How to grow your business? Explore the Project Partner Sessions at WPC!

We would like to invite all of you attending the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to look over the 5 sessions below that some of our Award Winning Partners have put together for you - it should be a great opportunity to not only to learn about their success, but explore cooperation and partnership opportunities.

All of these PPM Partners Sessions will be located in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room #305 – Olive (Project) located above the EXPO HALL Floor.

(for directions, please visit the info desk in the Business Productivity booth #136)

TPG Offerings Including PMCS and SAP Integration

Tuesday – July 12th, 12pm to 1pm

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This is a game changer!  SharePoint and Project Partners alike who are System Integrators will enjoy this presentation and have the opportunity to see the new products from The Project Group (TPG) Offerings including:

· MSP integration to SAP,

· Primavera Integration to MSP,

· SharePoint integration to SAP

· PMCS within SharePoint

Presenting: Paul Szyarto, The Project Group (TPG)

Unleash the Power of SharePoint for Project Management Success

Tuesday – July 12th, 1pm to 2pm

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SharePoint technologies offer new and empowering ways for people to organize and manage information with less dependency on traditional development lifecycles.  It is no wonder that the number one business use of SharePoint is for project management, according to a recent AIIM study:

“Project management and internal IT support are the two most popular business processes to be automated with SharePoint,

followed by proposals and contracts, and customer service.”  ~Using SharePoint for ECM; AIIM Report, June 2011

Join Dux Raymond Sy, managing partner of Innovative-e and author of “SharePoint for Project Management”, as he shares practical knowledge of how SharePoint and related technologies like Microsoft Project, Project Server can address common project management challenges such as inefficient communication among stakeholders, poor document management practices and undefined project collaboration standards that can compromise project success. In addition, Microsoft partners will be able to:

· Identify the benefits of leveraging SharePoint technologies as a project management information system (PMIS)

· Quantify the advantages of using SharePoint technologies as a PMIS compared to other tools

· Guide customers to map project management maturity to relevant SharePoint-based tools

Presenting : Dux Raymond Sy, Innovative-e

Financial Governance for Microsoft Project Server 2010 - Become a UMT Project Financial Server Partner

Wednesday – July 13th, 1pm to 2pm

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Join this session to learn how becoming a UMT Project Financial Server partner will help you & Microsoft win against other Project Portfolio Management vendors when financial management is an imperative for customers.

Driven by challenging economic times and enhanced compliance requirements, financial management has become a priority for organizations investing in PPM. Today, PPM RFPs include comprehensive financial management requirements that cannot be fully addressed by Microsoft Project Server 2010.

This is where Project Financial Server 2010 can help! The solution seamlessly extends Project Server 2010 to provide comprehensive cost and benefit management capabilities across the entire project life cycle. As shown in the quote below, Project Financial Server is already helping EPM SSPs and Project Partners win new business.

“Thanks in large part to UMT Project Financial Server 2010 the Mid-Atlantic district were able to secure a very visible, strategic win at Advance Auto.  Together with UMT our two products, displaced HP’s PPM solution beating IBM, Oracle and HP to become Advance Auto’s Project Portfolio Management and Application Lifecycle Management standard.”  ~Kristen Hanley (Microsoft EPM SSP)

During this session we will:

· Show the Project Financial Server in action

· Review pricing and licensing and go to market strategy

· Highlight the benefits of joining the UMT Global Partner Alliance

· Provide an overview of the features coming in our next release

Don’t miss this chance to see how joining the UMT Global Partner Alliance will help you win new business and cross sell financial management best practices to your existing customers.

Presenting : Ben Chamberlain, UMT

SharkPro grows customer base by 600% . Grow your SharePoint and Project Server practice with SharkPro Projects™ in new and existing customers.

Wednesday – July 13th, 2pm to 3pm

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SharkPro Software is being recognized as a Finalist for the 2011 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year. SharkPro Software was able to leverage resources of the Microsoft Partner Network to establish its product SharkPro Projects™ and the new SharkPro Health Care Request System™. Help your customers whether a mid-sized business, new PMO, or department in larger enterprises with SharkPro Projects™, built on the Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2010 platform. 

Grow your business, increase your service offerings and increase profitability all without the need for deep technical expertise. The SharkPro Software partner program for independent agents, resellers and referral partners includes support and training to ensure  you and your customers success. Join Greg Bailey, Founder & CEO of SharkPro Software, for a lively discussion of practical tips for winning against the competition, working with Microsoft and SharePoint, PPM, SI and LAR partners as well as growing in the mid-market with Cloud and on-premise solutions.

Presenting : Greg Bailey and Lionel Hanley, SharkPRO

Driving Cross-Functional Product Development through Program Portfolio Management

Wednesday – July 13th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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When it comes to selecting new products to take to market, how can manufacturers improve their decision-making processes? Visibility across a portfolio of programs and products allows manufacturers to make better investment choices – eliminating wasted resources, avoiding missed milestones, and ultimately increasing profits. This session will cover how technology and process best-practices allow manufacturers to:

•             Drive new product development based on an informed view of the product portfolio and business objectives

•             Ensure consistent program execution across a product family by implementing well-defined decision points to determine ongoing resource investment

•             Create transparency to program deliverables, allowing identification of issues that might otherwise impact your program

•             Enable effective program and portfolio performance monitoring to drive product investment decisions and strategic alignment

Find out how Windchill PPMLink builds on Microsoft Project Server to combine traditional project management metrics with PLM-related product metrics.

Presenting : Erin Daly, PTC

Your Project Partner Team – Jan and Kevin