"The Art of Possible" Portfolio and Project Management Webinar Series

Addressing PPM challenges for many businesses can be overwhelming and can seem like a massive undertaking. It doesn't have to be that way. By focusing on smaller, higher impact areas you can achieve significant benefits without a lot of complexity and effort.

We have the knowledge, insight and solutions to help with those issues and that's why this webinar series was created. We will provide you with practical best practice solutions to make common PPM challenges possible.  We will guide you on What Microsoft technology and solutions are available and How you can implement these solutions in easily digestible, simple ways. 

 

Webinar 1 - September 18, 2018   10:00-11:00 am MST   View Now

Eating the Elephant - Migrating from Microsoft Project Server to Project Online

This webinar will describe a phased, low risk approach to migrating from an enterprise-based solution to Project Online using a methodical, step-by-step approach focused on driving adoption and building maturity.

Migration from any version of Microsoft Project Server to cloud-based Project Online can involve many considerations and opportunities. There are many benefits associated with being in the cloud including integration with O365 applications, Power BI reporting and Project Online itself.

All the potential benefits will not be achieved in one day, but they are achievable with a focused, methodical approach. 

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Benefits of Project Online
  • A low risk, phased approach providing adoption periods
  • Migration considerations

 

We know migration and we can help you get there so you can enjoy the n=benefits of the cloud.

Webinar 2 - September 20, 2018   10:00-11:00 am MST    View Now

Learning curve? Let’s talk best practices using Project Online and Power BI

When considering Microsoft Project Online and Power BI as a PPM solution, it is critical to understand the best practice capabilities of the toolset. This webinar will provide a comprehensive demonstration of these tools.

We will also present methods for implementation which are low risk and allow organizations to build maturity. As always, our approach is designed to drive value by delivering both technology excellence as well as organizational adoption and usage.

Webinar 3 - September 25, 2018  10:00-11:00 am MST    View Now

Our project data is in the cloud. Now how do we interact with other systems?

Many users of Project Online and Power BI want to optimize an integrated Enterprise PPM capability through integration with third party applications. An integrated Enterprise PPM capability allows different systems to be the “system of record” for key functions. For example, Agile can be managed by JIRA, IT Incident Management by ServiceNow.

With these integrations, Project Online can support enterprise resource management, portfolio management, cost management, project management and dashboards / reporting.

BIAdvantage, QuantumPM;s Azure based SaaS integration hub, provides the connections between third party solutions and Microsoft applications. 

This webinar will discuss the integration and implementation approaches, using BIAdvantage, to connect Project Online with: 

  • ServiceNow
  • JIRA / VSTS
  • ERP

 

As always, our approaches are designed to drive value by delivering both technology excellence as well as organizational adoption and usage. 

Webinar 4 - October 23, 2018   10:00-11:00 am MST   Register

Understand the value of Microsoft licensing and how you'll be impacted by future changes to Project Online

Do you understand the value of the Microsoft Licenses your company owns? Many users of Microsoft Project Online and Power BI have implemented their solution based on existing PPM solutions, past processes and older schemas. The result is that companies are not taking full advantage of what their licenses can do. Project Online and Power BI can do a lot more without increasing cost. This webinar will explore the capabilities of the Microsoft Project Online license types: 

  • Project Professional
  • Project Premium
  • Project Essential

 

We’ll also tell you about the coming changes to Microsoft’s “New Project” including

  • New capabilities
  • Deployment timeline
  • Migration
  • Architecture

 

Understanding the capabilities of the licenses you already own and the value they will bring to your organization now and in the future, represents an opportunity without additional license cost. 

Webinar 5 - October 16, 2018   10:00-11:00 am MST   Register

How do I know if I’m doing better or worse than last month? Trend analysis with Project Online and Power BI

Users of Microsoft Project Online and Power BI frequently have a requirement to “take snapshots” and perform trend analysis of historical data to understand process performance, identify pain points / road blocks and drive continuous improvement. 

BIAdvantage, QuantumPM’s Azure based SaaS integration hub, provides the capability to take snapshots of data and can serve as a repository to help with analytics and reporting. It can be implemented in a low risk, scalable manner to meet your needs. 

As always, our approaches are designed to drive value by delivering technology excellence as well as organizational adoption and usage. 

Webinar 6 - November 13, 2018   10:00-11:00 am MST   Register

Enforce your processes with automation - Getting people to do what you want them to do without harassment

For many businesses, the effectiveness of the Project Management function is hampered by the availability of data and the quality of data. If incorrect data is provided, it may necessitate a lengthy troubleshooting process. In other cases, you may not have the data you need to support a decision. 

BIAdvantage, QuantumPMs Azure based SaaS integration hub, provides work and process management notifications and data aggregation. 

Using BIA Add ins to Project Online, a business can: 

  • Proactively or passively guard data quality.
  • Setup automatic compliance, feedback and training to ensure process issues are solved before they become problems.
  • Bring together data from multiple systems to support decision making in any interface.

 

This webinar will focus on What BIAdvantage add-in capabilities are available and How you can easily implement these solutions in a step-by-step manner that is manageable in scope, time and budget. 

Webinar 7 - November 27, 2018   10:00-11:00 am MST   Register

Proactive Intelligence for Leadership

A key PPM challenge of many businesses is the availability of reports and dashboards to provide insights into portfolio performance. In many cases, the dashboard and reporting challenges are:

  • Not having a clear understanding of key metrics
  • Not having a single source of truth for data
  • Cluttered, unfocused reports

 

BIAdvantage, QuantumPM’s Azure based SaaS integration hub, supports data aggregation for enterprise reporting using Power BI. 

This webinar will focus on developing Dashboards and Reports using the Microsoft Power BI tool when integrated with Project Online. Topics to be covered include:

  • Where to start when building a dashboard / reporting construct
  • Dashboard and reporting opportunities available
  • Demo of dashboard and report packs for Power BI

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On-Demand PPM Webinars

Check out our past webinar's for insights into common PPM issues and topics that are important for the Healthcare and Financial Services industries.  All of our webinars are now available for you on demand.  Select your topic of interest here,

 

Our Fall webinar series, "The Art of Possible", will guide you through solutions to deal with some of the overwhelming PPM challenges faced by many businesses. With practical best practice solutions in hand, you'll be able to more easily overcome and simplify your biggest challenges.

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ENGLEWOOD, CO  (November 1, 2017) - QuantumPM was selected in a head-to-head bakeoff with another Microsoft Gold Partner to provide a solution to Desjardins, a top rated cooperative bank in Canada, that created an interface between their key systems, was cost effective and scalable. The solution, BIAdvantage™, was built on the Azure cloud by QuantumPM and takes advantage of key benefits of Azure including scalability, flexibility and security.

The solution provided to Desjardins creates an interface to their Oracle environment using BIAdvantage™ allowing it to pull timesheet data from Project Online and pass it to Oracle. In addition, the solution provides a complete reporting database of the integrated data for highly responsive reporting and a dashboard that monitors activity. The solution, and future modifications, are provided as part of Desjardin's subscription costs, thus reducing their overall costs substantially.

During the first week of usage of the new solution, an equivalent of 12,000 timesheets were submitted. There was only a 1% error rate reported and that number continues to improve with slight modifications to the system. Because of the success of this solution, Desjardins has moved up their timeframe for moving all of their users to Project Online from 1 year to just 5 months; increasing their Project Online usage from 4,000 to 10,000 users.

Key value points from the BIAdvantage™ solution:

  • Built on Azure platform with key features including scalability and security.
  • Capability to quickly scale globally for a single client.
  • Demonstrates an international span: A US company using US services is able to operate within a Microsoft Canadian data center.
  • A key barrier preventing some companies from moving to the cloud is how to get data from Project Online into their key systems (i.e., SAP, Oracle). BIAdvantage™ removes that barrier by managing the data in its Hub.
  • Capability to automatically update Project Online from other systems and to provide reports showing immediate results.
  • BIAdvantage™ provides real time data, speed and accuracy.

The daily time required for processing reports was reduced by 90% (from 10 hours to near real time).

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (July 8, 2015) – QuantumPM, Inc., a Microsoft Gold-Certified partner that specializes in developing customized software solutions based on Microsoft technologies, today announced the release of BIAdvantage, its first-ever business intelligence (BI) software offering aimed at corporate leaders seeking a business-rules driven, yet easily customized and affordable BI solution.

With BIAdvantage, CEOs and other corporate leaders can gain a competitive edge knowing that their decisions are made based on the most accurate data available,” QuantumPM President and CEO Rose Blackburn said. “They no longer need to fear making the wrong decision because of faulty data or human data-entry errors. Because BIAdvantage automatically extracts pertinent information directly from the source-of record, accuracy and timeliness are assured. Moreover, modifications to BIAdvantage can be made easily, making it a flexible and cost-effective way to gain solid business intelligence.“

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