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  • My company is working with a Msft Partner to deploy Project Server 2010 to my organization.  I'm in the process of requesting headcount for the administrator role.  We currently have several SharePoint Server Admins and I can see some of the responsibilities bleeding into them.  However, is there a written or unwritten rule of thumb as to the number of administrators needed to maintain the solution based on the number of users?
    Friday, January 7, 2011 8:23 PM

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  • Drew:

    This really depends on the scale you're proposing and your organization; your operating methods and degree of specialization. Very generally speaking, your SharePoint Admins should be able to maintain the underlying platform for you including the additional burden that Project Server adds to platform maintenace. That is, if you provide them proper training and don't dump it into their laps like I so often see happen in the field. When we talk about Project Server admins, we need to also make clear that much of the application maintenance, such as maintaining custom fields, updating views, and reports in Project Server 2010 is a non-technical role, or a "marginally technical" role. The real question for an organization that already has SharePoint administration onboard is how many of the non-technical admins shoud we create and train? These people should come from the organizations that use the software. I recommend a minium of two for even the smallest implementation to provide some redundancy and continuity during absences or employee turnover events.

     


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Friday, January 7, 2011 9:45 PM
  • I second Gary: Sharepoint admin with knowledge about OLAP cube building, Business intelligence and Bit knowledge on Project server side usability. (I would recommend 2 Administrators )

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197571.aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197605.aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/seanearp/archive/2010/07/23/securing-sharepoint-and-project-server-2010.aspx

    The bove artilces will provide more clarity on Project server security model

     


    Cheers. Happy troubleshooting !!! Sriram E - MSFT Enterprise Project Management
    Saturday, January 8, 2011 9:26 AM

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  • Drew:

    This really depends on the scale you're proposing and your organization; your operating methods and degree of specialization. Very generally speaking, your SharePoint Admins should be able to maintain the underlying platform for you including the additional burden that Project Server adds to platform maintenace. That is, if you provide them proper training and don't dump it into their laps like I so often see happen in the field. When we talk about Project Server admins, we need to also make clear that much of the application maintenance, such as maintaining custom fields, updating views, and reports in Project Server 2010 is a non-technical role, or a "marginally technical" role. The real question for an organization that already has SharePoint administration onboard is how many of the non-technical admins shoud we create and train? These people should come from the organizations that use the software. I recommend a minium of two for even the smallest implementation to provide some redundancy and continuity during absences or employee turnover events.

     


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Friday, January 7, 2011 9:45 PM
  • I second Gary: Sharepoint admin with knowledge about OLAP cube building, Business intelligence and Bit knowledge on Project server side usability. (I would recommend 2 Administrators )

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197571.aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197605.aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/seanearp/archive/2010/07/23/securing-sharepoint-and-project-server-2010.aspx

    The bove artilces will provide more clarity on Project server security model

     


    Cheers. Happy troubleshooting !!! Sriram E - MSFT Enterprise Project Management
    Saturday, January 8, 2011 9:26 AM