4 Examples of Successful BrightWork Customers
Is your organization struggling with failed or delayed projects? Maybe you lack the visibility required to make important project decisions? Wondering if SharePoint is the answer to your project management challenges?
Below are four examples of successful project management with SharePoint from four different organizations, Amazon, Siemens Healthineers, Triumph Group, and Police Credit Union to help your journey.
Projects drive innovation at Amazon and BrightWork is a driving engine in the Amazon way of Project Management. In this video, Dave Berrier, Senior Manager, Amazon Projects, explains how BrightWork increases visibility, helps with task tracking, and enables different groups to manage successful projects their way.
Amazon started their BrightWork journey with the Free SharePoint Project Management Template. Amazon has grown to over 285 different groups using BrightWork across 30 countries, with more than 25,000 active users.
Healthcare: Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers manage 100+ projects of differing types (operations, new product development) at any given time. Prior to implementing BrightWork, work was tracked using standard SharePoint lists and sites. They wanted to leverage the platform further to create a more robust system for managing each project successfully.
Siemens Healthineers deployed the BrightWork Project Lite, Project Standard, and Project Structured templates to manage projects of varying size and type. With these templates, each project is initiated in a consistent way, creating better visibility.
Milestone Trend Analysis – tracking progress against milestones – is especially important to project management at Siemens Healthineers. Using BrightWork, project managers can clearly see the history and evolution of Project Milestones. If they find their milestones are slipping, they can then take the necessary steps to get them back on track.
Manufacturing: Triumph Group
Founded in 1993, Triumph Group is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components.
In 2016, Triumph Group embarked on a company-wide transformation, which led to the centralization of processes and systems. The impact on project management was significant, leading to the creation of a Project Management Office.
Initially, this PMO used SharePoint 2010 to capture different projects underway, providing a better understanding of the portfolio of projects.
However, the PMO soon outgrew SharePoint as a stand-alone project management tool. The team opted to deploy BrightWork for numerous reasons including integration, automation, and existing SharePoint expertise within Triumph.
Since implementing BrightWork, Triumph Group has experienced several benefits including better governance, improved visibility, and better reporting.
Finance: Police Credit Union
Before BrightWork, Police Credit Union’s approach to project management and the implementation of change was inconsistent.
Police Credit Union struggled with their previous project management tool, which was hard to use and resulted in poor user adoption, ultimately making it ineffective.
Having started with the free SharePoint Project Management Template, deployment of the full BrightWork solution began in late 2018.
With BrightWork, Police Credit Union now have a consistent framework to plan and manage projects.
They have real time visibility into the status and health of every project, and they can view assigned tasks across projects and teams to track workload and identify resource gaps.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2012 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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