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By pdsmith ·
My company is looking at ways to implement MS Project. I have heard of companies having 2-3 MS Project specialist who perform all the project tracking and maintaining of Projects for their department, even though they are not the Project Managers.Does anyone know of places where that is done and what their setup is? Thanks for your help!!

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by RealGem In reply to MS Project Team

I'm not sure what you mean by "setup", but what these places do is localize the "tool skills" into the hands of a few individuals. These people are typically administrators, and are responsible for all updates to the project file.

The actual project manager is responsible for requesting the changes, but they don't have to do the work.

You will typically see this in larger companies, where it is more economic to train only a few administrators rather than wads of project managers. The project managers can then focus on the important aspects of management and not the grunt work.

The MSP specialists will also be more likely to follow any project standards for numbering, naming, etc. This makes the data more usable for cross-project reporting.

If you have something more specific regarding "setup", just keep posting.

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by pdsmith In reply to MS Project Team

Thanks for your help.

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by pdsmith In reply to MS Project Team

The setup part of my question has been answered. Does anyone know of any specific companies that are setup this way? I would like to possibly get in touch with some of those companies. Thanks!!

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by RealGem In reply to MS Project Team

The Northwest Company has a project administrator position.

http://www.northwest.ca/

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