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SharePoint for Project Management--New from O'Reilly: How to Create a Project Management Information System (PMIS) with SharePoint

December 11, 2008

SharePoint for Project Management Sebastopol, CA—Most companies don't understand Microsoft SharePoint's power and use it simply to share documents or spreadsheets. But SharePoint for Project Management (O'Reilly Media, $44.99) demonstrates how SharePoint can also help you organize and manage complex projects.

With this hands-on book you'll not only understand how to apply common and practical project management concepts in SharePoint, you'll learn how to build a Project Management Information System (PMIS) customized to your project that can efficiently coordinate communication and collaboration among team members.

In addition, you will:

  • Learn to apply key project management techniques by leveraging SharePoint as a PMIS
  • Track a case study that illustrates the circumstances and processes of an effective SharePoint PMIS
  • Appropriately define access permissions for project stakeholders and team members
  • Centralize project documents and keep track of document history with version control
  • Automate project reporting mechanisms and generate on-demand status reports
  • Track project schedules, control changes, and manage project risks
  • Integrate project management tools such as Excel, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Each chapter includes activities that let you practice what you learn. Most SharePoint books are either introductory (for end users) or technical (for system administrators), but SharePoint for Project Management is just what project managers need to learn how to harness the organizational abilities of this powerful software.

Advance Praise:
"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, Inc.

"Finally, a SharePoint book for the non-techy Project Manager."
--Joel Oleson, senior architect and consultant, and former SharePoint Server senior technical product manager

For a review copy or more information please email maryr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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 and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that serves startups to Global 50 clients. He is also a sought after trainer for Learning Tree International, having 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.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for SharePoint for Project Management.

SharePoint for Project Management
Dux Raymond Sy
ISBN: 9780596520144, 250 pages, Book Price: $44.99 USD, £31.99 GBP
PDF Price: $35.99 USD


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