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Chapter 1. Introduction > About This Book

1.1. About This Book

This book is written for individuals who are tasked with providing a Project Management Information System (PMIS). You may be a project manager who realizes the need for a better system than e-mails and spreadsheets. Or you may be an IT/IS staff member asked to support the project management office (PMO). The exercises in this book will show you step by step how to utilize the features in SharePoint to build a custom solution that fits your specific needs. Each chapter will begin with an explanation of a project management activity. This will explain the purpose of the feature that will be implemented in the chapter. This will help the developer to understand the problem that is being solved and set the context for why the feature should be implemented. The rest of the chapter will then provide detailed instructions for creating the described feature. Most of the projects that are presented here can be implemented by someone with minimal experience in SharePoint.

My approach to managing projects is based on practical application. I like ideas that work. Activities that add little value to the overall goal steal time and focus from those that are beneficial. Unfortunately, what works well in one environment may not be that effective in another. So flexibility is another key factor. Having a repertoire of management techniques will help you find the right one for any given situation. This book is intended to give you a few more tools to hang on your tool belt.


  

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