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  • It seems like you have at least some of the skills - you'll just have to start off and see how far you get.  Good luck.


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    • Marked as answer by Chunmun1 Friday, October 4, 2013 1:01 PM
    Friday, October 4, 2013 11:21 AM
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  • Chunmum1,

    There are several companies that offer you a preconfigured version.

    Check out http://www.ppm2go.com/


    Prasanna Adavi,PMP,MCTS,MCITP,MCT http://thinkepm.blogspot.com

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 5:38 PM
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  • I have had some experience with at least two pre-configured solutions, and been asked to fix several that have not met the customer's requirements.  The idea is to provide the customer with a "quick start" solution - the problem is (and this is not meant to be critical) is that often there is too much provided in the solution in terms of reporting, or it doesn't deliver quite the reports that the customer wants, or the configuration is too limited for the customer's requirements.   (the same can be said for non-quick start solns too).

    My best advice would be to go and see the reference cases of the solution before you buy and speak to real people (not sales people!)


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Friday, October 4, 2013 7:08 AM
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  • Hi,

    Thank you all for your replies.

    Where can i find reference cases for the solution?

    Is there a way I can develop a pre-configured solution ? I am new to Project server so i don't understand exactly what pre-configured solutions for Projects mean ?

    Appreciate your help !

    Thanks & Regards

     

    Friday, October 4, 2013 7:39 AM
  • I would ask the vendors for references - of course you can develop a pre-configured soln.

    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Friday, October 4, 2013 7:54 AM
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  • I totally agree with Ben's statement, this is why the CPS Project Server Plus quick start solution includes some time to change the configuration and reports to meet the client's requirements. (Disclosure, I work for CPS). Ask the partners for case studies / references. If you are looking for a PPM partner, use Microsoft Pinpoint:

    http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-GB/companies/search?fs=100112&q=

    If you are not in the UK, change the localisation (en-GB).

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Friday, October 4, 2013 8:18 AM
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  • Hi Ben,

    How do I develop a pre-configured  solution ?

    Thanks & Regards

    Friday, October 4, 2013 10:02 AM
  • Well, I would start with 5 years experience of Project Server and add about 6-12 months development time.  The technical skills you will need include

    1. Project Server

    2. SSRS

    3. Excel

    4. SQL Server

    My thoughts are that if you are asking these questions then you don't really have the knowledge or skill set.


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Friday, October 4, 2013 10:09 AM
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  • Hello Ben,

    You are right that I am quite new to Project server, however I am configure Project Server , Configure SSRS with it and i have knowledge about SQL databases related to Project server. Will this much knowledge be enough to start preparing a Solution?

    Appreciate your time and patience

    Thanks & Regards 

    Friday, October 4, 2013 11:14 AM
  • It seems like you have at least some of the skills - you'll just have to start off and see how far you get.  Good luck.


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    • Marked as answer by Chunmun1 Friday, October 4, 2013 1:01 PM
    Friday, October 4, 2013 11:21 AM
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  • Thanks Ben!

    Friday, October 4, 2013 1:01 PM