Microsoft Project Sessions at SharePoint Conference 2012

We are happy to share the new Microsoft Project sessions at SharePoint Conference 2012 November 12-15, 2012 in Las Vegas. We have put together an amazing lineup of sessions and product experts such as MVPs and Program Managers from Microsoft to tell & demonstrate the new Project story. In addition to great sessions we will also have hands-on-labs, a product booth, and a FREE readiness pre-event: The Best of the New Project Ignite. Don’t miss #SPC12, REGISTER today, and see you next month in Vegas!

(Sessions are listed here and filter for the Project Portfolio Management workload)




Best Practices for How to Leverage Project Online Based on Customer Feedback

Project Online is a new service on Office 365 and, following early adoption programs, a number of customers have deployed it in production. Through these early engagements, we have received valuable feedback that has shaped a set of usage best practices. If you are considering Project Online, this session is well worth your time to learn how customers are leveraging the unique capabilities of Project Online and to gain valuable insights to help you plan your deployment.

Luke Humphrey

Choosing the Right Project Management Solution for Today and the Future

When it comes to project management, every individual, team, and organization has unique needs. Microsoft’s vision for project management is to enable individuals and teams to choose the tool that is the best fit for their specific project while still delivering the visibility that their organization needs to ensure focus on the right priorities. This session will help you understand how all the solutions across Office 365, SharePoint, and Project fit together so you can chart a realistic approach to project management for your organization that will deliver immediate value with an eye to the future.

Chris Crane

Delivering Winning Projects in SharePoint With Microsoft Project

The new Project gives you powerful new capabilities to enhance your project collaboration experience with SharePoint. This session provides an overview of Project Professional 2013, demonstrating key scenarios and features that enable you to effectively plan, track, and share your plans so everybody is on the same page and the project is delivered on time and budget. A significant amount of time will be spent demoing the great new capabilities of the new Project used in conjunction with SharePoint.

Heather Heide

Fast Track Your Project Management Office (PMO) with Project Online

In today’s fast-paced, project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with distributed teams, and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and resource usage information is critical. Microsoft Project Online is a cloud-based, enterprise-wide solution designed to fast track your project management office to meet these challenges. In this interactive session, you will learn practical steps on how you can easily build a project management office (PMO) based on Microsoft Project Online.

Dux Raymond Sy

Introducing Project Online, a New Office 365 Service

Project Online is the *new* Office 365 service that enables teams and organizations to manage their day-to-day work, plan mission critical projects and prioritize portfolio investments to maximize business value. This session provides an overview of Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365 and how to get started. We will be spending a significant amount of time demonstrating Project Online don’t miss it!

Christophe Fiessinger

Overview of Building Apps for Project & Project Online

This session is focused on business aspect of added value of applications for Project 2013; it’s targeted at both SharePoint Customers and Partners. Customers could learn about additional value that those Apps could deliver to them and partners should learn about success and best practices building them.

Jan Kalis

Overview of Business Intelligence and Reporting using Project Online & Project Server 2013

Learn how Project Online and Project Server 2013 leverages SharePoint’s new business intelligence capabilities to provide easy, yet powerful, reporting options for the enterprise. See how Project Server data can be surfaced in real-time reports and dashboards using such tools as Business Connectivity Services, Visio Services, Excel Services, PerformancePoint and OData!

Andrew Lavinsky, Mike McLean

Overview of Project Portfolio Management Using Project Online & Project Server 2013

Project Online and Project Server 2013 enable teams and organizations to get started with Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), right from managing day-to-day work, to prioritizing portfolio investments for maximizing business value. This session provides an overview and demonstrations of both the online and on-premise capabilities of Microsoft’s *latest* Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution.

Christophe Fiessinger, Pradeep GanapathyRaj

What’s New for Developers in Project 2013

The new Project offers flexible online and on-premise solutions for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, enabling you to effectively execute and achieve strategic priorities. This session, will provide an overview and demonstrations of what’s new for Developers extending Project desktop & Project Server 2013.

Eli Sheldon, Chris Boyd

What’s New for IT Professionals in Project Server 2013

Project Server 2013 offers flexible online and on-premise solutions for project portfolio management (PPM). This session will provide an overview of what’s new for IT Professionals and consultants deploying Project Server. Agenda covers, Project Online, architectural changes, upgrade procedures, and administration improvements.

Chris Boyd, Jean Donati

What’s New in Designing Workflows and Managing Work Requests With Project Online & Project Server 2013

Project Online and Project Server 2013 delivers significant enhancements around business process management, workflow authoring using SharePoint Designer and Visio, and managing work requests and ideation using SharePoint lists. This session will provide an overview and demonstrations of these key innovations.

Kia Amiri, Sam Chung

Customer Showcase: Upgrading Revlon to SharePoint and Project Server 2013 Present how SharePoint grew at Revlon from 2003 to 2013. The timeline starts at 2003 with deployment of Project Server 2003 up until current time, with a planned upgrade to SharePoint 2013 and Project Server 2013. We will show how the product grew, sometimes by decree and sometimes organically. We will show how we’ve built up enthusiasm, sponsorship and momentum behind Microsoft Office stack to turn around the image of the IT organization. Additionally, we’ll show how we support, upgrade and maintain the products, deal with 3rd party solutions as well as any custom development while decommissioning legacy applications. We will also highlight where we’re planning on taking the implementation with Office 2013, and how we integrate it with other applications. Piotr Prussak, Pritam Dahake
Customer Showcase: How Merck uses technology to provide Integrated Business Planning Merck Research Labs has been on a journey over the last two years to dramatically improve the effectiveness & agility of the organization in planning and managing its pipeline in an integrated manner. With that objective, the Connectivity Program has combined key process improvements with enabling technology to establish integrated capabilities that enable improved information management & access as well as enhanced team collaboration. Built atop SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010, Merck Connectivity has introduced rigor into the planning and execution of Merck initiatives, given Merck executives insight into their investments and has leveraged SharePoint, Office and Project as a platform to deliver value back to the business. Phyllis Post