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  • We are thinking of purchasing project professional to help organize our office for a conference we are hosting.  Is this a good program for this?  Also we are wanting to be able to give access to 3 people as the the main people of this program. So they are able to delegate work and etc. is this possible with this program?  Thank you for any help. Valerie
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 8:26 PM

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  • Valerie:

    Microsoft Project is an excellent tool to manage just about any type of project. With that said, are you asking about the Project client or Project Server? If you're asking about the latter, then cost and the time it takes to launch a Project Server system may not make it a practical solution. Project Server is a Project Management information system that requires a commitment to a number of management disciplines and practices in order to use it effectively. One single project is not usually a good justification for such a commitment, unless the value of that project is very high and you have the resources to effectively absorb it into your business. Not a decision to be taken lightly or casually. If you're deciding to do this at the eleventh hour in your process, it may not be a good choice.

    I frequently see people reach for tools like this when their backs are up against the wall. Implementing Project Server is a project unto itself, so eleventh-hour implementations usually don't fly very well. For a small number of managers and resources, the client tool may be all you need, or all you can practically handle if your resources or timeline is very limited.

     


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:26 PM

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  • Valerie:

    Microsoft Project is an excellent tool to manage just about any type of project. With that said, are you asking about the Project client or Project Server? If you're asking about the latter, then cost and the time it takes to launch a Project Server system may not make it a practical solution. Project Server is a Project Management information system that requires a commitment to a number of management disciplines and practices in order to use it effectively. One single project is not usually a good justification for such a commitment, unless the value of that project is very high and you have the resources to effectively absorb it into your business. Not a decision to be taken lightly or casually. If you're deciding to do this at the eleventh hour in your process, it may not be a good choice.

    I frequently see people reach for tools like this when their backs are up against the wall. Implementing Project Server is a project unto itself, so eleventh-hour implementations usually don't fly very well. For a small number of managers and resources, the client tool may be all you need, or all you can practically handle if your resources or timeline is very limited.

     


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:26 PM
  • Thank you, This is a conference that is just in the starting. This conference is not till 2012.  What is the difference in project client and project server?  We are looking for a software to help organize and communicate with everyone that is helping with this conference.  Is this software good for that? And is the possibility to give access to this software to multiple people?  Thank you again for all the information.
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:41 PM