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  • Hello - I am estimating a project for using sharepoint v 2010 for project management and time management. This will be the first formal Project and Time systems used by company. I wanted to know following:

    1. What are the limitations?

    2. How well these systems can be integrated with each other and with resource management portal/site?

    3. How complex is deployment / testing? We would like to generate 6-8 medium complexity reports from sharepoint about variances, resources projections, status etc.

    4. Any high level FTE and month estimates? I am thinking it to be closer to 2k hours (about 6 months) project from Requirements, POC to post production support. Any thoughts?

    Regards.

    Monday, February 21, 2011 9:00 PM

Answers

  • This is a really hard question to answer in a forum setting - "what are the limitations?"  can really answer without any real requirements.    Integration with your resource management portal is also hard to answer without knowing what your resource solution is.  You have a large range of reporting solutions available to you - it all depends on what you use as your core data structure (SQL connection via BCS, native lists) and reporting structures - (custom web parts, SSRS, etc.)

    I would add that the most full featured set of time and resource management tools on SharePoint, in a Microsoft package, usually come when you install Project Server 2010 on top.  For a sample of how that works, here's a blog entry from one of the Project Server product managers - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chrisfie/archive/2010/04/06/project-server-2010-timesheet-custom-fields.aspx 

    Good luck!

    Chris


    Chris McNulty MCSE/MCTS/MSA/MVTSP http://www.kma-llc.net | blog http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge | twitter @cmcnulty2000 Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011
    • Proposed as answer by AhCheng Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron Han - MSFT Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:57 AM
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:21 AM

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  • This is a really hard question to answer in a forum setting - "what are the limitations?"  can really answer without any real requirements.    Integration with your resource management portal is also hard to answer without knowing what your resource solution is.  You have a large range of reporting solutions available to you - it all depends on what you use as your core data structure (SQL connection via BCS, native lists) and reporting structures - (custom web parts, SSRS, etc.)

    I would add that the most full featured set of time and resource management tools on SharePoint, in a Microsoft package, usually come when you install Project Server 2010 on top.  For a sample of how that works, here's a blog entry from one of the Project Server product managers - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chrisfie/archive/2010/04/06/project-server-2010-timesheet-custom-fields.aspx 

    Good luck!

    Chris


    Chris McNulty MCSE/MCTS/MSA/MVTSP http://www.kma-llc.net | blog http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge | twitter @cmcnulty2000 Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011
    • Proposed as answer by AhCheng Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron Han - MSFT Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:57 AM
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:21 AM
  • Acutally there are no limitations, but of course it depends on your needs.

    However I can recommend a Solution provided as Site Template by Klockwork!

    SharePoint 2010 Project Mangement easy and simple, including a Work Break Down Structure (WBS), Gantt, Tasklists and  a lot more.

    There is a great solution provided by klockwork - http://www.klockwork.at/SitePages/Enterprise-Organisation.aspx

    Have a look at the KISS Screenshots - just great!


    Try out the Live Demo based on the SharePoint 2010 - Project Management Template.

    http://www.sharepoint-2013.at/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=13


    I am using this Sitetemplate since a year and it's just easy and efficient - not for free but great value!

    You can contact them directly: office@klockwork.at


    Christian Handler, MCITP SharePoint 2010 Administration, Plug 'n Play Branding for SharePoint 2010, http://www.nextflow.at



    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:04 PM