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EPK-Suite Overview MPA Atlanta Chapter Meredith Youngblood 310.200.6497 [email protected] August 23, 2005. EPK-Group. Founders average 25+ years in project management Four out of five staff members are former Microsoft employees

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August 23 2005

EPK-Suite OverviewMPA Atlanta ChapterMeredith [email protected]

August 23, 2005


Epk group

EPK-Group

  • Founders average 25+ years in project management

  • Four out of five staff members are former Microsoft employees

  • Developed many project management systems since 1976

    • Artemis, Innate, Premis, Cue, Prestige

    • Focused exclusively on Microsoft Project since 1998

      • Enterprise Project (acquired by Microsoft in 2000)

      • Group Managers and Developers on Project team

      • EPK-Suite since December 2002

  • Current Microsoft relationship

    • Project 2003 Sample Database

    • Six Chapters of Project 2003 Online Books

    • Vision Workshop Development

    • Competitive Analysis

    • Project Advisory Council (PAC) Member

Source: EPK-Group, January 2005


Epk group1

EPK-Group

  • EPK Group

  • http://www.epkgroup.com

  • Rich Murphy

  • (561) 310-7279

  • 6671 W. Indiantown Rd.

  • Suite 56, PMB 153

  • Jupiter, FL 33458

  • Rich Murphy ([email protected])

EPK stands for Enterprise Portfolio Knowledge.


Overview of epk group product line

Overview of EPK Group Product Line

  • Full System built on MS Project Server Platform

  • Seamlessly integrated with Project Server/Project Web Access

    • Users have a single User Interface – single DB for all functions

  • EPK Modules obey all PWA security settings

  • EPK objects controlled by normal PWA Administrative functions


Epk suite

EPK-Suite

  • High-level design goals

    • All work

    • Top-down planning

    • Workflow

    • Level of Maturity

    • Accounting

    • Configurable and Customizable

  • Application built on

    Microsoft Office Project Server

    • Access EPK-Suite through Microsoft

      Office Project Web Access

    • EPK Modules obey Microsoft Office

      Project Security

Source: EPK-Group, January 2005


Epk suite1

EPK-Suite

  • EPK-Portfolio

    • Project roll-up/drill-down, top-down planning, budgeting, reporting, analysis

  • EPK-Resources

    • Resource planning and management at project “work” level

  • EPK-Time

    • Timesheet functionality for task status and billing/chargeback/accounting

  • EPK-Collaborate

    • WSS integration to view risks, issues, documents across project web sites

Projects are called Portfolio Items in EPK Similarly, tasks are called Work Items.

Source: EPK-Group, March 2005


Licensing

Licensing

  • Number of User

    • Licensing is based on the number of PWA CALs: Active resources in the resource pool, plus managers who use the system, but may not be in the pool.

  • EPK-Suite

    • The license fee for the full suite is $125 times the number of users.

  • EPK-Time

    • The license fee for EPK-Time is $60 times the number of users.

From a licensing perspective, the suite is broken down in two modules:

EPK-Suite and EPK-Time

Source: EPK-Group, March 2005


Epk portfolio

EPK Portfolio

  • Rollup of Milestones and Graphical Indicators

  • Drill down into Multiple projects via http

  • User defined views with advanced sorting, filtering, grouping, color patterns

  • Printing with a view

  • Handles all efforts:

    • Projects

    • Support/Operations

    • Initiatives, proposals, investment opportunities

  • Stage Gate based workflow

  • Create projects from PWA

  • Top down budgeting:

    • Fiscal periods

    • User defined cost categories

    • Man-hours, Headcount (FTE), $


Roadmap summary view

Roadmap – Summary View


Roadmap alignment view

Roadmap – Alignment… View


Roadmap financial benefit view

Roadmap – Financial Benefit View


Explorer

Explorer


Analyzer

Analyzer


Pi details

PI Details


Edit costs

Edit Costs


Resource plan

Resource Plan


Project versions

Project Versions


Questions and answers

Questions and Answers


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