The Bamboo Project Management Suite (now available for both SharePoint 2007 and 2010) provides a select set of Bamboo products that, together, deliver a complete Project Management solution to help you keep your projects on track and on schedule. You can automate and manage notifications to all project team members to keep task status up-to-date, provide project health stats and measurement of key performance indicators to upper management, pull data from multiple project sites into one list for reporting status, and more. This suite helps you to maintain all your project data ensuring that you and your project team always have the most up-to-date project information at your fingertips.
The Bamboo Project Management Suite combines SharePoint Project Management CentralTM with a powerful
Project Management Component Library. This combination provides the best
of both worlds: a powerful ready-to-use project management application, and a
complete toolkit that allows you to extend the value of SharePoint in your
In addition to significant product licensing savings, you
continue to save through the included Premium Support package. This support
package includes automatic quarterly updates containing any new products that are added into the Suite during an entire year - at no additional cost!
Project Managers have to have a good understanding of the status of multiple sub-projects in order to ensure that an overall project is completed within budget, on time, and with quality results. Below are just some ways that our Project Management Suite can help.
Scheduling. Separate teams maintain their own group calendars, which works well for team collaboration, but does not help project managers manage tasks across teams very easily. To view an overview of all team events for the day, or the plans for the month, multiple calendars can be aggregated using List Rollup and displayed in a color-coded view using Calendar Plus. Mini-Calendar links to the same list to offer a quick overview of the month's activities on a top site without taking up valuable screen real estate. Use Mini-Calendar as a tool to filter Calendar Plus data or other SharePoint lists. To organize group calendars, Team Calendar works with Exchange to arrange and update meetings and appointments for your team members through an Outlook style resource scheduling assistant. To track when your project team members are in or out of the office, the SharePoint In/Out Schedule Board gives you a central, online area to track out of office and location status.
Communication. Miscommunication results in wasted time and resources, so it's key to ensure that everybody on a task is aware of its status. E-mail updates to groups with Group Email. Clarify and enhance data in lists by giving columns added functionality, such as additional security, progress bars, or enhanced text editing with quick image insertion without having to populate a Pictures library first, with the SharePoint Custom Column Pack. Use Alert Plus to send customized, conditional e-mail alerts and reminders to users or a group of users. Centralize Alert management across sites and site collections with Alerts Administrator, and help your users become more efficient at maintaining their own alerts by using My Alerts Organizer.
Assessment. Visualizing the big picture is just as important as focusing on the details for both clear communication and interpretation. With Chart Plus, you can graphically display data in bar, line, and area charts using SharePoint, legacy or rolled up list data. Gantt charts from Calendar Plus make it easy to see whether a project is on time or not. And the SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard allows you to easily view the health and risk levels of your entire project portfolio at a glance.
Analysis. Having data is one thing, but being able to efficiently use it and interpret it is quite another. Bringing lists from across site collections together with List Rollup or creating a lookup column for lists in a parent-child relationship with Cross List allows you to view related data in one place instead of navigating to multiple sites and views. Data-Viewer allows you to dynamically group, filter and sort items in your entire list, and when you're done, print just the list and not your browser with List Print for a hard copy you can actually present.
With PM Central and 31 individual products (plus more on the way), the Project Management Suite is a complete solution that adds functionality and versatility to your SharePoint Portal, allowing users to more efficiently track and maintain all projects and reporting needs. Why buy all at once? In addition to paying just a fraction of the normal retail price, you also receive other exclusive benefits that are not included when you purchase the products individually.
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*Note: Bamboo products are not supported in an IIS Web garden configuration.