MS Project 2010 choosing right edition(SKU)

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Project 2010 builds on the Project 2007 foundation and represents the next generation of the Microsoft Project family of products. It consists of Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, and Microsoft Project Server 2010. Microsoft Project 2010 combines powerful business collaboration with advanced planning and execution capabilities to deliver flexible and easy to use work management solutions spanning simple tasks to complex projects and programs.

Microsoft Project Standard 2010 provides an intuitive and easier way to complete everyday projects and is targeted towards individual and freelance project managers.

Microsoft Project Professional 2010 provides an intuitive and easier way to complete everyday projects with sophisticated resource management, collaboration and planning capabilities and is targeted towards small to mid size teams and provides the SharePoint integrated mode for online PM activities.

Microsoft Project Server 2010 provides unified project and portfolio management capabilities to help ensure organizations select and deliver the right projects; gain greater visibility and control of resources, leading to improved productivity and business performance. This product is only available in 64 bit and requires SharePoint 2010 and thus makes a complete solution known as EPM (Enterprise Project Management) and as per its name it is targeted towards Enterprises engaged in Project & Portfolio Management.

Evolution of Project Management Tools & Methods

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Its been a century that various Project Management tools and methods have been emerged and brought in to the industry, here Geek Deck has listed down a few for your information:-

1910s The Gantt Chart developed by Henry Laurence Gantt (1861–1919)

1950s The Critical path method (CPM) invented

1958 The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) method invented

1969 Project Management Institute (PMI) launched to promote project management profession

1975 PROMPTII methodology created by Simpact Systems Ltd (source: PRINCE2 manual)

1987 First Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide published as a white paper by PMI

1989 PRINCE method derived from PROMPTII is published by the UK Government agency CCTA and becomes the UK standard for all government information projects

1986 Six Sigma Methodology

1991 Emergence of Scrum

1995 Agile Project Management was introduced as a new concept

2003 Introduction of Portfolio Management Techniques

Microsoft Office 2010 Installation Error, Setup is unable to proceed

During recent times i came across this screen indicating that Microsoft Office 2010 setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):

Microsoft Office 2010 does not support upgrading from a prerelease version of Microsoft Office 2010. You must first uninstall any prerelease versions of Microsoft Office 2010 products and associated technologies.

Following can be a reason behnid this:-

1) You still have TP, Beta or RC of Office 2010. If you have any of them, remove it before you continue.

2) You might not have full installation of Office 2010 TP, Beta, RC but might have any component installed like Outlook Connector for Office 14 (2010) etc. So that needs to be removed as well. So left overs of any Pre-Release version should be present in your PC.

3) Something strange i came across, Visio is never been a part of Office, i was running Visio 2010 Beta alongwith Office 2007 when i tried installing Office 2010 RTM instead Office 2007 it came up with this same error message. And Yes! I had to remove Visio 2010 Beta in order to install Office 2010 RTM, isn’t it strange? as Visio and Project are not a part of MS Office but still their Beta, RC etc have to be removed inorder to install Office 2010.