Yesterday, Bamboo presented the third webinar in its Best Practices series which focuses on SharePoint-based project management and how technology can be leveraged to effectively automate and administer key project management functions. The webinar, led Julie Auletta, Director of Bamboo’s Solutions Center, and Rob Manfredi, Business Analyst and Partner at SharePointXperts, centered on the topic of portfolio management, and included a discussion of what is portfolio management, key business drivers and the core PPM process.
After a discussion of the major stakeholders involved in managing a project portfolio, the presentation delved into portfolio management strategy and the common “Create -> Select -> Plan -> Manage” lifecycle inherent to successful portfolio management. Specifically, Julie provided a demonstration of Bamboo’s popular Project Management Central (PM Central) application, and the various portfolio management features that it offers. As a comprehensive, turnkey solution for collaborative project management on Microsoft SharePoint, PM Central centralizes several of the key functions of project management to increase efficiency and productivity. In regards to portfolio management, PM Central features several tools that provide you with a simple view of the progress, health, and risk level of a single project or the projects in your entire project portfolio as well as quickly communicate project status, cost, and budget information for each project using any combination of configurable status indicator lists, issue meters, bar or pie charts, and Gantt view widgets.
For those who were unable to attend The Importance of Project Portfolio Management for the Enterprise, don’t fret! The presentation was recorded and can be viewed in its entirety clicking here. In addition, you can download a copy of the presentation deck used in the webinar right here.
After watching the webinar and checking out the presentation, you may wish to try PM Central out yourself. At Bamboo, we offer a number of different trial methods based on your needs and requirements. Bamboo offers a commitment-free 30-day trial with PM Central-as well as our full catalog of products-allowing you to deploy and evaluate our technology in your own SharePoint environment. We also offer an installation-free option to evaluate our products in a private or public hosted sandbox environment which is available 24×7 and provides instant access to PM Central, and includes a fully-functional PM Central site you can use to input, modify, and save data freely.