Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 UNLEASHED


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Microsoft® Office Project Server 2003 UNLEASHED
By QuantumPM 
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Publisher: Que
Pub Date: June 15, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32743-0
Pages: 888
 



Table of Contents  | Index
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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.



book cover
Microsoft® Office Project Server 2003 UNLEASHED
By QuantumPM 
...............................................
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: June 15, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32743-0
Pages: 888
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   About the Authors
   About the Technical Editors
   Acknowledgments
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Introduction to Enterprise Project Management
      Why We Wrote This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      Who Should Read This Book
      Special Features of This Book
      Terms Included in This Book
   Part I.  Enterprise Project Management Overview
         Chapter 1.  Enterprise Project ManagementThe Philosophy
      Defining Enterprise Project Management
      Understanding the EPM Impacts on Your Organization
      Best Practices
         Chapter 2.  Using Microsoft Office Project 2003 As an Enterprise Project Management Solution
      Major Features of Microsoft Project Web Access 2003
      Understanding the Features of Project Server 2003
      Best Practices
         Chapter 3.  Knowing Product Limits and Overcoming Them
      Augmentation Areas of Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
      An Overview of Third-Party Add-Ins
      Best Practices
   Part II.  Planning Your Enterprise Project Management Implementation
         Chapter 4.  Planning the Organizational Processes
      PlanningSix Pillars of EPM
      Defining Your EPM Scope
      Best Practices
         Chapter 5.  Understanding Project Server Architecture
      Software Components
      Microsoft EPM Solution Architecture
      Scalability
      Network/System Security
      Best Practices
         Chapter 6.  Designing the Enterprise Project Management Solution Architecture Details
      Reviewing the Business Requirements
      Server Hardware
      Network Topology and Architecture
      Hyperthreading
      Software Prerequisites
      Multiple Configurations
      Best Practices
   Part III.  Implementing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
         Chapter 7.  Enterprise Project Management System Deployment Considerations
      Introduction to EPM Solution Deployment
      Installing Prerequisites
      Best Practices
         Chapter 8.  Establishing Security Model Settings
      Server ConfigurationFeatures
      Identifying Roles
      Security Templates
      Security Groups
      Creating Categories
      Associating Groups and Categories
      Assigning Resources to Proper Groups
      Best Practices
         Chapter 9.  Enterprise Global Codes
      Overview of the Enterprise Outline Codes and Fields
      Project Outline Codes
      Resource Outline Codes
      Resource Breakdown Structure
      Enterprise Resource Pool
      Enterprise Task Outline Codes
      Enterprise Custom Fields, Formulas, and Graphic Indicators
      Best Practices
         Chapter 10.  Creating Project Web Access Project and Resource Views
      Project Web Access Project and Resource Views
      Portfolio Analyzer Views
      Managing Views Using Project Web Access Client
      Microsoft Project Professional Views
      Additional Recommended Readings
      Best Practices
         Chapter 11.  Completing the Implementation and Configuration
      Using Administrative Projects
      Managing Enterprise Project and Resource Calendars
      Performing Enterprise Global Backup and Restore
      Timesheet Setup
      Best Practices
   Part IV.  Validating the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Implementation
         Chapter 12.  Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Validation
      Introduction to Validation
      Level 1Technology Validation
      Level 2Basic Project Server Configuration
      Level 3Business Process Validation
      Best Practices
         Chapter 13.  Troubleshooting Business Process Implementation in the Application
      Common Implementation Issues, Causes, and Suggested Remedies
      Issues with Mapping of Business Process in the Project Server 2003
      Best Practices
   Part V.  Using Microsoft Office Project Web Access 2003
         Chapter 14.  Project Web Access Collaboration
      Using PWA
      Using the Home Page
      Managing Alerts
      Exchanging Textual Information Using Status Reports
      Best Practices
         Chapter 15.  Time Tracking in Project Web Access
      Using the Tasks Page to Record Actual Work
      Using the Updates Page
      Best Practices
         Chapter 16.  Using Project and Resource Centers
      Understanding the Project Center
      Understanding the Resource Center
      Best Practices
         Chapter 17.  Portfolio Management Using Portfolio Analyzer and Portfolio Modeler
      Analyzing Portfolio Data in the Portfolio Analyzer
      Using Portfolio Modeler to Analyze Projects
      Best Practices
         Chapter 18.  Risks, Issues, and Documents Using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)
      Collaboration Using Windows SharePoint Services
      Risks
      Issues
      Documents
      Best Practices
         Chapter 19.  Using the Project Web Access Admin Menu Tab
      Admin Overview
      Using the Manage Users and Groups Function
      Using the Manage Security Function
      Using the Manage Views Page
      Using the Server Configuration Function
      Using the Manage Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Function
      Using the Manage Enterprise Features Function
      Using the Customize Project Web Access Function
      Using the Clean Up the Project Server Database Function
      The About Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Page
      Best Practices
   Part VI.  Using Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 Enterprise Features
         Chapter 20.  Building Custom Enterprise Configuration
      Introduction to Microsoft Office Project Professional
      Enterprise Options
      Customizing the Enterprise Global Template
      Best Practices
         Chapter 21.  Building Project Team and Resource Substitution
      Building Project Teams
      Performing Resource Substitution
      Best Practices
         Chapter 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
      Collaboration Features for Issues Management
      Collaboration Features for Documents Management
      Updating Project Progress
      Best Practices
   Part VII.  Enterprise Project Management Integration with Microsoft Office Applications
         Chapter 23.  Project Web Access and Project Professional Integration with Office
      Project Web Access and Project Professional with Individual Office Applications
      Best Practices
         Chapter 24.  Project Workspace Integration with Office
      The Project Workspace and Shared Office Integration
      Integration with Individual Office Applications
      Best Practices
   Part VIII.  Server Maintenance and Configuration Management
         Chapter 25.  Server Maintenance and Configuration Management
      Server Components Overview
      Monitoring Project Server and Windows SharePoint Services
      Maintaining Project Server 2003 SQL Server Databases
      Disaster Recovery
      Testing and Troubleshooting
      Managing Terminal Services
      Patching
      Best Practices
         Chapter 26.  Capacity Planning
      System Hardware/Architecture Instance Design
      Planning for Growth
      Monitoring for Growth
      Ongoing System Concerns
      Federation
      Best Practices
   Part IX.  Industry Configuration Examples
         Chapter 27.  Industry Examples for Microsoft Office Project 2003 Configuration
      Customizing Project Web Access and Views Configuration
      Customizing Enterprise Global Custom Outline Codes
      Generic Enterprise Outline Codes for Projects
      Custom Outline Code for Resources
      Examples of Generic Enterprise Custom Fields
      Research and Development Examples
      Government Agency Examples
      Air Industry Examples
      Healthcare Sector Examples
      Oil and Gas Industry Examples
      Construction Industry Examples
      Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceuticals Industry Examples
      Information Technology Examples
      Best Practices
   Part X.  Customizing Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
         Chapter 28.  Enterprise Project Management Customization
      Windows SharePoint Services Customizing the Project Workspace
      Customizing PWA
      Using VBA Macros
      Best Practices
         Chapter 29.  Extending Enterprise Project Management Through Customization Overview
      Secure Access to Project Server Data Through the Project Data Service
      Extending the Cube
      SharePoint Portal Integration
      Best Practices
   Index