We are looking for someone with Sharepoint development experience that can take one of the many off-the-shelf project portal templates available for Sharepoint and customize it to fit our needs.
We are a creative agency that specializes in the development of web-based training courses. The process of creating these courses involves many teams working together to pass through many project gates. We need a Sharpoint-based portal that will provide the following capabilities:
1. A communications hub for project team members to collaborate, discuss issues, share ideas and provide status updates. Discussion forums, wikis, ability to add comments are all things we foresee needing.
2. A tool for project managers to be able to create timelines, milestones, tasks, deliverables, budgets and have the necessary visibility to all of these in order to properly manage the project through the development cycle. Project status reporting, Gantt charts, timelines, budget vs. actual reporting are all possible requirements from a PM perspective.
3. Serves as a repository for all assets used during the execution of a project. All documentation, correspondence, creative assets (or links to other repositories as appropriate) are all captured in a single place where anyone working on the project can get to them.
4. Some back-end integration with Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon) and TenRox may be required. Solomon is our financials system that is used for budget tracking, invoicing and job cost accounting. TenRox is the tool we use for time entry on jobs. Both systems use SQL Server as their back-end database.
We have found a number of off-the-shelf Sharepoint solutions that may do one or two of these things well, but none that do all of them to the degree we require.
This project will entail assisting with the selection of the best "starting point" Sharepoint templates and customizing them to the degree necessary to satisfy the above objectives.