IN THIS CHAPTER
Logging on to Project Web Access
Reviewing the Home page
Customizing the Home Page
Viewing information for tasks and timesheets
Project Web Access and Outlook
Viewing and uploading project-related documents
At this point in the book, you have probably realized that the world of project management has moved beyond the traditional pencil-and-ruler war mom and into the world of technology. Nowhere is this shift more evident than in the many ways that project managers can take advantage of the Internet to communicate with others, present information, and gather data.
If your organization uses Project Server, then you, as a team member, should read this chapter to find out how you can make use of Project Web Access — the browser-based interface that connects to the Project Server database — to view the tasks that you need to accomplish, update the schedule with work completed, and even enter new tasks that may arise.
In this chapter, you read about how the average team member can connect to Project Server, update timesheets and task status, and report to the project manager. Project Web Access also interacts with Outlook, and in this chapter, you find out how to use those tools together.
To log on to Project Server by using Project Web Access, a resource needs to know the URL for the Web database. The project manager should notify the resource of the URL. To log on to Project Server, ...