TPG QuickStart: Your Fast Track to MS Project

TPG QuickStart is a turnkey product giving you your own cost-effective starter solution for project and resource management – in just a few weeks. Based on Project Online (or Microsoft Project Server on-premises), you will be able to use a well-proven, centralized and powerful platform for planning, information and communication in no time.

A Shared Work Environment for All Roles

TPG QuickStart is based on the powerful Microsoft Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. As all of its components are embedded in SharePoint Server / SharePoint Online and based on Project Server / Project Online, you have all the functions for project and resource management at your fingertips, along with business intelligence, reporting, document management and list management features.

Everyone in your company who is involved in projects can use this common work environment and information platform: company executives, the PMO, resource / team managers, project managers, and project team members.

How TPG QuickStart Makes Your Work Easier

Depending on your job role, you will benefit from some or all of the following areas using the new Project Online (or Project Server) solution:

SchedulingComplete your projects on time and keep on top of changes with clear task and progress overviews.
Time and task managementUse a common central approach to manage timesheets and scheduling.
ReportingMake fast, well-founded decisions based on meaningful data, helping you to proactively manage your projects.
Resource managementOptimize your project team’s workload and prevent underload or overload in good time.
Problem and risk managementKeep track of problems and risks so that you can minimize or prevent them.
Cost managementMonitor how costs are evolving and ensure that your project stays within budget.
CollaborationMake it easier for team members to work together – that helps you meet a key prerequisite for effective project implementation and success.
Idea managementRecord ideas centrally, then analyze them and decide how to implerment them.
User-defined fieldsMake it even easier to achieve your goals by including additional details on project status, phase, sponsor, invoicing and objectives.
Project healthKeep your finger on the pulse of your projects with indicators and views of costs, duration, hours worked and deadlines.
Dashboards and reportsUse the detailed dashboards to keep track of portfolios, projects and the resource situation.
Interface and usability         The modern interface allows you to navigate your system easily and find what you want faster.
Project siteThe project sites in SharePoint are clearly laid out and group all project-specific information in a central place, thereby supporting collaboration between project members.

Introducing Project Online via TPG QuickStart

  • Preconfigured solution for project management
  • Combines generic processes and best practices
  • Based on the PMBOK Guide and can be used in any industry
  • Comprises workshop, implementation and training
  • Ready-to-use in a few weeks
  • Based on Project Online or SharePoint and Project Server
  • Realization at a fixed price

Quick Solution with Standards

TPG QuickStart is the ideal approach for you if you are

  • looking to standardize your project management
  • while increasing its efficiency
  • and maturity.

The solution is ready to use quickly and based on standardized Microsoft technology – helping you achieve these goals rapidly and at a fixed price.

Online Solution or On-Premises

The Project Online implementation usually includes a modern cloud solution with Project Online Professional and Project Essentials.

TPG QuickStart can also be implemented on premises on a Microsoft Project Server. Then your solution is embedded in the SharePoint Server and includes the components Microsoft Project Professional, Project Server and the Project Web App for browser-based access.

Exhancements to the Platform Whenever You Need Them

TPG QuickStart brings together generic project management processes and best practices from a range of different industries. As your business evolves, you can enhance the platform with new functions and integrate it with other systems in your company. 

TPG QuickStart gives you access to proven project management methods and functions. It includes

  • a preconfigured security concept,
  • a customized project template,
  • views and reports
  • an enterprise resource pool tailored to your requirements as well as
  • risk and issue lists.

Preconfigured Standards

Alongside basic functions like project creation, resource planning, time tracking and analyses, TPG QuickStart (with Project Online or Project Server) also includes status icons, selection lists, tables, filters and calendars.

    Case Study: GEDA Product Development

    By using the TPG QuickStart package based on Microsoft Project Server, GEDA managed to achieve more transparency, speed and effectiveness in its resource planning across its multiple projects. A higher level of customer satisfaction was another bonus of the new system.

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    Information for Your Operational Project Management

    The preconfigured features in TPG QuickStart include dashboards, views, filters and tables in Microsoft Project to support project leaders. Right after the Project Online implementation (or Project Server implementation), these functions make it easier for them to find the project information they need quickly, such as

    • critical path,
    • resource workloads,
    • a skills-based TeamPlanner, and
    • schedule checks.

    Clear Project Reports at Your Fingertips

    TPG QuickStart helps your project leaders and management to concentrate on project planning and analysis by providing meaningful, printable reports on:

    • Project portfolios
    • Single projects
    • Resources

    CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

    “TPG QuickStart allowed our project managers and team members to work with the new solution within a short amount of time. Using the new TPG tools, our resource planning and project management have become easier and more transparent for all stakeholders.” 

    Markus Knauer, Manager, Robert Bosch GmbH