SharePoint for Project Management: How to Create a Project Management Information System (PMIS) with SharePoint Paperback – Oct 27 2008
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Learn How to Manage Your Projects with SharePoint
About the Author
With more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Dux Raymond Sy has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. He is currently a managing partner of Innovative-E, Inc.
As a thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of collaborative tools with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications.
A sought-after trainer, he has developed and facilitated management and technology training to government organizations, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit institutions in the United States, Bahamas, Barbados, China, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines and regulary writes about project management, SharePoint and globalization at http://www.meetdux.com.
Top Customer Reviews
I just had a quick look at this book.
It captures a lot of the information required for PMs to use SharePoint effectively. Since its step by step based, will be very helpful for non-IT PMs also. Even for those existing users of SharePoint also, there are some tips. Looks like its worth the money we pay.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Unfortunately, I don't think I learned anything new from the entire book. The book basically walks you through creating a project management site on sharepoint, tracking risks, assigning tasks, adding a calendar, etc. You could save the effort and just download the free Project Tracking Workspace template directly from Microsoft: [...]
If you are not experienced with SharePoint, then this is probably just fine for teaching you how to create a site, add web parts, and integrate with Office. If you already know what web parts are and how to synchronize with Outlook, then this is not the book for you.
Dux has done a great job in giving a practical example of an "every day" use of this wonderful product. I thought the book was very easy to follow with a good mix of project management methodology and theory along with a healthy helping of how to apply it to SharePoint. The workshop exercises were easy to follow - even for my most techno-challenged PMs. And it reminded them a couple of times that they needed to actually follow good PM methods they had "forgotten".
In all, I recommend this book to anyone that uses, administers, designs, develops, or architects in the SharePoint world. Even if you don't learn anything about SharePoint or Project Management, it is a great resource to show to others.
I also hope this serves as an example of what is really needed in the SharePoint arena - a gap other authors will hopefully fill - Practical uses for SharePoint.
MCT, MCITP: DBA, MCSA, MCTS: WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SQL 2005
ITIL Foundation, Network+, A+
Senior SharePoint Architect and Administrator
The real test came a few months later when I was working with someone who was new to both SharePoint and Project Management. She was tasked with establishing a site for the Project Managers to use to coordinate their projects. She came to me and I simply gave her my copy of Dux's book and told her to read it and try to implement what she read. The following morning she called me excited to say that using the book she set up the PMIS and the department head was very impressed with it. A couple weeks later I was in a meeting and everyone kept referring to the new PMIS and how great and practical it was to use for managing their projects. So, this final example was all I needed to assure me that this book is in fact the real deal. Users can use it and get a very functional PMIS up and running rather quickly.
Great book Dux!
This book strips SharePoint down and boil it into repeatable steps for you PMIS needs. This book is not a technical book to teach you exactly how to configure you IIS and Search for any environment that you may be in, it is more of a way to practically apply PMBOK Guidelines in a web based environment that will let you or your technical team determine the minutae that best fits your environment.
Highly suggested for:
Anyone creating a PMIS for a company that currently doesn't have one...
Upgrading your current PMIS to be more realistic.
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