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  1. BrightWork Overview

  2. BrightWork Overview Company Overview Collaborative Spectrum BrightWork Reporter BrightWork Solutions Demo Summary and links to more information Appendix 1: BrightWork features added to SharePoint

  3. Company Overview • BrightWork solutions and extensions are the firststandards based (MSF and PMI) SharePoint (WSS and SPS) add-onsfor managing work and projects. • BrightWork Solutions • Issue, Tasker, Business Project, IT Project, Agile Software, IT Work … Manager • BrightWork Reporter • Reporting across one or more SharePoint lists, webs and sites • Founded in 1996 with offices in U.S. (Boston and Seattle) and Europe (Galway, IRL) • Customers include Microsoft, US Army, Trident Insurance, GMAC/RFC, US Navy, National Weather Service, Vital Insurance, Ohio State, Absolute Poker, etc. • Partners in US and Europe • Deep Microsoft Partnership • [1998] A Lotus Premium Partner – recruited to be a Microsoft partner!! • Early Product Development / Adoption • [1998] Exchange 2000, [2000] SharePoint 2001 and [2002] SharePoint 2003 JDP (Joint Dev. Program) • [2003] Visual Studio Team System 2005 Technology Adoption Program • [2005] SharePoint v3, Office 12 and Project 12 Technology Adoption Program • [2001 to now] Member Microsoft Portal & Collaboration PAC (Partner Advisory Council) • [2003, 4, 5] Member Microsoft SharePoint DAC (Developer Advisory Council) • [2001 to now] Microsoft is one of BrightWork’s largest customers

  4. BrightWork Solutions Collaboration Spectrum Enterprise Project Management MS Project and Project Server High Degree of strict control needed over time, cost and resources Low BrightWork Reporter Project Management Work Management SharePoint Doc. Mgmt & Team Collaboration email LowDegree of structure & coordination neededHigh

  5. BrightWork Reporter Reporting extensions vital for SharePoint • If you use Microsoft SharePoint you will already know its potential as a collaborative platform. However, success brings its own problems - the more you use SharePoint the more difficult it becomes to manage the increasing volume of list data. • The various stakeholders in your organization need to see a collated collection of list data that makes sense to them. For example: • Customers need regular updates on their issues • Senior managers need executive summaries on the state of projects • Managers need to see what work items are in trouble or need prioritizing • Team members need what they have been assigned and know its relative importance • IT Administrators need to be able to roll up list data of various types across the enterprise

  6. BrightWork Reporter • BrightWork Reporter is an XML driven SharePoint web part that can extract list item data from every list and web on a SharePoint server and simultaneously display it in a view-like report. • As with a standard SharePoint view, the columns to be included, the order in which they display, sort and group are all configurable from the web part tool pane. • The list data can also be filtered on specified columns, including dates, user, text and choice columns. • The generated report can be emailed, is print-friendly and can be exported to Microsoft Excel for data manipulation. • The BrightWork Reporter uses a Query XML file to define each report – of which 16 are supplied. These XML files are relatively easy to maintain and create. If your reporting needs are not met by the supplied reports you can create your own.

  7. BrightWork Reporter for Users Shows list data relevant to logged in user Filter example is a User one with User Picker Report can be Print Previewed, Printed, Exported to Excel and Emailed formatted as seen Includes comprehensive online help

  8. Configuring BrightWork Reporter Majority of configuration done via tool pane Tool pane divided into 3 sections: BrightWork Reporter Settings View Settings Standard SharePoint web part configuration options

  9. BrightWork Reporter is supplied with many reports out of the box: All Contacts All Custom Items All Documents All Events All Issues All Links All Pictures Announcements My Documents All Tasks My Tasks My Work Open Work Open Work Due in 7 days Overdue Work Open Tasks Out of the box reports supplied

  10. Licensing and PricingBrightWork Reporter • User license pricing • $/€4,100 as a one time fee for a server license • unlimited number of users • $/€820 annual fee per server for: • annual support and maintenance • access to all upgrades • Reporting improvements and more reports • access to a reports gallery on the share area • extra reports delivered by BrightWork and BrightWork customers • access to FREE training over Live Meeting (live or pre-recorded) • Software requirements • Windows Server 2003 • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 2003 or SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003 • SQL Server 2000 • Office 2003 [optional]

  11. BrightWork Solutions Bundled with the BrightWork Solutions product Work Management Solutions • Issue Manager • Tasker Manager Project Management Solutions • Business Project Manager • Based on PMI PMBOK* and MSF** v3 • IT Project Manager • Based on MSF v3 • Agile Software Manager • Based on MSF for Agile Software Development Work and Project Management Solutions • IT Work Manager • Bringing all the above solutions together in one solution that manages work and projects • * PMI PMBOK - Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge • ** MSF - Microsoft Solutions Framework

  12. BrightWork Solutions With sample customer usages Work Management Solutions • Issue Manager • Mobile and Embedded Division, Microsoft, Trident Insurance Services LLC, Mintz Levin, RE Infolink, etc. • Tasker Manager • EUCOM, US DoD Project Management Solutions • Business Project Manager • Microsoft Services Worldwide Consulting Offerings Group, National Weather Service, U.S. Navy, SharePoint Norway, Release Management Services Inc., California, etc • IT Project Manager • General Motors Acceptance Corporation/Residential Funding Corporation, Vital Insurance, Ohio State, etc • Agile Software Manager • Mobile and Embedded Division, Microsoft, Redmond for the future releases of the Mobile Operating System Work and Project Management Solutions • IT Work Manager • Skanska USA Building Inc

  13. BrightWork Solutions & Contoso BrightWork Solutions comes with a full worked sample – using the Contoso organization

  14. 1. Issue Manager • Multiple sites with issues • Grade Issues according to status • Export to Excel and Email report • Filter as needed

  15. 2. Tasker ManagerManaging Government taskers / suspenses • Child tasks • Logical form layout • Field Change History • Comment History • Display of Task hierarchy

  16. 3. Business Project ManagerBased-on MSF (and in turn PMI PMBOK) • Project management experience baked in • Web parts for viewing work and projects status • Reuse project experience and lessons learnt • Email notification on work assignment

  17. 4. IT Project ManagerBased-on Microsoft Solutions Framework • BrightWork is the only SharePoint solution to fully support the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF v3) • Full set of deliverables and MSF support included

  18. 5. Agile Software ManagerBased-on MSF for Agile Software Development • BrightWork is the only SharePoint solution to fully support the Microsoft Solutions Framework Agile for Iterative Software Development (MSF v4) • Full set of deliverables templates (e.g. Vision Statement) included • Role base Work Products and Work Activities

  19. 6. IT Work Manager for SPS 2003Bringing the solutions together • Business Challenge • Many IT organizations have no process or infrastructure to manage all their work in one place … work that typically comes from many sources • Issues • Business projects • IT deployment projects • Software development projects • IT support requests … and work that spans departments, partners, suppliers, customers • Solution • BrightWork IT Work Manager for SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003 provides an SPS solution ready to use that has pre-built such an infrastructure with a work management process framework • The solution is customizable and re-usable with templates, web parts, reports, etc. • The solution also comes with a fully worked Contoso site hierarchy example

  20. 6. IT Work Manager for SPS 2003 IT Work Manager delivers many Project and work status reports on the SharePoint Portal Server

  21. Licensing and PricingBrightWork Solutions • Software requirements • Windows Server 2003 • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 2003 or SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003 • SQL Server 2000 • Office 2003 • Live Communications Server [Optional] • User license pricing • $/€234 in Year 1 consist of: $/€195 for each license and $/€39 for annual support, maintenance and all upgrades • Site/group license deals can also be arranged • Sample Starter Pack • $/€9,900 pilot • 20 user licenses • 1 year of support and maintenance with all upgrades • 3 days of Deployment Services

  22. IT Work Manager BrightWork Solutions Spectrum Agile Software Management High Degree of software process control needed Low IT Project Manager Business Project Manager Tasker Manager Issue Manager LowDegree of project management neededHigh

  23. Success Delivery ProcessCustomer Adoption Phases Support Customer through the operational phase of the project and help plan next steps Formulate an approach to making the software work for Customer very quickly M5 Operational Strategy M1 M4 Help to get the software installed and configured and provide Customer basic product training Infrastructure • Advise on how to deploy the new software /process and help with adjustments as needed Rollout First Design M3 M2 Assist Customer to design the first few instances of usage of the product – to get maximum usage

  24. Fast Start - 1 Week Deployment Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

  25. BrightWork ExtensionsFree web parts • WSS Alert Manager • My Alerts across items, lists and sites for Windows SharePoint Services • In 2005 BrightWork released the first in a series of free web parts to the web site • Calendar rollup across multiple lists and sites • Email for a copy

  26. BrightWork Extending Windows SharePoint Services for work and project management For self running demos refer to: For access to an online demo site … …

  27. Summary • BrightWork Reporter is a highly configurable SharePoint web part that enables reporting across multiple Microsoft SharePoint lists and sites. • BrightWork provides a ready-made set of SharePoint based solutions for organizations managing work and projects • BrightWork, the extension set, is generic and lends itself to deep and easy customization, as required by individual organizations or teams working with SharePoint (see Appendix 1 for more details)

  28. For More Information • Visit our Web Site for • Datasheets, Demos and Evaluation Materials, etc. • • E-mail your questions to • • Call • (617) 357-9000 (US) or +353-91-514500 (Europe) • Attend or view a webcast • BrightWork Solutions • Second Tuesday of Every month! • BrightWork Reporter • Third Tuesday of Every month! • BrightWork Tasker Manager • Fourth Tuesday of Every month! • 9am PT, 12:00pm EST, 5pm GMT

  29. Appendix 1 - BrightWork ExtensionsSolution Builder - Build your own solution! • BrightWork extends SharePoint with re-usable tools for work and product management in four areas: • Interface extensions for work management • Reporting extensions for management reporting • Structure for project and portfolio management • Administering SharePoint for larger scale application rollouts • Customers and Partners are now using these tools to build their own solutions • Some of these solutions are now in the BrightWork Share Program

  30. BrightWork Value Added SharePoint – A Summary

  31. 1. User Interface Extensions (Work Management) The key to having people use any application for managing work or project is how close the application mimics the way they think or want to think about their process SharePoint gives a large amount of good interface for free, that is very easy to change – lists, views, datasheets, etc. – but the rest is pretty difficult to customize A few interface extensions greatly widens the scope of application that SharePoint can be used for - including work management and brings more business users to SharePoint usage

  32. (i) Enhancing SharePoint ListsUser specifiable attributes • The Advanced list settings page allows the following attributes to be turned on/offon each BrightWork list: • Reference numbering • Email notifications • Comment history • Field Change history

  33. (i) Enhancing SharePoint ListsUser-friendly form layouts Many different layouts are possible – ones that more closely mimic the way the information flows.

  34. 2. Reporting Extensions (Management Reporting) SharePoint is so easy to use that it ends up storing very valuable business data in many lists over multiple sites – but SharePoint does not have a user based mechanism to report this data A utility to report across fields and lists and sites – one that is customizable without any programming – would entice more managers in!

  35. (ii) Reporting Across Sites and Lists The web parts are very customizable from the UI – no programming needed Advanced users can add their own XML queries to the web UI – which includes BrightWork and Custom gallery for Query files.

  36. 3. Project Management Structure Extensions Organizations find SharePoint so easy to deploy that they roll it out to the users quickly Many of these users are now beginning to use SharePoint to manage projects if the project management process is not that mature or they do not (yet) have Project Server However… SharePoint (by design) has no structure built in to manage projects!

  37. (iii) Hierarchy/Portfolio StructureFor Reporting Across Projects BrightWork supports a very simple but visible project hierarchy, where projects can have sub-projects and so on BrightWork also has Portfolios, where seemingly random projects can be grouped for reporting and organizational purposes

  38. 4. SharePoint Administration Extensions SharePoint users are constantly looking for easier ways to administer their systems As usage grows it becomes necessary to upgrade systems and migrate data