How Does SoftPMO Work?
The SoftPMO Project Management Model is the heart of SoftPMO Program Management Solutions. The Model describes each step in the project life cycle so that managers and staff know which tasks to complete, when, and how. The foundation for SoftPMO services is the SoftPMO Project Teamsite whose structure and content are based on the Model. Teamsites can be built to support individual projects, groups of projects, and entire programs.
Teamsites are managed using local or cloud based SharePoint and are designed to support improved process management, content management, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Access to SharePoint based Teamsites is provided via standard desktop and tablet computers; task, schedule, and document update notifications can be delivered to via smartphone.
Individual project Teamsites are provisioned with a mix of SoftPMO’s Basic and Advanced process templates configured using Office 365 to reflect each project’s type and complexity. Using the process templates allows management and staff to quickly document and ramp up the planning and management of projects and programs. Teamsite configurations can themselves be stored as reusable SharePoint templates to accelerate setting up and provisioning individual project Teamsites. Also, SharePoint and Microsoft Project Server can be integrated to simultaneously establish both projects schedules and project Teamsites via the SoftPMO Project TeamSite Template for Microsoft Project Server (also available in the cloud).
Customers without documented processes can use SoftPMO’s existing model and process templates “as is” or can modify them as needed. If customers have their own documented processes they can also use the Teamsite’s content and document management features to adapt them for Teamsite delivery.