In November, I got the honour to present the new versions of Microsoft Project and SharePoint to a lot of customers cross-over Germany. I gathered lots of questions that I’d like to share. Here are my top 7 frequently asked questions (FAQ) from these sessions. General Topics Is there a summary on what’s new? Yes. There are multiple summaries. Here’s my personal distillation on The New Project. My colleagues Boris and Markus have been featured in the magazine ComputerWoche on ‘What’s new in SharePoint 2013’ (EN | DE) and ‘What’s
Last week I got the chance to attend the Microsoft Project Ignite Training in Warsaw, Poland. Christophe Fiessinger and Jan Kalis went over from Redmond to explain the new features and business opportunities of the new Microsoft Project and SharePoint. Here’s an exec summary from my p0int of view: The new version is a landmark release – THE big NEW thing is ‘Project Online’ – the SaaS version of Project that integrates with ‘Office 365′ Microsoft pushes it as ‘The new Project’ (and not Project 2013) – compare it to Apple,
Matrix organizations with a strong line organization that are conducting programs are having two key players: program and department managers. Both roles are following competing goals. The program manager is focusing on time, budget and quality – the department manager will look for profitability, team management and corporate strategy. This article will show how to mitigate the risk of failure in program management by giving an overview on the 5 most important tasks for each role. Before looking at the detailed tasks, let’s break the goals down to objectives regarding
Few days ago I’ve attended the Microsoft Project Conference 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. This had been a full week of presentation, information, great talks and social events. Day 0 was dedicated to the partner network. Jan Kalis organized the sessions this day, kicked-off by Chris Crane, Marketing Manager for Microsoft Project. During the sessions, we got bunch of information on partner structures, the quite clear licensing model at Microsoft and business cases of EPM implementations. The day finished up with a great session by Adrian Jenkins and Brian Smith on troubleshooting issues
Few weeks ago I got the chance to get to Paris. A colleague and me took the time and walked around the city. Fortunately I took my camera. Here are my favorite shots of those days. Unfortunately it is not allowed to publish any night shots of the Eiffel tower (since the tower is not only a piece in the landscape). So here we go: From the Base From the Seine River The Moon and the Beautiful Illuminated Seine River (look at the reflections of the boat) Rising High Close-Up Guess Where?!