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Title: The Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Professional


1
The Enterprise Project Management (EPM)
Professional
ProjectWorld Presentation
The Key to Successful Adoption of Enterprise
Project Management
Brendan Giles, BSc., PMP, MOS, MCP (EPM)
March 28th, 2007
2
Overview
  • What is an EPM Professional?
  • Why does our PMO need one?
  • Can a Project Manager fill the role?
  • Why an EPM Professional is crucial to the success
    of an EPM environment and promoting rapid
    adoption?
  • Why recruitment and training of the EPM
    Professional is crucial to adoption of the EPM
    Environment
  • Summary
  • Questions and Wrap-up

3
Overview of Acronyms
  • PMP
  • Project Management Professional Certification
    issued by the Project Management Institute
  • MOS
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification issued
    for each of the Microsoft Office Applications
    including Microsoft Project (New Certifications
    to be released in 2007)
  • MCP
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Program
    available for all Microsoft Software
  • EPM
  • Enterprise Project Management. Centralized
    control, Shared Resources, Portfolio / Project
    Reporting and tracking at the enterprise level.
  • PMO
  • Project Management Office. Responsible for
    project delivery, best practices and support of
    Project Management Environments such as EPM.
  • MDX
  • Multi-Dimensional query language used with
    Online-Analytical Processing (OLAP)

4
Why does our PMO need one?
Program Manager
EPM Professional
Project Managers
Stakeholders
Resource Managers
Project Teams
5
because organizations demand transparency from
the PMO
6
Microsoft Enterprise Project Management
Microsoft is a leader in providing Enterprise
Project Management Software to Clients
7
Microsoft Enterprise Project Management
Microsoft continues EPM Leadership in 2007
8
Can a Project Manager Fill the Role?
  • No. A Project Manager manages projects not EPM
    environments
  • Project and Program Managers can rely on the
    support of an EPM Professional

9
The EPM Professional
  • A EPM Professional is a Project Management
    Technology Role
  • An EPM Professional supports the PMO
  • An EPM Professional supports the technology
    required to gain access to crucial project
    knowledge
  • A well trained EPM Professional is crucial to a
    strong PMO in the 21st Century

10
Why is an EPM Professional Crucial?
  • Project Knowledge must be shared by many people
    within the enterprise space
  • A Stand-alone project rarely exists
  • Resources must be shared among project
    initiatives
  • Organizations demand that their resources are
    used wisely and effectively..and they want proof
  • Failed projects are costly..delivered projects
    wasteful of resources with the wrong objectives
    are just as costly
  • PMO portfolio reporting must be accurate, quick
    and available upon demand
  • The EPM Professional if trained properly can
    support the tools needed to run an effective PMO
  • Confidence in the PMO and its reporting comes
    from within via a properly trained EPM
    Professional

11
Reasons Given for Slow Adoption of EPM
Environments
  • We cant share project information with
    sponsors they might ask too many questions
  • .I know we dont have a process but things work
    out in the end, they always have.so report
    little during execution
  • I dont have time to maintain a project plan I
    sure dont want it published to a shared
    repository
  • An EPM environment is too complicated and we can
    never find anyone who is trained to run it

12
Reasons Given for Slow Adoption of EPM
Environments
  • Enterprise reporting is like yelling our
    weaknesses to the whole company
  • Its not a priority..besides we are too busy
    collecting data from all these Project Managers
    who never tell each other what they are doing
  • We like our sponsors to pay a fixed price for
    projects and not be involved on how we spend the
    money
  • Cant we just use e-mail instead of all this
    other interactive stuff
  • EPM environments are complicated and besides the
    Project Manager we assigned to run it doesn't
    seem to know much about it

13
Addressing Slow Adoption of EPM
  • Communicate the benefits of Enterprise Project
    Management at ALL levels within the organization
  • Clearly define the skill set that an EPM
    Professional needs
  • Identify roles within the PMO clearly
  • Integrate the EPM Professional into the PMO
    before adoption
  • The EPM Professional must be involved in
    implementation and support

Training the EPM Professional Is crucial to EPM
Adoption
14
Addressing Slow Adoption of EPM
  • Recruit and Train EPM Professionals before
    implementing an EPM Environment
  • Show how an EPM Professional is as crucial a part
    of the PMO as a Project Manager, Portfolio
    Manager or Standards Analyst
  • Show how EPM Professionals can be invaluable
    during audits
  • Show how Microsoft is a leader in EPM software
    and works closely with training partners
  • The EPM Professional must be involved in
    implementation and support
  • Training as an EPM Professional can evolve into
    specialization in any of its technology areas
    later in your career.

Training the EPM Professional Is crucial to EPM
Adoption
15
Addressing Slow Adoption of EPM
  • Microsoft EPM Partners must have EPM
    Professionals on staff
  • Microsoft EPM Partners must offer support
    services to In-House EPM Professionals
  • Microsoft offers the EPM Software but Training
    partners must supply EPM Professional Training
  • Microsoft offers the EPM Certifications but
    Software partners must supply EPM Professionals
    for hire or EPM Support Services.
  • The EPM Professional is not a PM or DBA or
    Developer but a distinct role within the PMO.
  • The EPM Professional is needed now to ensure that
    organizations feel comfortable adopting a
    Microsoft EPM Environment

Training the EPM Professional Is crucial to EPM
Adoption
16
Recruitment and Training of an EPM Professional
  • Identify the Microsoft Software that makes up an
    EPM Environment
  • Design an all in one training program
  • Include additional software tools to assist the
    EPM Professional in supporting the environment
  • Include some soft skills
  • Plan for upgrades
  • Design a PMO integration plan
  • Include Certifications

17
Recruitment and Training of an EPM Professional
  • Recruit Professional Trainers to deliver the EPM
    Professional Course Material
  • Engage in PMO Readiness
  • After successful completion of the program have
    the EPM Professional implement the EPM
    Environment
  • Ensure the EPM Professional has Technical support
    from Microsoft Partners
  • Monitor success and rapid adoption

18
EPM Professional Profile
  • Software Installer
  • Microsoft Project Server Administrator
  • Sharepoint Administrator
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • VBA Developer
  • Project Portfolio Report Specialist
  • Microsoft Project Professional power user

19
EPM Professional Profile
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Database Administration
  • OLAP Cube Design
  • Windows and Web Development
  • This sounds like a lotbut the EPM Professional
    is not an expert DBA, Project Manager, Developer
    ..they are General Practioners of these
    disciplines

20
EPM Professional Training
  • Administration
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Windows Sharepoint Services
  • Sharepoint Server
  • Portfolio Server
  • SQL Database Fundamentals
  • SQL Analysis Services Fundamentals
  • Installation
  • Microsoft Project Professional
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows Sharepoint Services
  • Sharepoint Server
  • Portfolio Server
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Development
  • Visual Basic for Applications
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 101
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • MDX Fundamentals (OLAP)
  • Project Guide Development
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Project Power User
  • Fundamentals of Scheduling
  • Plan Templates
  • Best Practices
  • Project Methodologies

21
My Vision for the EPM Professional
  • My Vision for the EPM Professional outlined here
    is something I have under development
  • Microsoft Training Partners and EPM Partners will
    be reviewing it
  • Customers can also participate
  • The EPM Professional will be an all round
    professional and can easily specialize in any of
    the disciplines mentioned as a future career
    path. They will be in demand
  • EPM Professionals will lead to rapid adoption of
    EPM

22
My Vision for the EPM Professional
The EPM Future is now
With the right tools the EPM Professional will be
crucial to rapid adoption
The race to adoption is on
23
Questions and Answers
Reach me at bgiles_at_aci.on.ca or through the
MPA-GTA
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