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Getting Up and Running with Microsoft Project 2002

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Published: June 1, 2002

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Introduction
Microsoft Project Trainers
Microsoft Project Consultants
Independent Software Vendors

Introduction

Now that you have installed Microsoft Project 2002 you may be looking for a solution provider to assist you with implementation, training, or building customized applications. The Microsoft Project Solution Provider Program gives you access to over 300 Microsoft Project service providers who have experience building successful project management solutions using Microsoft Project.

Microsoft Project Trainers

Microsoft Project Solution Providers provide several types of training offerings including instructor-led, computer-based, and online training. Most training providers offer training on using Microsoft Project and on project management methodology that together help increase the project management maturity of your organization.

Training providers offer certification programs of their own, or offer continuing education credits that can be applied to programs such as the Project Management Institute's PMP program. For more information on PMI's certification program, please go to the Project Management Institute Web site.

To locate a training provider in your region go to the Microsoft Project Solution Providers Web site and scroll down to the "Locate a Solution Provider" section.

  1. In the By Solution Provider Type box, select Training.

  2. In the And / Or Location box, select a state if searching within the United States. Click Go to search.

  3. In the International / By Country box, select a country if searching internationally. Click Go to search.

  4. The search results will provide you with a list of all training providers in your chosen area, along with a brief description of each organization and a link to their Web site where you will find detailed information about their training offerings, registration information, and classroom locations.

You may also view featured solutions that Microsoft Project training providers have created by going to the Microsoft Project Solution Providers Web site.

  1. Select Featured Solutions from the top of the page.

  2. In the Training solutions that will ramp up your Microsoft Project team section, select See all Training Solutions for detailed information about training offerings with links to each training organization's Web site.

Microsoft Project Consultants

Microsoft Solution Providers include many organizations that can assist you with the implementation of Microsoft Project Standard, Microsoft Project Professional, and Microsoft Project Server. The Microsoft Solution Provider program contains three levels of solution providers, which are largely determined by several factors including the extent of their project management service offerings covering the enterprise, geographic coverage, and experience with delivering successful Microsoft-based project management solutions.

Enterprise Premier Solution Providers are preferred providers for the Microsoft Solution Offering for Enterprise Project Management. Global in reach and highly experienced with enterprise-class customers and implementations, this select group of solutions providers have attained this status by invitation only, after having met rigorous criteria—both technological and business process related. Enterprise Premier Solution Providers provide services related to Enterprise Project Management, including implementation, custom configuration, customized training, and technical support. Drawing on vast experience in many industries, they provide business process, methodological, and change management services and consulting. Enterprise Premier Solution Providers are members of the Microsoft Certified Partner program.

Premier Solution Providers are a select group with extensive experience deploying, configuring, and developing Microsoft Project-based solutions for a wide variety of customers, ranging from enterprise-class to medium businesses. With a national or regional geographic focus, Premier Solution Providers have attained this status by invitation due to an exemplary, customer-centric approach to implementing and customizing Project Management solutions with Microsoft Project. Premier Solution Providers are members of the Microsoft Certified Partner program.

Member Solution Providers are an approved group of companies with experience deploying and developing Microsoft Project-based solutions. Many Member Solution Providers specialize in particular aspects of successful Microsoft Project implementation, including training, deployment, support, and add-on products that extend the functionality of Microsoft Project.

To locate a consultant in your region, go to the Microsoft Project Solution Providers Web site and scroll down to the "Locate a Solution Provider" section.

  1. In the By Solution Provider Type box, select Solution Provider.

  2. In the And / Or Location box, select a state if searching within the United States. Click Go to search.

  3. In the International / By Country box, select a country if searching internationally. Click Go to search.

  4. The search results will provide you with a list of all solution providers in your chosen area, along with a brief description of their organization and a link to their Web site that contains detailed information about their service offerings and office locations.

You may also view featured solutions that consulting organizations have created by going to the Microsoft Project Solution Providers Web site.

  1. Select Featured Solutions from the top of the page.

  2. In the Customized solutions from expert consultants section, select See all Customized Solutions for detailed information about service offerings with links to each consulting organization's Web site.

Independent Software Vendors

Microsoft has worked with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to deliver enhancements and products that complement Microsoft Project. Each of these vendors has enhanced their products to provide continued value for Microsoft Project to ensure investment protection. For more information about Microsoft Project Independent Software Vendors, please go to the Microsoft Project Solution Providers Web site and scroll down to the "Locate a Solution Provider" section.

On this page you can either search for solutions by type of application in the By Specific Category box, or you can search for specific ISVs in the By Solution Provider Type box.

Categories for Microsoft Project independent software vendor products include:

  • ASP Hosting

  • Collaboration Software

  • Cost Estimating

  • Decision Software

  • Earned Value Cost Management

  • Estimating

  • General Project Management

  • Knowledge Management

  • Pocket PC

  • Process Management

  • Professional Services Automation

  • Reporting

  • Scheduling

  • Simulation

  • Timesheets

  • Web-site community

  • Workflow

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