I am very excited to announce the release of a 50 pages whitepaper written by Tim Cermak, PM, Advisicon and Manmeet Chaudhari, MVP, entitled Microsoft Project Server 2010, A look at Demand Managementhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686781(office.14).aspx, Executive Summary below. In conjunction with this release I would like to remind everyone that we are delivering a four part webcast series describing the Demand Management concepts discussed in the whitepaper during the month of May: ANNOUNCING Microsoft Project Server 2010 Demand Management Webcast Series – Mark your Calendars!

Executive Summary

This whitepaper is written from an end user’s perspective to discuss Microsoft Project Server 2010’s Demand Management capability, also known as Project Lifecycle Management (PLM).  Demand Management represents a deliberate attempt to reconcile and combine multiple lifecycle management tasks within a single, unified approach. The specifications, assumptions, delivery, and costs dictate the project demand curves. The project demand curves will take a variety of shapes depending on the traceability path of related projects within any given portfolio.

Microsoft Project 2010 was built with the business user in mind.  Leveraging advanced technology that allows end users and project stakeholders the ability to:

  • Capture all requests
  • Control work using integrated, user-driven  workflows without requiring software programming skills
  • Build the business case for the work

This whitepaper is written for Department Managers, Division Directors, Program/Portfolio Directors and all who are responsible for overseeing multiple initiatives that involve diverse stakeholders and are tied to cost or corporate measurements. It is for Project Management Offices (PMOs), Project Managers (PMs), Product Managers and Domain Experts, Auditors, Line Managers, Project Sponsors, and Functional Managers who would like to:

  • Build, prioritize, and complete new projects for their business
  • Align project selection with business objectives
  • Operate with existing resources and use them effectively, efficiently, and in a secure environment
  • Ensure timely completion for projects by passing them through stringent phase-wise approvals