SharePoint 2010 for Project Management, 2nd Edition
Learn How to Manage Your Projects with SharePoint
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2012
Pages: 230

If you were to analyze your team’s performance on a typical project, you’d be surprised how much time is wasted on non-productive tasks. This hands-on guide shows you how to work more efficiently by organizing and managing projects with SharePoint 2010. You’ll learn how to build a Project Management Information System (PMIS), customized to your project, that can effectively coordinate communication and collaboration among team members.

Written by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Microsoft SharePoint MVP with 15 years of IT project management experience, each chapter includes step-by-step guides as well as workshops that help you practice what you learn.

  • Build a SharePoint PMIS that requires little assistance from your IT/IS department
  • Define access permissions for project stakeholders and team members
  • Centralize project artifacts and keep track of document history with version control
  • Track project schedules, control changes, and manage project risks
  • Automate project reporting and use web parts to generate on-demand status reports
  • Integrate project management tools such as Excel, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Apply your knowledge of PMIS techniques by working with a case study throughout the book

"If you are a project manager looking for a technology-based, easily implemented, and usable solution for project communications, document management, and general project organization, this book is for you!"
–Susan Weese, PgMP, President and Founder, Rhyming Planet

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    4.0

    Good Starting Point

    By Hamideh Iraj

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    Comments about oreilly SharePoint 2010 for Project Management, 2nd Edition:

    I studied this book for my project management course which was worth one fifth of my total grade. The course TA spent almost 10 hours to teach this book.
    Generally speaking, this is a lightweight book. It does not cover SharePoint as a broad concept nor does it elaborate on project management.
    However, This book can act as a warm-up for understanding How SharePoint can be used as a PMIS and tries to cover only the very basic ideas and applications plus a real experience that helps the reader make sense of the use of every feature of SharePoint.

    I recommend this book to novices in SharePoint and those who want to get an idea of the use of SharePoint as a PMIS.

     
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      A must for any SharePoint 2010 user

      By Rabih Sukkar

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        Comments about oreilly SharePoint 2010 for Project Management, 2nd Edition:

        If you work revolves around projects – whether you work in design, construction, technology or another field – and you use (or are required to use) Microsoft SharePoint, then you really need this book.

        In this eagerly awaited update of the previous edition that covered SharePoint 2007, Dux Raymond Sy takes you by the hand and shows you the capabilities of SharePoint 2010 as a Project Management Information System, or PMIS. Having bought the first book, I was alerted by my favorite publisher of the availability of the updated book. I grabbed the second edition as quickly as possible. The differences between SharePoint 2007 and 2010 are many, and it is preferable to get the edition that covers the version that you use at your place of work.

        The renowned speaker, author, blogger and Microsoft MVP shows the SharePoint novice how to use the platform for creating a PMIS, managing stakeholder interaction, task distribution, project tracking, uploading documents and implementing workflows, and other important project steps.

        Assuming you have been tasked with implementing SharePoint and have read a technical book and learned some of the ins and outs of this powerful software, you might be wondering 'OK, so how do I use all that?' Dux first defines SharePoint thus: 'SharePoint allows individuals in an organization to easily create and manage their own collaborative solutions'. He then proceeds to answer your query by taking you on a small tour of SharePoint's capabilities as a PMIS.

        You might also be a project team member who has started to use SharePoint because it has recently been implemented at your company. In that case, this book will of tremendous help: a series of 'Workshops' chock-full of screen captures form the skeleton of this book, making it easy to read for anyone interested in SharePoint or tasked with using it on a daily basis.

        The compatibility with Microsoft Office and the familiar Office-like interface of SharePoint 2010 makes learning the basics a breeze with Sy's help. My only beef is that I wished the book could have been longer, specifically regarding the use of workflows. Coverage of the interaction between SharePoint and Visio would have also been helpful, but there are other books – of a more technical nature – that deal with Visio and workflow implementation.

        All in all, this book is highly recommended, and a valuable addition to any SharePoint library. In fact, I advise you to start here if you are relatively new to SharePoint.

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