Hiring on Assumptions Is Not Cost-effective

The importance of resource selection is undervalued in the software industry. But in fact, the resource selection process is directly related to software development mission success. The in-house interview process typically fails to achieve comprehensive in-depth skills assessment, and is not cost-effective. However, you can improve matters by integrating external technical skills assessment expertise into the hiring process.

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Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP

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Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization. Read More

Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions

To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More

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