In my last post I started espousing about what my dream technical footprint would be for various aspects of project delivery, touching on timesheet and financials, schedule management as well as reporting. This week is part 2 of my dream technical footprint where I’ll talk to what my winner is for communication and collaboration as well as document and file management.
Communications and Collaboration – Microsoft Teams
Document Management – SharePoint
Readers of other posts of mine will find this to be no surprise but there is still no better alternative in the market for document management than SharePoint. SharePoint at it’s very core is an online collaboration tool and works well with Teams (in fact it’s one of the foundational components of Teams). SharePoint does a masterful job of supporting online collaboration between physically disparate groups. For example, if you are working on preparing a requirements document needing team and client input, you can have multiple people making edits and comments to the document and see those changes in real time. Combined with the strong out-of-the-box versioning capabilities of SharePoint it makes for a rock-solid project document repository. While there are still a number of organizations still using on-premise SharePoint, SharePoint online also provides the stability of having your documents stored in the cloud where backups, disaster-recovery and proper security are all managed by Microsoft without needing to rely on in-house IT expertise.
So there you have it folks, my dream-team of technical systems to support a project delivery team.