Some really good things about Microsoft Office Project Server
2003 and Project Microsoft Server 2007 is
integration with Windows SharePoint Services
Microsoft Office Project
Server integration with Windows SharePoint
Services is a very good thing for collaboration.
integration of these two products the
possibilities for collaboration between project
stakeholders is maximized.
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Office Project Server 2003. Project Server 2007 offers
a more complete integration.
Project Server provides collaboration between
project managers who own Microsoft Project plans
and the project team, sponsors and other
interested parties. Project managers can publish
task assignments and team members can view those
task assignments in their browser with Project
Web Access (PWA). In the Tasks Page of PWA team
members can update the status of their
assignments, reject assignments, delegate
assignments, insert new tasks, etc. Eventually
updates from team members update the status of
the Microsoft Project plans.
In addition, PWA allows users to view project
and resources in the organization with the
ability to drill in on the detail.
Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) provides a
different type of collaboration for project
teams. When a Microsoft Project plan is saved to
Project Server a WSS project web site can be
automatically created. Typically we use WSS web
sites to manage lists. List of tasks, issues,
risks, decision, agendas, objectives, and to do
some basic document management.
Unlike PWA, WSS web sites (or project workspaces
as they are called in PWA) are highly
customizable. For example, the screen above is the
default view for a project. The WSS site we
customized for our workshop participants looks like the
Experience: One of our
larger federal government customers has made
custom "project workspaces" or WSS websites the
central focus and process of their EPM
deployment. Project initiation starts in these
sites, all project status data eventually ends
up here and executives refer to these sites as
their primary source of information across