Project 2013 & Project Server 2013 at PMI Willamette Valley

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Today I will be starting the lecture circuit for PMI where I will be showcasing Microsoft Project, Project Server, and SharePoint Business Intelligence for both the current version and for [Project Online](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=257733 “Try the Project Online Preview”) and [Project Server 2013](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973403.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_120_1_33 “Download Microsoft Project Server 2013 Preview”).

I am super excited about helping people understand the key differences between what the Online presence of [Project Professional 2013](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973401.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_119_1_33 “Download Microsoft Project Professional 2013 Preview”), [Office 2013](http://blog.advisicon.com/2012/07/20/project-13-and-office-13-out-for-review/ “Project Professional 2013 Preview and Office 13 Out for Review | Advisicon Blog”), [SharePoint 2013](http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/sharepoint.aspx “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview”), and Project Server 2013 will do.  With the ever increasing demand for better, faster and easier web accessibility to manage projects, programs and portfolios, Project 2013 provides a continued march to a more powerful extension of features in previous versions only in the desktop and now embedded online. Read More

Project Server 2010 Scalability Videos

*[PPM]: Project Portfolio Management

If you’re wondering how to plan for [Project Server 2010 scalability](http://store.advisicon.com/collections/flowcharts/products/project-server-2010-scalability-ppm-lifecycle “buy the flowchart on our store”), we have 4 videos to help introduce you to the PPM lifecycle, perform work and capacity planning, consolidate project metadata, and a top down view of strategic metadata.

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Requirements Gathering: Is Being “On Time, On Scope and On Budget” Enough for Success?

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It is often said that if you deliver a project that is “on time, on scope and on budget” you have a successful project. We, at Advisicon, take that concept a bit further. We say that if you manage stakeholder expectations and meet the customer’s requirements – then you have a successful project. You may have gone a little over budget or over on schedule, or you may have revised scope, but if you deliver exactly what the customer is needing and it helps them get back to the business of driving their business forward – your project is a success! Read More

The Need for Project Scalability

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The more time that I spend with customers from every business sector, the more that I find that the path to successful Program to Portfolio Management technologies is paved with the need to have scalability (both from top down, but also bottom up). A good schedule can not only be utilized to manage the tactical level of detail, but also be used as a portfolio reporting and timeline dashboard with key milestones, either with or without an enterprise tool (like Project Server).
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