Agile with Project

Here’s how you can use Project and Project Online to manage Agile projects

The following is taken from: Implement Scaled Agile Framework® to support epics, release trains, and multiple backlogs

As enterprises are benefiting from individual agile teams, the question now is how do we scale these practices across teams and gain a portfolio view of the progress of agile teams throughout the enterprise? To address these needs, many businesses are using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™).

If you’re interested in using SAFe, you can configure projects created with the Scrum, Agile, or CMMI processes to track SAFe criteria. Moreover, just as your Agile tools support Scrum and Agile practices, it can support SAFe and large numbers of teams to work together on epics that span releases.

In this article you’ll learn how SAFe concepts map to your Agile tools, how to plan and track SAFe projects using your Agile tools, and how to configure your Agile tools to support SAFe.

If you’re familiar with Scrum but not familiar with SAFe, these videos at Scaled Agile Framework Foundations from Inbar Oren, the Lean Samurai, are a good way to orient yourself.


What is Azure and what can it do for me?

If you would like to know more about the Azure platform, and the various services and capabilities it provides, have a look here:

And here’s a link to some more in-depth information about Azure



The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft PPM

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Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Microsoft Project And Portfolio Management

Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Office 365 Project and Portfolio Management. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Office 365 PPM on their organizations.

To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an Office 365 PPM implementation, Forrester interviewed four customers with multiple years of experience using Office 365 PPM. Microsoft Office 365 PPM is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that helps organizations improve resource management, increase project management performance, and improve visibility into projects, programs, and portfolios. As a cloud-based solution, Office 365 PPM also reduces infrastructure costs and removes the need for costly software upgrades. Additionally, Office 365 PPM easily scales with business growth while providing synergies with Office 365 products and integration with SharePoint and Power BI.


Software Assurance Planning Services

If you’re a Microsoft customer with a current Enterprise Agreement you may have access to Deployment Planning Services (DPS) vouchers.

Software Assurance Planning Services – click here for full details

The Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution Planning engagement is a stand-alone engagement within SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS). This 5-day engagement allows partners to guide customers through an envisioning and planning process resulting in a clear implementation path designed to achieve the customer’s business objectives. The PPM Solution Planning engagement will focus on the business and technology aspects of PPM Solution Planning methodologies, give an overview of Project Server and Project Online capabilities and define an implementation plan.


Implementing PPM in your organisation

10 must do steps to implementing PPM

In the world of PPM, cutting edge software can have a profound impact on how your projects, resources and portfolios are managed. For project managers, a new solution can not only help you visualize and understand projects in a much more efficient, productive and innovative way, but also provide an improved User Experience and intuitive design which can help aid adoption, and ultimately improve business processes.

This eBook will guide you through the ten key steps to ensuring successful and rapid adoption of a new PPM solution.