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implementing enterprise portfolio management with microsoft project server 2002
Implementing Enterprise Portfolio Management with Microsoft Project Server 2002
byGary Chefetz ISBN:1590591186
Apress 2003

This is a guide to implementing an enterprise portfolio management solution using Microsoft Project Server 2002. It offers extensive coverage on installation, including issues that can doom a poorly configured system.

Table of Contents
Implementing Enterprise Portfolio Management with Microsoft Project Server 2002
Part I - Part One Project Server Overview and Deployment Planning
Chapter 1 - Introducing Microsoft Project Server
Chapter 2 - An Implementation Framework
Chapter 3 - Requirements Gathering
Chapter 4 - Designing a Physical Deployment
Part II - Installation and Installation Troubleshooting
Chapter 5 - Installing SharePoint Team Services and Project Server
Chapter 6 - Installation Troubleshooting
Chapter 7 - Advanced Installation Techniques
Part III - Configuring Project Server for Your Organization
Chapter 8 - Getting Started with Project Server Configuration
Chapter 9 - Configuring Project Server Application Options
Chapter 10 - Configuring Project Server Security
Chapter 11 - Building an Enterprise Resource Pool
Chapter 12 - Establishing the Project Environment and Configuring Project Server Views
Part IV - Project Server in Production
Chapter 13 - Building Project Plans and Project Teams
Chapter 14 - Tracking Progress Through Project Web Access
Chapter 15 - Working Collaboratively Through Project Web Access
Chapter 16 - Viewing and Analyzing Resource and Project Information
Chapter 17 - Managing Project Server
Chapter 18 - Customizing the Project Guide
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Examples
List of Sidebars

Implementing Enterprise Portfolio Management with Microsoft Project Server 2002 is written for anyone contemplating or actively engaged in implementing and managing Microsoft Project Server. It guides you through a structured approach to implementation and conveys best practices for using the software once you’ve got it up and running.

This book provides unique technical and usability insights based on the author's real-world experience. It also contains extensive coverage on installation, including the "gotchas" that can doom a poorly configured system.

Author Gary Chefetz is a Microsoft Project MVP who is well known in the MS Project community as a "firefighter" of botched implementation. It is Chefetz's goal to provide you with the manual that the software didn't come with, as well as the insight necessary to achieve success, without the missteps many people make during implementation.

About the Author

Gary L. Chefetz is an independent Microsoft Project Consultant with over 20 years of project management experience, mostly in the areas of technology deployment and software development. Chefetz is a published author on Microsoft Project and has been given the prestigious Microsoft Project Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 2002 and 2003. You can find him haunting the Project newsgroups in the Microsoft Communities.

Implementing Enterprise Portfolio Management with Microsoft Project Server 2002



Copyright 2003 by Gary Chefetz

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Chefetz, Gary.
Implementing enterprise : portfolio management with Microsoft
server 2002 / Gary Chefetz.
p. cm.
Includes index.

ISBN: 1-59059-118-6 (hardcover : alk. paper)

1. Project management--Computer programs. 2. Microsoft Project.
HD69.P75C467 2003

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About the Author

Gary Chefetz is the founder of Soho Corp. and MSProjectExperts, which exist to support business and organizations that choose the Microsoft enterprise project management platform. Chefetz has worked with Microsoft Project as a tool since 1995. He has been supporting users of Project and Project Central through the Microsoft communities since the introduction of Project Central in early 2000, and he continues to receive the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his contributions. As an MVP, Chefetz works closely with the Microsoft Project product team and support organizations.

Chefetz is dedicated to supporting Microsoft Project Server implementations through his business efforts and through the newsgroups. Find him online in the Project Pro and Project Server newsgroups at or e-mail him at <>.

About the Contributing Author

David Gage, who wrote Chapter 18 (“Customizing the Project Guide”) of this book, currently works as a technical consultant providing implementation, training, and custom development services for Microsoft Project Server for Quantum PM. David frequently assists others on the Microsoft newsgroups and has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his contributions. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering with a concen-tration in information systems. He can be contacted by e-mail at <>.