The MST PM Server Configuration
A tailored project information systems architecture underlie the MST project management system.
This integrated systems architecture is a tailored adaptation of the systems architecture applied successfully to all MST projects. The core systems utilised by the project management team are tightly integrated to yield minimal duplication of information and effort, at all times ensuring efficiencies and effective decision making based on “one version of the truth”.
A distinguishing feature of the architecture is the leveraging of the MST Project Server, based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). The Server provides a unified environment for collaboration and information access, both to the internal project management team as well as externally to all other project stakeholders such as clients, vendors, contractors and other team members. This outward-facing Service is designed to provide an optimal balance between accessibility and security. Being internet-based, it allows for universal access, but the MOSS environment, as well as the firewalls implemented, enables tightly controlled securities for approved users, with permissions being controlled at any level down to individual documents and screens.