I am just at the project server 2010 ignite session in Sydney and it was most interesting. One thing becomes apparent, project server 2010 really rocks. Microsoft has done a great job, especially when it comes to project lifecycle management. A big part of this is Demand Management.
Over the last couple of month I have started working with the Demand Management component of Project Server 2010 and I promise to post some more about this shortly but lets see what Demand Management actually means:
What is demand management for Microsoft
Here are the main Challenges for Organisations organisations face:
- Organisational ideas compete for attention and resources in project and product portfolios.
- Organisations need to find the most beneficial suite of projects for benefit optimisation.
- No realistic implication for Pet projects implementation.
- No idea of what resource implication project proposals may have.
The solution that Microsoft came up with is referred to as Demand Management:
- Collaborative platform featuring workflow management, business case, schedule tools, and a portfolio analysis engine that organizations need to comprehensively manage the demands of their organisation.
- Portfolio What If scenario planning giving ability to objective decision making in regards to projects and resources.
- Track progress against strategic goals to act early in case of non success
Are you excited? How this all works will follow shortly. :)