Bamboo Project Management Central®

Powerful, flexible project management software for SharePoint

Overview of Features

Bamboo Project Management Central’s powerful components were built for teamwork, so you can streamline planning, focus on goals and accomplish more.

Plan

Leverage powerful scheduling tools to plan your tasks for timely delivery. Get a clear, uncomplicated picture of your project plan when you add it directly to the intuitive Gantt chart or take advantage of MS Project integration.

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  • Whether you track projects with milestones or a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) schedule, comprehensive task management is at your fingertips
  • See how resources are being allocated across multiple projects and review task assignments to identify opportunities for fine-tuning resource utilization
  • Easily import a pre-created MS Project file into Bamboo Project Management Central (PMC) or copy and paste project structures from Excel directly into the project’s Gantt Chart

Collaborate

Eliminate communication barriers and make it easy for teams to stay connected and accountable. Team members can intuitively report issues, share documents and provide task updates.

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  • Built-in tools help eliminate communication barriers, making it easier for teams to stay connected
  • Project discussion boards help team members share new ideas and encourage creativity
  • SharePoint’s built-in security model provides the peace of mind that sensitive content will only be visible to the appropriate users

Deliver

PMC provides tools that help you to build efficiencies, encourage productivity and help ensure that every project is a success.

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  • With KPI dashboards, project and portfolio health are available at a glance via dynamically updated displays, providing drill-down access to additional information as needed
  • Leverage automatically updated charts and reports to gain visual insight into portfolio performance, resource work or project costs
  • Deploy automatic email notifications for task dates that are approaching, or overdue, and provide focus with ‘My Summary’ to show only assigned tasks, issues and risks

Standardize

Easily launch your projects using templates that enforce a consistent approach to planning and deliver projects that align with best practices.

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  • Create customized templates tailored to fit your organization’s project management process, ensuring best practices are maintained
  • Easy-to-use site structure designed around stakeholder needs: Portfolio Site with global view of all projects, Department Site with filtered view of selected projects and Project Site with comprehensive project details
  • Efficiently balance project resources across your portfolio with predefined reports that provide the information you need

Key Benefits

Get Started Fast

An easy setup and intuitive interface make launching projects easy.

SharePoint Powered

Security trimming beyond documents, so users only see what they need.

Smart Collaboration

Send messages, share documents, spark discussions.

Track Results

Stay informed with SharePoint dashboards and notifications.

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Intuitive Tasks

Easily manage project structure, the critical path and parent-child relationships from a user-friendly, central interface.

Real-Time Insights

Instantly identify whether any tasks are late, monitor schedule status, measure baseline deviation and track task costs as tasks are updated, with customizable views.

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Improve Accountability

Ensure clarity with customized project views and personal “My Summary” task views

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Dashboards

Use KPIs to keep track of risks, schedules, issues, & progress across multiple projects.

Portfolio Insights

Gain the insight you need with concise views and charts.

Team Calendar

Display meetings and events in a color-coded, interactive calendar for easy reference.

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Manage Project Risks

Visually gauge the severity, impact and probability of an event with risk charts.

Automated Reporting

Take advantage of automatically updated charts and reports to gain visual insight into portfolio performance, resource work or project costs.

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Ensure Security

Ensure that private content will be viewable by the appropriate users only with SharePoint’s built-in security model.

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Manage Documents

Enable teams to work from up-to-date versions of documents with intuitive document check-in and check-out, while mainlining an audit history for restorable older versions.

Extend PMC

Extend the capability of your project management tools with Microsoft Project and Bamboo products including: Time Tracking & Management, Bamboo Workflow Conductor and Discussion Board Plus.

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Version Control

Simplify collaboration with intuitive document check-in and check-out features.

Allocate Resources

Identify underutilized or overcommitted resources and gain valuable insights into hour allocations.

Gantt Chart

Display resource assignments across all projects, instantly identify concurrent assignments, and assess available resources who are “on the bench” with the aggregated Gantt chart.

Detailed Resource Pool

Quickly discover available resources with the skillset required for particular tasks.

See Bamboo Project Management Central in Action

Watch our PM Central video and see for yourself just how easily you can enhance project management with better planning, collaboration and delivery.

On Premises Server Requirements

Bamboo follows Microsoft’s Lifecycle Policy. We recommend new installations occur on Microsoft products in mainstream support. We support existing installations on Microsoft product versions in extended support.

Currently in Public Preview, contact sales for more information.

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 or later; Microsoft SQL 2014 Service Pack 2 or later

Server

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

Browser

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, current shipping version, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (extended support). Other modern browsers are supported but not specifically tested.

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 or later; Microsoft SQL 2014 Service Pack 2 or later

Server

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1

Browser

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, current shipping version, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (extended support). Other modern browsers are supported but not specifically tested.

Installation/Configuration FAQs

Bamboo offers a wide range of services to answer any questions and help with any plans you may have concerning this product. This short FAQ may cover your initial queries.

I will need information to refer to during our installation and configuration processes. What materials do you have?

You can go to our online Webinars and Tutorials, where our experts demonstrate products step-by-step. Alternatively, you can refer to our Product Documentation for a list of documents on installation and configuration.

For a broader information range and to search specific items, refer to our Knowledge Base.

I have very specific requirements for my product, which will require expert help. What do you offer?

Whatever your requirements, our world-leading experts will help ensure your product implementation aligns with your business requirements. From design and building, to advice and training, start with Bamboo Services.

If you have a question you’d like to ask, or would like to take the next step, contact us.

Get The Big Picture on Your Projects.

Try Bamboo Project Management Central Today.

SharePoint

Applications

SharePoint apps are stand-alone applications that perform specific tasks on a SharePoint site. Apps can perform functions such as managing a discussion board or knowledge base, performing project management or time tracking tasks, or doing other workflow operations.

SharePoint

Product Suites

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.


Essentials

Essentials Plus

Bamboo Premier

Project Management Suite

Knowledge Management Suite

External User Manager


SharePoint

Web Parts

Extend SharePoint beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities by tailoring it to your requirements with Bamboo Solution’s growing portfolio of Web Parts. Web Parts are the building blocks of pages on a SharePoint site that can be used to customize the user interface and content of a site page. 

SharePoint

Product Suites

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.


Essentials

Essentials Plus

Bamboo Premier

Project Management Suite

Knowledge Management Suite

External User Manager


Office 365

Cloud Parts

Cloud Parts are functional components that extend your SharePoint environment whether it’s hosted, on-premises, or part of Microsoft Office 365. More than mere ports of existing software to the cloud, our Cloud Parts have been built from the ground up to take advantage of the best that the cloud has to offer.

Office 365

Cloud Parts Subscriptions

Experience our Office 365 Cloud Parts with easy monthly or yearly unlimited user subscriptions for a site collection or your full domain.


Bamboo Business

Project Management Cloud


Featured Services

SharePoint Health Check

A SharePoint Health Check will identify the causes of issues and risks associated with your specific environment, and is custom tailored to provide you with the best recommendations to optimize your SharePoint environment.

SQL Health Check

Document recommendations relating to performance, stability, availability, or a specific focus you request of your SQL Server database instances.

My SharePointXperts

The truth is that each SharePoint skill may not be a full time job for many organizations, and it is nearly impossible for one person to do everything you need – so augment your team with SharePointXperts; providing the skill sets you need when you need them!