bad and ugly things about
Project Server 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Project Server (EPM)
Project Server 2003, 2007 or 2010, provide a way to audit
compliance on important user activities.
Project Server, or any
project management software requires
compliance. Those who are assigned tasks must
update task status consistently; be it daily,
weekly of monthly. If 100% of the resources
have not reported time on a consistent, period
basis then that respective project metrics are
incomplete. Incomplete status equals incomplete
When you look at your
portfolio, are you sure your data is complete?
If you are the CFO reviewing the corporate
financial records, you are damn sure the data is
complete. Stated more simply, projects cost $$
and while we record those $$ completely in our
financial systems, why not ask the same of
project management tools (software).
Project Server or any
project management tool, is just that, a
“tool”. A hammer is a tool and any “monkey” can
swing a hammer. It takes practice and hard work
to use the tool effectively and efficiently.
This is not clearly communicated by vendors
offering to sell you software licenses.
Monitor compliance to
ensure consistent behavior and complete
metrics. Your project managers are the
“gatekeepers” to project server. As a former
gatekeeper, I recommend you “speak softly, but
carry a big stick."