Microsoft Project Development Group Uses Its Own Product to Manage Development

The first official case study on Project Server 2010; how the Project team used Microsoft Project 2010 to develop 2010! Expect a lot more in the coming months:

The Microsoft Project Development Group, which develops project management solutions for the global software company, needed to manage the complex development effort for its new product, Microsoft Project 2010. The group decided to use prerelease versions of its own software to plan and track all of its engineering activities. The Project Development Group used Project 2010 to choose and plan a portfolio of potential software features, allocate resources to these feature development efforts, and track progress against changing goals. With Project 2010 features, the group increased end users’ participation in planning, time tracking, and status reporting. It also gained timely data and rich analysis tools—resulting in effective portfolio management that elevated product quality—along with a transparent, accountable planning process that improved the experience for workers.

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