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We are happy to announce the upcoming Microsoft Project Server 2010 Demand Management four webcast series targeted at end users during May 2010.

These webcasts will introduce the concepts of Demand Management; explain the framework for the project/program phases of plan, manage, and close, and explain how to integrate information paths and strategic objectives; and provide use-case examples that showcase the enterprise-wide benefits Demand Management feature in Microsoft Project Server 2010.

On the same topic, the following whitepaper produced by Advisicon will be published in May: Microsoft Project Server 2010  - A look at Demand Management, A whitepaper for stakeholders in a program ecosystem.

Please register and mark your calendars!

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Project Server 2010 Demand Management (Part 1 of 4): Overview

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon, Inc.

This is the first webcast in a four-part series in which we discuss the concepts of demand management in Microsoft Project Server 2010. In this webcast, we highlight the new Demand Management feature in Project Server 2010. Topics we cover include how demand management in Project Server 2010:

  • Offers positive business impacts for multiple departments.
  • Enhances strategic visibility into portfolios, programs, and projects across the enterprise.
  • Benefits governance control processes by allowing for multiple lifecycle styles, creation of a central repository for project/program documents and data, and more streamlined capabilities for collecting project data.

Project Server 2010 Demand Management (Part 2 of 4): Create and Select Phases

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Tim Runcie, President, MVP, Advisicon, Inc.

This is the second webcast in a four-part series in which we discuss the concepts of demand management in Microsoft Project Server 2010.

In this webcast, we outline the framework for the project/program phases of create and select, and we explain how to integrate information paths and strategic objectives within the Demand Management feature in Project Server 2010.

Topics we cover include

  • cost
  • corporate benefit and strategic impact
  • organizational approach
  • utilization of necessary resources
  • risk assessment
  • defining conditions leading to project/program selection by outlining the business drivers
  • strategic priorities,
  • scenarios
  • impact standards
  • assumption/constraint analysis.

Project Server 2010 Demand Management (Part 3 of 4): Plan, Manage, and Close Phases

Monday, May 17, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon, Inc.

This is the third webcast in a four-part series in which we discuss the concepts of demand management in Microsoft Project Server 2010.

In this webcast, we outline the framework for the project/program phases of plan, manage, and close, and we explain how to integrate information paths and strategic objectives within the Demand Management feature in Project Server 2010.

Topics we cover include:

  • defining project structure of phases
  • identifying milestones and dependencies
  • development of resource management policies
  • monitoring actual values in comparison with planned values and forecasts
  • integrated change control processes
  • status reporting
  • issue/risk management progress
  • obtaining appropriate sign-offs
  • completion and archiving of project documents forming organization assets.

Project Server 2010 Demand Management (Part 4 of 4): Test the Theory and Review

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Tim Cermak, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Advisicon, Inc.

This is the fourth webcast in a four-part series in which we discuss the concepts of demand management in Microsoft Project Server 2010.

In this webcast, we provide use-case examples that showcase the enterprise-wide benefits of the Demand Management feature in Project Server 2010.

We also cover best practices for integration, implementation, and execution of demand management.

You need to register for the free of charge webcast by clicking the link; then you get emailed a link to sign on and participate in the web cast on its date and time (please note only the first two webcast are available for registration at this stage). Each TechNet webcast is recorded for later viewing which should be through the same registration URL.