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The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration

critical path method  and Review Technique / Critical Path Method). PERT came out of research background from the development of Polaris project from the US Department of Defense and is intended to handle the uncertainty inherent to the research project and predict the completion date. CPM came out of construction industry and is intended to predict the completion date and possibly to pre-pone the completion date by infusing more resources. Both techniques are based on network diagrams. The underlying premises of these two Read More...
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Business process outsourcing (BPO) services manage critical front- and back-office processes that can include human resources and accounting as well as customer-related services such as contact cen...
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Using PKI to Protect Your Business Information
Interconnection between vendors, suppliers, customers and employees through ERP and CRM tools, has become a competitive edge. Like ERP and CRM infrastructures,

critical path method  it has become more critical. Information security can be summarized in three categories: Secure applications framework Intrusion detection and response Perimeter control Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) addresses the first of these categories. Secure applications framework implies that not only the software and hardware infrastructure exist but also that a cohesive plan, often called the security policy, has been put in place. In general terms, this security plan must consider people, business processes, Read More...
Remote Implementations--Why They Can Make $ense
Everything in the computer industry seems to be going off-shore, why not software implementations? This article looks at reasons why remote implementation of

critical path method  be your ticket. The critical success factors for remote implementations include Commitment Having your personnel available to work on an implementation when and as needed is important to any project. However, for a remote implementation the criticality of this factor is accentuated. While part of the cost savings of a remote implementation is achieved through the measured and controlled participation of the vendor's consulting staff, maximum use must be made when these resources are on-site. Flexibility Read More...
Deploying High-density Zones in a Low-density Data Center
New power and cooling technology allows for a simple and rapid deployment of self-contained high-density zones within an existing or new low-density data center

critical path method  requirements of the most critical set of assets. This type of design is extremely expensive both from a capital cost and operational cost perspective. A much more cost-effective design is to provide redundant power and cooling only where and when required. High-density zones allow for this targeted redundancy / availability approach by including redundant power and cooling modules when appropriate. Note that the core infrastructure such as chilled water piping and electrical service entrance must be Read More...
Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash
In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's

critical path method  unnecessary cash outflow is critical to success. It's a matter of assembling the right information in a way that causes the right, prioritized actions to be taken at the right time. The first step in the Rapid Inventory Reduction Methodology is to use Inventory Quality Ratio (IQR) logic to classify each item's inventory dollar balances as active, excess, slow-moving or no moving according to predetermined inventory planning parameters. The IQR provides a fast and effective method for profiling an Read More...
Mobile Unified Communications &Collaboration (UCC): The CIO’s Guide
Two trends in telecommunications are driving productivity and competitiveness in organizations today. UCC combines diverse business-critical communications

critical path method  today. UCC combines diverse business-critical communications capabilities into a single system, while mobile devices keep an increasingly mobile workforce connected to each other and to business processes from just about anywhere. But choosing the right mobility component for UCC becomes critical. Here’s what to consider when making your choice. Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives
There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

critical path method  Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make Read More...
SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use
In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a

critical path method  A Case for Mission Critical Use Introduction As any experienced production or operations manager will tell you, there is real challenge in manufacturing execution processes and that production planning and scheduling does not help. Everyday the manager comes across machines breaking down, bottlenecks in the production lines, human resource problems, wastage of time in machine changeovers, impossible product delivery deadlines, variable raw material quality, raw material unavailability etc. The list of Read More...
Service Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit
How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by

critical path method  Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition. Read More...
A Sure Bet: Implementing High Availability Internet
Internet access is now mission-critical for many enterprises. Yet the unpredictable nature of Internet bandwidth can put important applications at risk. For

critical path method  Internet access is now mission-critical for many enterprises. Yet the unpredictable nature of Internet bandwidth can put important applications at risk. For converged networks with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and data running at the same time, redundancy is a must-have, as IT managers strive to achieve the same levels of reliability phone users have come to expect. Read More...
Building Talent Pipelines
Organizations need to define, attract, and develop critical talent. This paper outlines a 12-step methodology for building critical talent pipelines and

critical path method  define, attract, and develop critical talent. This paper outlines a 12-step methodology for building critical talent pipelines and provides insights into strategy and initiatives. Read More...
The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software
If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of

critical path method  the functionality that is critical to your needs. Make sure to carefully evaluate the vendors’ responses to your RFI. Using Decision Support Systems A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program that helps users model their decision criteria, prioritize their requirements, evaluate their options, and make decisions. It’s one thing to compare options based on ten or twenty criteria, but when you’re evaluating complex software like an ERP system, it’s likely that you’ll have too many Read More...
Access to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses?
There is a perception that if business users are given access to enterprise databases and raw query tools, they will create havoc in the system, which is a

critical path method  to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses? Direct Access Rather Than a DW for Mid-Market? For a long time, data warehousing used to be synonymous with business intelligence (BI), to the extent that there is a deep ingrained belief that BI cannot be conducted without a data warehouse (DW). Indeed, when companies are dealing with a deluge of data, it helps to have a DW, since it offers large corporations the ability to leverage information assets to support enterprise reporting Read More...
Data Governance: Controlling Your Organization’s Mission-critical Information
Controlling your company’s key information through data governance is more than just good practice—it can make the difference between success and failure at

critical path method  Controlling Your Organization’s Mission-critical Information Controlling your company’s key information through data governance is more than just good practice—it can make the difference between success and failure at meeting compliance requirements and at arming your organization with a competitive edge. Read More...
APICS 2010 Conference: Right Path to Smart Software Selection
Join TEC for this free educational seminar: 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo Session: Getting on the Right Path to Sm...

critical path method  2010 Conference: Right Path to Smart Software Selection Selecting and implementing enterprise software is never easy. Clearly defining your objectives, requirements, and dealing with the mounds of data from vendors can be an overwhelming process—fraught with opportunities for error. And the stakes are high—the wrong enterprise software can have a disastrous effect on your company. Join TEC software selection experts at the 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to find out how to Read More...

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