Jumpstart™

Jumpstart™ your Project and Portfolio initiative—Zero to PPM in just 3 weeks!

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What is Jumpstart™?

A pre-configured Microsoft Project Portfolio Management environment aligned with industry standards from Gartner and the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

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Who is it for?

Team members

Our project management software enables project team members to manage tasks, collaborate, submit timesheets, and flag issues and risks.

Project managers

Make project management easy and engaging for project managers by enabling them to analyze resources, budgets and timelines. Project managers can easily measure progress and anticipate resource needs with Sensei’s best-practice reports packs.

Executives and PMO

Enable executives to define business drivers, measure strategic impact of competing ideas, make funding decisions and view project and resource status across the enterprise.

Key Benefits

Rapid Deployment:  Fully functioning PPM environment deployed with projects and resources loaded within a matter of weeks rather than months.

Cost-Effective:  Deploys the PPM solution at a fraction of the cost for traditional ‘blank slate’ deployments. Best practices environment starts iterative build-out process.

Scalable:  Supports small teams and easily scales to complete enterprise deployment with multiple departments and sub-portfolios.

Automated Reporting:  Includes Sensei’s Report Packs for automated reporting on schedule and SharePoint data, including pending proposals and active projects.

Proven Processes:  Industry standards and best practices are built into views, reports, governance workflow and supporting process documentation.

Instant ROI:  Demonstrates the Microsoft PPM value proposition to senior management and enables immediate Return On Investment.

Features

Create

Our project management software enables project team members to manage tasks, collaborate, submit timesheets, and flag issues and risks.

  • Use the new visual tiles to quickly begin or flex project portfolio management capabilities.
  • Add teams and projects within minutes with a web-based portal
  • Easily create workflows in Visio and SharePoint Designer to standardize project progression or rejection and improve governance and control

Plan

Plan the detailed scope of work with deliverables, milestones and resource assignments.

  • Better manage your project pipeline and what your people are working on by capturing their ideas in SharePoint Online task lists and analyzing them in Project Online
  • Accurately measure resource utilization and better manage resource allocation that aligns with your strategy
  • Visually manage project-level resource assignments to immediately see the right mix with Project Pro for Office 365

Collaborate

Strengthen everyday collaboration with the social experiences of SharePoint Online, which facilitate discussions, information sharing, and your team’s ability to get work done.

  • Easily share and curate what teams are talking about and working on by following people, sites, tags, and documents with newsfeeds
  • Take advantage of powerful security features to share information and collaborate with trusted business partners on projects and everyday work
  • Promote visibility with collaborative tools to seamlessly flow calendar, presence, and capacity information across your organization
  • With 4 project planning and collaboration reports you will be able to report against your active Risks, Issues, Milestones and Deliverables

Report

The Sensei Jumpstart™ solution provides a rich reporting and dashboarding capability for your project tracking and portfolio reporting. Jumpstart™ includes Sensei‘s Report Packs for automated reporting on projects, financial, schedule, resource and collaboration information.

  • Track actual progress to date, reforecast based on estimates to completion and roll up your portfolio reporting
  • Collect, categorize, understand, and make decisions about project data
  • Utilize business intelligence (BI) to provide visibility and decision support to proactively manage projects, programs and portfolios

Customize

Create your own dashboards via the Portfolio Dashboard add in to Project Online, which Microsoft purchased from Sensei in 2015 and incorporated into their product. The tool provides great out-of-the-box dashboards and easy tools to create your own dashboard.

Integrate

The Sensei Integration Hub™ solution integrates with most Line of Business (LOB) systems so you can have all your project relevant data in one place.

  • Easy integration between PPM solutions (both online and offline and on-premises) and LOB systems
  • We have developed our own intellectual property (IP) to facilitate integration with LOB applications, such as PeopleSoft, CAPS/Ellipse, Infor MasterPiece, Oracle Financials and Microsoft Dynamics

Reliability and security

Your data is yours. We safeguard it and protect your privacy. Our systems are built on top of the enterprise strength Microsoft platforms, so you inherit the same availability, security and reliability provided to all Microsoft customers.

Support

The Sensei applications support team provides dedicated support staff to our clients across the PPM and productivity solutions we provide. The team is comprised of level 2 and 3 support specialists with a wide variety of skill sets and experience.

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