The Best Practice Solution for Project & Portfolio Management "Out of the Box" Based on Microsoft 365 Standards

Since October 2019, Microsoft has been offering Project for the Web ("Project Plan 1" license), a modern and easy-to-use solution for planning and reporting simple projects. For use in a professional environment, however, some important functions are missing, starting with a functional intake process, a holistic view of a portfolio including project structure and the management of project artifacts (e.g. issues, risks, documents, etc.).

TPG now offers these essential functions as a "TPG ProjectPowerPack" package. This "out of the box" solution is fully operational in a short time.

YOUR BENEFIT

What you get from this central TPG ProjectPowerPack solution

  • Cloud-based best practice solution "out of the box"
  • Supports the uniform working method in project and portfolio management
  • Very comprehensive package of over 40 project and portfolio reports
  • Provision and individual adaptation in a short time
  • Simple operation with a clear and modern user interface
  • Based solely on the cloud-based Microsoft 365 standards

The extended range of features makes work easier

TPG ProjectPowerPack provides users with a central point of entry with an overview of their own project proposals and projects, as well as their personal open issues and risks. An overview of the most important key portfolio values complements the user's own data.

TPG ProjectPowerPack was developed based on Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and CDS. This solution seamlessly integrates Microsoft Project for the Web for project planning and extends it with the following features:

  • Project requests with approval workflow
  • Portfolio overview with additional project attributes and traffic lights
  • Portfolio and program data to structure the portfolio
  • Project master data and project life cycle
  • Budget and cost planning at project level
  • Document management in SharePoint
  • Project artifacts including risks, issues, change requests, action items, plus many more
  • Project goals and benefits for Project Charter
  • Snapshot function and project status report
  • Comprehensive report package with more than 40 reports

Provisioning of this solution

TPG ProjectPowerPack is installed as a package in your O365 Tenant and is quickly available after a minimal basic configuration. In the course of a joint requirements analysis, for example, categories for project artifacts, value lists for project attributes, desired languages and necessary currencies are set up.

A role-based authorization concept controls access and the required functions for the various user groups such as portfolio managers, project managers and project team members.

The licenses required on the customer side include:

  • Power BI Pro for all users with access to reports and dashboards
  • Power Apps to run either one app (in this case TPG ProjectPowerPack) or unlimited apps
  • Power Automate for the required workflows