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Project 2010 will have considerable presence at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2011. This year we have set two key objectives - to celebrate existing PPM partners during Partner of the Year celebration and traditional PPM Partner Recognition Breakfast. The second objective is to communicate the value of Microsoft Project 2010 to all partners during Sessions, 1:1 Meetings, at the Booth and Evening Reception.

PPM Breakouts & Interactive Sessions

Tuesday will be a very exciting day as it also holds both the PPM Breakout and Interactive Sessions. The Breakout session will focus on bringing aboard SharePoint partners who are looking to add PPM as a high value competency to grow their business and to partner with Project Partners. The Interactive session will target best practices in selling Project 2010. Top industry experts and new case studies will also join the mix. These sessions are not being recorded:

 

  • · BP10 - SharePoint Partners - Grow Your Business with Microsoft Project 2010 - Arpan Shah, Jan Kalis, Dux Raymond Sy
    Come to this session to learn about the Project & Portfolio Management market, Microsoft Project 2010 and hear how Microsoft partners leverage Project 2010 to grow their businesses. Microsoft Project Server 2010 is built on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and integrates with Microsoft Dynamics, bringing together powerful business collaboration platform services with structured execution capabilities to provide flexible work management solutions and sophisticated finance capabilities. Project Server 2010 unifies project and portfolio management to help organizations align resources and investments with business priorities, gain control across all types of work and visualize performance using powerful dashboards.
  •  BP24i - Best Practices selling Project 2010 Platform - Jan Kalis, Tim Cermak, Paul Szyarto
    Microsoft Project 2010 is a leader in the Project & Portfolio Management space, being built on top of Microsoft SharePoint and integrated with Microsoft Dynamics to provide a comprehensive platform for partner solutions and solving customer business needs. This interactive discussion covers the competitive landscape and best practices of deploying Project 2010 from the worldwide partner community.
Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award

What an amazing response and a tough year for the judges! We received double the submissions that we received last year which was double from the year before. This is additional proof that the worldwide partner community is growing in size and depth - both business and technical experience –developing a wide range of solutions on the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Project 2010 stack.

The Winner and the two Finalists for 2011 were pre-announced here and more details can be found here. Another separate announcement will be sent during WPC with a post on the Main Project Blog. The winner is invited to a Luncheon of Monday, where they will dine with and take pictures with the Director of Project, Arpan Shah.

Project Booth

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We will be located in the Business Productivity area within the Expo Hall. In addition to some of our training partners like MS Project Experts, the booth will also be staffed with Project Partners from around the globe. Nearby, in the BP Partner Theater – 5 Project partners will be making presentations throughout the week.

Business Productivity Theater Presentations

Gold PPM Partners and PPM award winners and finalists have the opportunity to present at the BP theater – the sessions are as follows:

  • PTC: Driving Cross-Functional Product Development through Program Portfolio Management, Erin Daly
  • UMT: Project Financial Server 2010 - Project Financial Intelligence for Microsoft Project Server 2010, Ben Chamberlain
  • Advisicon: WHERE'S THE WORK? Advisicon Strategic Project Controls & Microsoft Project Server = BUSINESS RESULTS, Tim Cermak
  • SharkPRO: Enterprise Work Management for Hospitals and Health Organizations, Greg Bailey
  • The Project Group (TPG): Project Management Control Systems Focus: Construction and Utility, Paul Szyarto
Project & Portfolio Management Partner Recognition Breakfast

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Floating twenty-four floors above the Los Angeles skyline is the WP24 by Wolfgang Puck at The Ritz-Carlton. While observing the spectacular panoramic views of the city, you will enjoy a dynamic breakfast buffet in the main dining room. It will be spectacular – invitations were sent to the PPM partner attendees registered for Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. In case your partner has not received an invite, please read this and then mailto:proj2010@microsoft.com.

Microsoft Office Division (MOD) Evening Event

True, there are a number of networking events and parties throughout the week, but we helped sponsor this one. This is an opportunity for us to meet with other partners and promote partner solutions and services. When? Wednesday night.

PPM Competency support

Kevin Custer and Jan Kalis will be available to walk you through the MPN booth and answer any questions you have about the new PPM competencies, the current transition period, and what happens after the Project 2007 exams are retired in October 2011. You can request his time with the Connect tool after you are registered for WPC, for more information please mailto:proj2010@microsoft.com.