Are You Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Project?

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • December 7, 2009
Management
Most SAP project managers are already familiar with Microsoft's top-selling project management software. However, many project managers either use the software incorrectly or don't know about certain features that can improve their project management efforts. In this article, 3Pro consultant Vikas Pathak shares insider tips for building and managing SAP initiatives with Microsoft Project.

As the world's most popular project management software, Microsoft Project is a fixture in the daily lives of most SAP project managers. The software allows project managers to track project staffing, budgets, and tasks — and to report on the project's overall progress.

However, despite the ubiquity of Microsoft Project, many SAP project managers aren't getting the most out of the tool. SAP projects are often large and complicated, and so project plans built within the software can become needlessly long and confusing. It is up to the project manager to keep the project team focused.

"If the project team loses focus, they tend to stray a bit. The senior leadership has to set a style and a focus for the project," says Vikas Pathak, SAP practice director at 3Pro.

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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