Euro-Pro’s solution required getting all Project Managers to start using MS Project Server, which would allow all project information to be tracked consistently throughout the company. It provides visibility through PWA because all projects could be viewed at both a high level and a detailed level. It also made it possible to run reports across multiple projects. MS Project Now! developed a project dashboard, as well as a status report, that runs on a project by project level basis.
Using Project Server, they now have a formal intake process for the three main types of projects. Each request will be entered into the system and will go through its own custom workflow. The “Non-Budgeted” Projects will now be prioritized based on Portfolio Analysis in Project Server.
MS Project Now! helped Euro-Pro identify their requirements and how Project Server could be configured to meet those requirements. Euro-Pro has now created an intake process to capture all project requests in a central location using two lintear workflows. Euro-Pro now has a custom dashboard for high level reporting as well as a status report for more detailed project reporting. MS Project Now! worked with Euro-Pro to develop processes around how to best utilize Project Server for Project and Resource Management. MS Project Now! trained their Project Managers to use MS Project Professional and Project Server, including their newly created workflow. They also trained their Functional Administrators to maintain and edit customizations to fields, PWA settings, and customizations to the security model. MS Project Now! conducted a reporting workshop to teach Euro-Pro how to use and edit out of the box reports. In addition they learned how to choose which method for developing reports to use, based on the type of report they wanted to create. MS Project Now! also conducted a workflow workshop to teach Euro-Pro how to manage and edit their custom linear workflow.