Dux and the folks over at Bamboo Solutions gave a presentation on using SharePoint as a Project Management portal. You can see not only from this presentation but from the Microsoft side the significant investments they are making to enrich the Microsoft Project management solution set.
Here are a list of examples:
- Visual Studio Team System native integration with SharePoint
- Project and Portfolio Service Merging in 2010
- Project Server now riding on the SharePoint 2010 platform natively
- Office Integration in general
In the presentation which is also summarized on Dux’s blog here:
SharePoint can deliver to an organization is the ability to address project management challenges, such as inefficient communication among stakeholders, poor information management practices and undefined project collaboration standards that compromises project success.
Benefits of using SharePoint for Project Management
- Centralize project information and communication in a SharePoint site
- Automate project processes like change control process by utilizing built in SharePoint workflows
- Efficiently interact with project information on a SharePoint site by integrating it with common Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Enable alerts to send automated reminders to project stakeholders
- Define and monitor project tasks in the enhanced project task list which now shows task dependencies and a “Microsoft Project-like” Gantt view interface
To read the full article go to the full blog entry here.