issues with Mapping of Business Process in the Project Server 2003

      Troubleshooting the Resource Allocation Process

      Troubleshooting Data Accuracy: Data Presented in the Database Is Inconsistent with Reality

      Troubleshooting Portfolio Analyzer: Data Is Not in Sync with the Information from Project or Resource Center

      Troubleshooting Incorrect Results for Projects in Progress When You Use the Portfolio Modeler or the Resource Substitution Wizard

      Troubleshooting Adjust Actuals: Cannot Change the Remaining Work Field When Adjusting Actuals

      Troubleshooting the Updates: Cannot View All Past Task Updates

      Troubleshooting the Application of Rules: Setting the Rule Produces Unexpected Results

      Troubleshooting Duplicate Global.mpt Files

      Troubleshooting Versions: I Cannot Delete the Published Version

      Troubleshooting Resource Calendars: Tasks Extend Their Duration Unexpectedly

    Best Practices


14. Project Web Access Collaboration

    Using PWA

      Using PWA Functions

      PWA Data Creation

      Using PWA to Its Full Advantage

      Accessing PWA

      Navigating PWA

    Using the Home Page

      Changing Your Password

      Alert Me on the Home Page (Email Reminders)

      Working with PWA Offline

      Microsoft Outlook and PWA Integration

    Managing Alerts

    Exchanging Textual Information Using Status Reports

      Alert Me for Status Reports

      Status Reports Based on Role/Permissions

      Requesting Status Reports

      Submitting Status Reports

      Viewing and Compiling Submitted Status Reports

      Edit or Delete an Existing Status Report

      Miscellaneous Reports

      Using the Status Reports Archive

    Best Practices

15. Time Tracking in Project Web Access

    Using the Tasks Page to Record Actual Work

      The Timesheet Update Cycle

      Timesheet Format and Setup

      Different Tracking Methods for Timesheets

      Viewing Data on the Timesheet

      Entering Time on Tasks

      Alert Me

      Creating a New Task

      Assigning Myself to a New Task

      Delegating Tasks

      Viewing and Reporting on Your Tasks from Your Outlook Calendar

      Notifying Your Manager of Nonproject Time

      Printing the Timesheet/Using Excel

      Customizing the Timesheet

    Using the Updates Page

      General Information About Using the Updates Page

      Setting Rules

      Viewing History

      Adjusting Time and Managerial Timesheet Review and


    Best Practices

16. Using Project and Resource Centers

    Understanding the Project Center

      Using Project Center Views

      Using Save Link to Create Custom Personal Views

      Using the Build Team Function

      Edit Projects in Project Center

      Open Projects from Project Center

      Gantt Chart Zoom Icon

      Gantt Chart Go to Task Icon

      Project Center Printing

      Project Center Export to Excel

      Viewing Project Details

      Collaboration Using Project Center

      Analyze Projects in Portfolio Analyzer

      Model Projects with Portfolio Modeler

      Working with To-Do Lists

      Check in My Projects

      Managing Administrative Projects

    Understanding the Resource Center

      Using Resource Center Views

      Printing from the Resource Center

      Export to Excel from Resource Center

      Using the Save Link to Create Custom and Personal Views

      View Availability

      Edit Resources

      Opening the Enterprise Resource Pool

      Analyzing Resources in Portfolio Analyzer

      Viewing Resource Assignments

      Adjusting Actuals

    Best Practices

17. Portfolio Management Using Portfolio Analyzer and Portfolio Modeler

    Analyzing Portfolio Data in the Portfolio Analyzer

      Building and Changing Portfolio Analyzer Views

      Manipulating Portfolio Analyzer Views

    Using Portfolio Modeler to Analyze Projects

      Creating a Model

      Viewing and Analyzing Data in a Model

      Manipulating Models and What-If Analysis

    Best Practices

18. Risks, Issues, and Documents Using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)

    Collaboration Using Windows SharePoint Services

      Permissions in WSS

      Building Templates

      Modifying Settings


      Risk Summaries

      Creating Risks

      Linking List Items to Tasks

      Editing, Deleting, and Alert Me Actions on Risks


      Issues Summaries

      Creating Issues

      Editing, Deleting, and Alert Me Actions on Issues

      Viewing and Reporting Issue Items


      Uploading or Creating a Document

      New Folder, Filter, and Other Actions in a Document List

      Actions on Documents

      Actions on the Document Library from the Side Pane

    Best Practices

19. Using the Project Web Access Admin Menu Tab

    Admin Overview

    Using the Manage Users and Groups Function

      Managing Users

      Managing Groups

    Using the Manage Security Function

      Managing Categories

      Managing Security Templates

      Setting Project Server Authentication Mode

    Using the Manage Views Page

      Adding a Project View

      Adding a Project Center View

      Adding an Assignment View

      Adding a Resource Center View

      Adding a Portfolio Analyzer View

      Managing the Timesheet View

      Copying, Deleting, and Modifying a View

      Using the Additional Views Function

    Using the Server Configuration Function

      Setting Enterprise Features

      Defining PWA Menus

      Adding a Top-Level Menu

    Using the Manage Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Function

      Connecting to Windows SharePoint Server

      Setting Site Provisioning

      Managing SharePoint Sites

    Using the Manage Enterprise Features Function

      The Update Resource Tables and OLAP Cube

      Check In Enterprise Projects

      Check In Enterprise Resources

      Using Versions

    Using the Customize Project Web Access Function

      The Tracking Settings Function

      Gantt Chart Formats

      Grouping Formats

      The Home Page Format Function

      Notification and Reminders

    Using the Clean Up the Project Server Database Function

      Deleting Task Assignment Data

    The About Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Page

    Best Practices


20. Building Custom Enterprise Configuration

    Introduction to Microsoft Office Project Professional

    Enterprise Options

      Microsoft Office Project Server Accounts

      Tools Plus Options

      Using the Organizer

      Tools Plus Enterprise Options

    Customizing the Enterprise Global Template

      Setting the Currency Symbol

      Customizing Enterprise Fields

      Adding Custom Objects

    Best Practices

21. Building Project Team and Resource Substitution

    Building Project Teams

      Identifying the Right Resources for Your Project

      Adding Generic Resources to Your Project Team

      Adding Individual Resources to Your Project Team

      Matching Skills of Generic Resources with Individual Resources

      How the Resource Matching Feature Works

      Replacing Existing Project Resources

      Removing Team Members from a Project

      Using the Build Team Feature in a Wide Area Network Environment

    Performing Resource Substitution

      Skill-Based Scheduling Overview

      Preparing to Use the Resource Substitution Wizard

      Limitations of the Resource Substitution Wizard

      Using the Resource Substitution Wizard

    Best Practices

22. Project Team Collaboration

    Overview of Collaboration Features

    Team Collaboration in Small Organizations

    Team Collaboration in Large Organizations

    Effective Use of Project Team Collaboration Tools

    Team Collaboration on Management of Risks