Avoid these limitations with the fast track to your multi-project and program management with Microsoft Project Server or Project Online: TPG MultiProject(QS) – the Quick Start package with TPG ProjectLink.
TPG MultiProject(QS) is based on Microsoft PPM with Project Server or Project Online. Therefore, the packaged solution can be implemented flexibly either on premises or in the cloud. If your requirements change further down the line, the functional extension of the solution will be possible at any time.
TPG MultiProject(QS) will quickly get you started in comfortable multi-project and program management. After only a short time, you can get cracking with:
What do you get from the clever TPG MultiProject(QS) package?
Easy Generation of a Milestone Overview from Existing Programs
Relevant milestones can be assembled easily in a multi-project overview. To this end, you simply select a program in the milestone plan. As a result, all milestones are imported automatically into this high-level Microsoft Project plan. In this way, you can also pass on schedules in the Microsoft Project format, which are supposed to contain only partial information.
Increased Transparency in Program and Sub-Project Management through Visualized Information
Automated bottom-up and top-down linking supports the interaction between the projects and sub-projects of the program. The milestone rollup from the sub-projects of the program visualizes the most important dates clearly for the program manager. In the same way, you can display targets from the program level in the sub-projects. This allows the sub-project managers to adapt their planning based on the program targets.
Easier Project Planning and Visualization of Project Dependencies
Project managers choose themselves which tasks from other project plans they would like to link to their own schedule. A TaskPicker allows project managers to select relevant tasks from other projects. With Softlink and Mirrorlink, two different link types are available to them. Via the link type, they decide whether an additional task from the outside should be displayed (Mirrorlink) or whether the data of an existing task are to be displayed for information only (Softlink).
Visual Support in Coordinating Schedules and Information for Work Packages
In the line organization, project managers plan rough work packages. The detailed planning of the work packages is done by the line managers in their own Microsoft Project plans. The project managers can see the consolidated milestone dates from their detailed planning in their plans. Accordingly, each plan shows the corresponding status from the other plan. In the case of variances, this visualization serves as the basis for agreement through communication.
The same method can be used also between project manager and sub-project managers.
Note: Resource planning in matrix organizations is supported by the separate product TPG TeamManager.
Comparison of TPG MultiProject(QS) to the Project Server / Project Online Standard
The prerequisite is the use of a Microsoft Project Server or Project Online system, as the implementation of TPG MultiProject(QS) requires it. The implementation covers three phases. Each phase has well-defined deliverables.
Activities: Conducting the kick-off meeting (remote), setting up the basic system* (remote), preparing the configuration specification (remote), system delivery and acceptance (remote)
(*Note: Microsoft PPM installation / configuration / licenses not included in the package)
Deliverables: Specification of the configuration
Duration: approx. 1-2 weeks
Activities: Preparing the training (remote), performing the training for the project core team with up to 8 participants (1 day on-site)
Deliverables: TPG MultiProject(QS) standard training material
Duration: approx. 1 week
Activities: 16 hours of consulting for coaching, support and extension (as required on-site or remote, to order within 4 weeks after system delivery), project closure meeting (remote)
Deliverables: Updated configuration specification including recommended course of action (project closure document)
Duration: approx. 2 weeks
Uniform documents, standards, and configuration ensure an optimized multi-project / program management solution is available to you within a short time.
If you have the wish to adapt and extend your multi-project / program management solution at a later stage, this will be possible at any time.