Rolf Kremer

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Video: How to resolve resource overallocations

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This > video continues the > first video and shows how you structure your project plan in > PAVONElive, add links between tasks and assign resources to the project plan. Further, it gives an overview how you can resolve overallocations of resources in the project plan.

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October 25, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Video: How to manage new tasks, assignments and actual data

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In this > video you can see how you can manage new tasks and assignments in a project. The video shows the project plan in > PAVONElive. Besides the usage of > PAVONElive you can use the functionality in an IBM Lotus Notes/Domino-based project management software (> PAVONE Project Management). In the project plan you can add tasks and resources to the tasks. Further, you see the tasks in a gantt diagram and the workload of the resources in an histogram.

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October 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm

PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition

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Since Dezember the new > PMBOK® Guide is available in the fourth edition. The guide is published by the > Project Management Institute (PMI), which is one of the biggest project management communities. (The other is the > International Project Management Association IPMA).  The PMBOK® describes several processses (42), standards and data flow diagrams and other tools which you can use if you manage a project. It is the baseline for the certification to a PMP (Project Management Professional)

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April 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Book Review: Seamless Teamwork

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Some weeks ago I bought the book > Seamless Teamwork from > Michael Sampson. The reason was, that I had very less knowledge about > Microsoft Sharepoint. Since I know Michael Sampson’s name from different blogs, I was curious about how he describes Sharepoint. Further, it was interesting to see what are the differences to IBM products.

My first surprise was the price of the book. I bought it on the Amazon site and they calculated the € price with the valid exchange rate to $. So, I paid less than 20 €. This was cheap.

The book has 277 pages and ten chapters. Further you can get two more chapters online. With a coupon code mentioned in the book can you download the chapters for free.

The book tells the story about Roger Lengel, a manager at Fourth Coffee, a coffee chain based in the U.S. Roger is the project lead of a project, called Project Delta, and should lead a virtual team. The project is the first project in the company that should be managed with Sharepoint.

The book starts with a declaration why Sharepoint is qualified for this project. Afterwards, it describes several more topics. Some of these are:

  • how you can initiate a project with Sharepoint,
  • how you can set up Sharepoint for the project,
  • how you can use a Team Wiki,
  • how to set up the team and set permissions,
  • how to handle tasks,
  • how to share and organize documents,
  • how to handle brainstormings with OneNote,
  • how to set up meetings,
  • how to making decisions with simple workflows.
  • how to use Sharepoint offline,
  • how to create blogs and e-mail alerts,
  • how to set up a calendar for a meeting (chapter 11),
  • how to get business value with Sharepoint (chapter 12).

So, the book describes mainly the information management and team coordination of a project. Most topics are described step by step and with many screenshots. The speech is generally understandable and easy to read. Besides reading the book from first page until last page, you can use the book as a reference, if you have questions about a specific topic. If you look for a book about Sharepoint for beginners I can recommended it.

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April 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm