Our clients run the full range of
project management maturity, and they are in different
maturity levels in their experience with Microsoft's
Enterprise Project Management tools like Microsoft Project,
Excel, SharePoint Services, and Project Server, and they are
often implementing Microsoft Project Sever to reach quite
different organizational goals.
We use these models to help us position our consulting
services and set realistic EPM pilot and deployment goals.
Maturity Assessment Model
Initially, we always help
a client determine their functional maturity so that they
can set obtainable implementation goals, and select the
Enterprise Project Management feature set that would be most
useful for their organization.
EPM/Project Server/SharePoint Functional Maturity Model
below to gain a
perspective regarding our idea of functional maturity.
Implementation approach or model consists of the following
Planning and Analysis
Software Installation & Testing
Configuration & Testing
EPM Role Based Training
phases cross three client objectives or phases:
I - Pilot/Prove Solution
II - Implement Single Dept/Division
III - Implement Next Business Area
we begin working with a client at Phase I. However, we can
begin working with a client at any one of these phases and
it is not unusual for an organization to ask us to begin
working with them in Phase II or III after they have
completed Phase I on their own or with another Microsoft
Microsoft Project Server Implementation Model
below to gain a
perspective regarding our standard process for implementing
Project Server in your organization.