NASA Improves Project Visibility, Reduces Costs, with Enterprise Solution

As a part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is responsible for numerous missions including explorations of Mars and Jupiter. The laboratory employs over 5,000 people and is running a large number of projects at any given time. JPL’s project schedulers were using Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 to manage project timelines on their desktops. However this meant that the schedulers were creating copies of schedules for other employees to view. JPL also wanted to increase the role of its engineers in managing project schedules and facilitate greater collaboration within project teams. JPL decided to deploy EPM WorkEngine from EPM Live, an enterprise project and work management solution that integrates Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 to achieve improved schedule visibility, greater collaboration, and to reduce costs.

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