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Sharepoint visuallizing plans and projects

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 19, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
At work we use sharepoint services 3.0 (that's what the little help bubble says at least) and I was hoping to leverage it to maximize how our projects are organized.

I'm looking for what is essentually a hybrid between a timeline, a calendar, and a spreadsheet.

I would like the calendar (meeting schedules & dates) to be items in a timeline (like in Microsoft Project), and for a dynamic spreadsheet to follow along to the next next scheduled meeting so that everyone will know what the title of topics to discuss will be, and can easily add their own.

I need the ability to branch in unscheduled meetings and to keep track of the topics that are discussed outside of the general framework of scheduled meetings.  (another reason for the dynamic centralized list of topics)

The reason I am looking for the spreadsheet to be used, is that beyond just the titles of the topics, I need there to be room to add notes, status updates, and the time frame / lack of time frame in which is is expected to be begun / completed.

That way I can present not only an up to date view of when the next meeting is and what the subjects are expected to be, but also to compare that list with a simple visual of what the individual projects own timeframe is in case something really needs attention and would have otherwise been overlooked.

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