If your're project manager maximizing the value of MS Project and all its great features (resource levelling, costing, critical path, reporting, etc...) but wish you had a way to easily share tasks with your team, this is for you.
The IntelliGantt Add-In provides four sharing options:
If your office uses SharePoint, for example, then your team can actively provide updates their assigned tasks via standard web browsers, and the project manager can see those changes within MS Project.
Because it extends the great functionality of MS Project to collaborative platforms, and thus to your team. The IntelliGantt MS Project Add-In lets Project talk to SharePoint with no additional installs-- Period.
When we say we help MS Project communicate with SharePoint, we mean it. Over 70 custom fields are now available for you to publish and configure. 30 Text fields, 20 Number fields, 10 Cost fields, 10 Date fields and more.
No, your team members do not need to purchase an IntelliGantt license. Only the person who wishes to share and synchronize an MS Project plan with the team needs it. Although, we think the IntelliGantt MS Project Add-In and a few copies of IntelliGantt make a lot of sense too.
Just the IntelliGantt MS Project Add-In. That's it. Nothing on the SharePoint server. Nothing on the team members machines. We made this Add-In work for your team right out of the box.
Glad you asked. We have a whole other FAQ dedicated to that question.
MS Project 2003 and 2007. Standard and Professional. Although MS Project Standard by itself doesn't talk to SharePoint, the IntelliGantt Add In certainly does-- as well as to Groove 2007, the Internet Workgroup and the Local Workgroup.
When the Add-In is installed, an IntelliGantt menu appears on the far right of the menu bar. The project manager doesn't have to change anything about how they work with MS Project. What is added is the ability to 'Share' the project with a group, and then 'Update' the project on demand.
MS Project is treated as the master reference. Even if someone thought they changed a due date in SharePoint, the Add-In would set it straight to the project managers view of the schedule. You have the ability to configure what fields team members can update-- and if they have permission to do so.
Absolutely. You could use a hosted SharePoint provider, or Groove 2007 works through firewalls. Or, easiest of all, share to an Internet Workgroup invite anyone who has email (and IntelliGantt installed).
The Add-In comes with a 'Project Organizer' that keeps track of all your shared projects. It has a folder hierarchy to keep track of many projects. A simple double-click opens the project in MS Project.
Under the IntelliGantt menu, in the Project flyout is the 'Use Reported Actuals' menu pick that updates MS Project's Actual Start and Actual Finish values with the Actual Start and Actual Due Date values from your SharePoint task list. Because the change can be dramatic, this lets you make a backup first or establish a separate baseline.
The IntelliGantt Add-In for MS Project also gives you the ability to connect MS Project to existing SharePoint task lists. Furthermore, you can set it such that tasks created in SharePoint will show up in MS Project.
If you want a simple way to share MS Project tasks with you team, there is nothing easier or more economical.