Microsoft EPM Business Case Definition
The project initiation platform in Project Server 2010 helps organizations standardize the initiation process, capture all types of requests, and develop simple to complex business cases. The main capabilities that comprise the new project initiation platform in Project Server 2010 are Enterprise Project Types (EPTs), or project templates; Project Detail Pages (PDPs), which are online forms; and governance workflows.
To appreciate the flexibility of the platform, it is important to understand how these capabilities work together.
- Project Detail Pages (PDPs) are configurable online forms used to collect or display project information: descriptive data, cost estimates, strategic impact assessments, and so on.
- Governance workflows subject each project template to the appropriate controls throughout its life cycle and determine which online forms are displayed at each stage in the project life cycle.