What can You Do with Share Point?
You can create a project calendar so that all key milestones, meetings and anything that is date driven is kept track off. Documents can be attached to the calendar which are relevant to that event and be immediately available to the persons concerned.
The normal method of storing documents is that the latest version overrides the stored data. With Share Point you have the option to retain older versions of the document and also organize them so that they can be viewed by date. This is very useful in an organization when there is a need to know how the document has evolved and the reasons for the changes made.
All information can be shared and even controlled by allotting each person on the project permissions to access particular documents. The ability to make entries or delete them can also be controlled, so that only really authorized persons make the changes and accept responsibility for the same.
A Gantt chart feature allows the project to be shown in bar chart form, though this is limited and would only be useful to indicate the progress on key milestones.
Key members of the project can be given the rights to update project issues and make lists with the history of each such document being available. This enables the decision making to be tracked to its source and in case of problems, the concerned member can be asked to justify his/her action.
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