Project Web App for the Project Manager
In This Chapter
Understanding Project Server and Project Web App
Looking at the tools Project Web App makes available to you
Reviewing resource availability and assignments
Building a team of resources in the Resource Center
Requesting status reports from Project team members
Sharing documents with your team
If you think that Project Server is like an add-on applet (a tiny application) that works with Project, you’re wrong. It’s actually a full-fledged software product that enables you to take your project — and all its accompanying resources, tracking, and reporting — into the world of the Internet.
Project Server comprises two main components: the Project Server that manages project data and Project Web App (also called Project Web Application), the browser-like interface that connects you and others to the project information.
Note: To make life simple, I mostly simply refer to Project Web App going forward because that’s the interface and set of tools you’ll be working with. However, Project Web App is useless without Project Server: Before you can actually perform the steps in this chapter and use Project Web App, somebody must install Project Server on your company network and configure it for your company’s standards and requirements. This usually requires that IT-type people stay up nights installing and configuring software and that another team of people design the implementation. After all that is accomplished, you ...