This is the first of two blog posts focused on Benefits of Project 2013 which is currently targeting release early 2013 for purchase. Some of you may be looking for additional information on Project Online and Project 2013. You can find the complete MSFT article here.
You can find the Project Online Preview here: http://www.microsoft.com/project/en-us/preview/
The following PPM (Project Portfolio Management) Benefits give you a taste of things to come in Project 2013.
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Project Online enables organizations to get started, prioritize project portfolio investments, and deliver with the intended business value. It’s the flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, delivered through Office 365—which brings together cloud versions of Microsoft’s familiar productivity applications.
Get started quickly
Project Online helps you get started quickly. Visual tiles identify important steps and provide a simple guide for you to begin or flex project portfolio management (PPM) capabilities.
Access from virtually anywhere
Project Online extends your PPM experience to smartphones, keeping you up-to-date while you’re on the go with an interface suited to small form-factors.
Select optimal portfolios
Project Online enables you to define and select project portfolios that align with your business strategy–prioritize competing requests, run optimization scenarios under varying budgetary constraints, and maximize resource utilization to manage capacity.
Deliver projects successfully
Project Online helps you effectively manage everyday work in SharePoint Online and the tactical details of execution with Project Pro for Office 365 or Project Web App (PWA), while ensuring alignment with business priorities.
Gain visibility and control
See what your teams are doing–even when they’re managing everyday work or ad-hoc projects in SharePoint Online task lists. You can also move ad-hoc projects from SharePoint Online into Project Online when you need more control. Now you can see all demand and govern accordingly, accurately measure utilization and make objective decisions that align with your strategic goals.
Easily create workflow
Project Online allows you to create workflows with Visio in SharePoint Designer, to subject each project to the appropriate controls throughout its lifecycle–to improve governance and control.
Discover and share information
Share documents, follow people and sites, or simply keep track of what people are working on. By binding together the social experiences of SharePoint Online and Project Online, you can facilitate discussions and information sharing to help you complete projects and everyday work.
Improve decision making
Project Online enables you to see summary dashboards, plans, and timelines in PWA, helping you glean insight and make better decisions across a collection of projects, a particular program or portfolio. Self-service access enables decision makers and analysts to quickly mine and aggregate data–to understand risk and align long-term planning and short-term execution needs with business priorities.
Simplify IT management
Project Online simplifies IT management with straightforward provisioning, enterprise-grade reliability and integrated administration with SharePoint Online so it’s easier for your IT staff to administer.
Explore the SharePoint Store
Quickly act on new challenges or respond to big opportunities. Shave time off discreet processes. With Project Online, you can choose apps from the SharePoint Store to meet the needs of your business.