Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video About the Project Center, part of Microsoft Project Web App Essential Training.
- In the Microsoft Project Web Application, it's a role-based system, and it comes in many types of roles: Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, Project Team Members, Resource Managers or Executives. Each role may have a different interface to the Project Web Application. We've logged in as Jan Kotas, who shares many roles in our Project Web Application. Here I can see the list of Projects, Tasks, Timesheets, Issues, Risks or other things that I may want to look at.
I'm going to click on the Projects area and go to the project's location. Now the Project Web Application is nothing more than a set of templates loaded on top of a SharePoint platform, to manage and edit and utilize resources, and project information. In the Project Center, I get a complete list of all projects in my Project Web Application that have been saved. Here I can look and drill into any one of those projects by clicking on them. I can also see documents, issues, risks that might be associated in the Indicators column.
Or even master projects that might be a roll-up or a program that might have several other sub-projects associated with it, along with a SharePoint list-type project. So the Project Center will display additional information about all projects in your Project Web Application. You can choose to click on a project name in the Project Name box, and open additional information on that project for either the Project PDP pages for the details, or maybe even the Schedule Impact or however your Project Web Application has been configured.
You can also return to the Project Center, and if you click in any of the boxes to the right of the Project Name, the ribbon will come up, and you will be able to access that project, or open it, either in the Browser, for editing or reading, or in Microsoft Project, for editing and reading. There are several ways to utilize the Project Web Application interface, but the Project Center is a collection of all projects, and thus, we can get into additional information about them.
- Connecting to Project Web App
- Understanding enterprise project types
- Creating a project
- Creating a resource plan
- Working with the PWA schedule
- Updating and approving task statuses and timesheets
- Enabling and disabling of enterprise features
- Creating status reports
- Managing notifications and alerts