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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)


In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s

department hierarchy  in almost every IT department I have worked over the past 15 years, in my various roles as a business systems analyst, to project manager for both SMBs and large corporations, the MS suite of products was used as the primary tool for documenting project management. MS Project was used to manage project scope and milestones, track deliverables, and manage resources. MS Visio was used to document and flowchart process models. MS PowerPoint was used for end-user training, as a tool to make presentations to Read More

The TEC Quick Case for Tero Software


Tero Software specializes in maintenance and asset management solutions for small and medium businesses. This Quick Case for Tero Software provides concise background information, which is oriented toward organizations considering its Web Work solution.

department hierarchy  Washington''s police department. The department is responsible for maintaining approximately sixty buildings and facilities, as well as overseeing inventory that includes a fleet of about 1,600 vehicles. To complicate this, the WSP has several divisions, including a supply division and an electronic services division, and had to deal with the inefficiencies of maintaining separate databases for each division. Tero helped solve this problem through a series of meetings that got the divisions working as a Read More

Why Most Balanced Scorecards are Subverted


Business and IT managers have failed to get at the root cause of Balanced Scorecard ineffectiveness. Getting the most from corporate data will continue to be elusive until business management strategy and data management architecture are aligned.

department hierarchy  level; causing companies, divisions, department, and work teams to become interdependent. More than likely, this will put a strain on functional leaders not experienced in solving cross-functional problems. Failure to address the IT issues related to the quality and availability of non-financial data, forces companies to rely only on the data they have and/or trust (hint: the financials). Lead indicators of performance such as customer, organization, and employee metrics take the back burner or are Read More

The Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators


Analog Devices was the first company to implement a balanced scorecard company-wide on an Executive Information System. In fact, it has been running for 13 years. One of the major lessons that Analog learned was to trust the lead and lag relationship between non-financial and financial measures. This note was based in part from an interview with Art Schneiderman, pioneer of the balanced scorecard concepts at Analog Devices and Bob Stasey, VP of Quality at Analog Devices.

department hierarchy  are made at the department level, this information is passed up to the core process in a second performance feedback loop. Adjustments are made to inventory to satisfy external financial reporting needs and the information is fed back into the goal setting process (i.e., the goals are set more aggressively). The time span of decision-making at this level is longer and executives should resist micro-managing and leave that to the responsible workgroup. Managers at the core process level need only enough Read More

Information Architecture in Office SharePoint Server


Before any medium-to-large company implements Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007, it’s important to become familiar with the process that may occur. Included in this practical scenario, using a fictional company, are typical approach and implementation techniques that may come up when planning, customizing, and deploying Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007. Learn more about the features and functionality available.

department hierarchy  running operations. All other department or division level site collections were limited to a 15 GB quota, or moved into dedicated databases with 100 GB, again as the maximum database size. It was a compromise between the SQL team and the operations team, as well as design considerations for the information architecture. An existing site collection can be moved in its entirety to a new Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web application or server through simple backup and restore. Now that Fabrikam Industries Read More

How Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge


To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department in your company, and time away from fighting fires to focus on priorities, problem solving, and marketing strategy. We examine how you can gain reliable, accessible information from efficient, integrated IT systems—and use that information to make faster, smarter decisions.

department hierarchy  on visibility into every department, into past perfor- mance, and into future projections. Information visibility enables both big- picture strategic thinking and fast-action tactical savvy. Most important, cultivate buy-in from the people who must fully embrace the technology. While integrated business management systems can counteract human-error pitfalls, they are only as good as the people who will adopt and use them. With limited resources and IT expertise, small and midsize business- es must pay Read More

Case Study: Poudre Valley Health System


In 2006, Poudre Valley Health System (PVHS) was about to open a new hospital in Colorado (US). PVHS’s human resources (HR) department saw the need to change some existing processes, including the method of referencing job candidates. After one year of using a new HR hiring process solution, PVHS was able to predict supervisor evaluations of new hires and had the potential to save over $850,000 (USD). Learn more.

department hierarchy  the organization''s Human Resources department identified the need to modify some existing processes including the method of reference checking job candidates. PVHS began replacing the timeconsuming process of reference checking by telephone with a more efficient method that uses a web-based 360o procedure. Within a study based on the first year that Poudre Valley Health System began using SkillSurvey''s Pre-Hire 360®, they: successfully predicted supervisor evaluations of new hires saw a significant Read More

The Intranet Has Come a Long Way: Where is it Going Next?


The intranet was born from the marriage of two opposing business initiatives. The word processing department was cutting costs by eliminating the printed telephone directory and the information systems department was trying to find any reason for playing with HTML. Well, maybe not exactly, but not too far from the truth. What lies on the horizon for this collaboration technology?

department hierarchy  initiatives. The word processing department was cutting costs by eliminating the printed telephone directory and the information systems department was trying to find any reason for playing with HTML. Well, maybe not exactly, but not too far from the truth. What lies on the horizon for this collaboration technology? Whenever my (not so) hypothetical Word Processing Department manager friend released a new Corporate Telephone Directory she would hold a lottery. The one who guessed how may complaints would Read More

Should E-Business Be Inside or Outside of IT?


All the recent management trends from Continuous Improvement to Business Process Re-engineering have had the same issue we see with E-Business. They have enterprise-wide implications and tend to become part of the corporate department that started the initiative. This article recommends a more strategic business approach.

department hierarchy  ability of any one department to operate independently Creating another interface in relationships with suppliers, customers, and internal departments to promote the companies E-business agenda. Influencing the priorities of IT by creating a powerful lobby for IT resources, thus competing with other corporate IT priorities If the company creates a separate E-Business organization, the existing functional departments that have E-Business initiatives will find that their initiatives will be subject to the Read More

Making the Business Case for HR Investments during Economic Crisis


Automation of human resources (HR) processes and integration across various functions can provide visibility into and analysis of the workforce. Having a single reliable source of information is key to enabling this visibility, which in turn can enable your company to align skills with business objectives. Learn more about how you can optimize your HR systems to meet your current—and future—human capital management needs.

department hierarchy  Development . The HR department in most organizations is primarily concerned with everything related to the management of the employee life cycle, from recruiting and hiring to retaining, training, ongoing development, and finally separation or retirement. For HR, the benefits of implementing automated systems are fairly clear and include improved efficiency and enhanced consistency, particularly in those organizations that rely heavily on manual and standalone processes. However, deploying HR systems can Read More

Case Study: Burlington Coat Factory


When department store retail chain Burlington Coat Factory faced the challenge of efficiently handling workforce management processes across 417 stores in 44 states, it began seeking a replacement for its antiquated and cumbersome systems. Find out how the company chose a new solution that helped streamline time and attendance, improve payroll accuracy, and provide managers with easy-to-use reporting and analytics tools.

department hierarchy  Burlington Coat Factory When department store retail chain Burlington Coat Factory faced the challenge of efficiently handling workforce management processes across 417 stores in 44 states, it began seeking a replacement for its antiquated and cumbersome systems. Find out how the company chose a new solution that helped streamline time and attendance, improve payroll accuracy, and provide managers with easy-to-use reporting and analytics tools. Read More

Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better


Although the human resources department has long been seen as a necessary evil at best, the scope of human resources management systems (HRMS) has been extended to include recruiting, competency management, training, time management, performance management, and so forth.

department hierarchy  to transform the HR department from a lowly cost center, a necessary evil, and a gaggle of boring pen pushers and record keepers (and other derided whatnots), into a strategic and crucial part of any competitive business. In other words, for a long time HR management has been the enterprise function or organization responsible for mundane staffing and personnel issues, such as hiring, employment policies, handling pay, retirement plans, and benefits. It encompassed applications for handling Read More

Generating Revenue from Service


A CRM solution, to be successful, has to support cross-business processes and a number of operations within the business, from Marketing to Service, including Sales. This integration of what, historically, has been treated as very separate parts of the organization, provides the opportunity to rethink existing operational mechanisms.

department hierarchy  prerogative of the sales department and is why most sales personnel are measured by volume of sales and not margin. In addition, there is an assumption that as long as the volume of sales is maximized and the rest of the operation is cost controlled, the margins will be delivered. In most service environments this is not the case, particularly when sales become value based, not cost based: the need to manage by margin, as well as volume, puts a very different pressure on the business. This is Read More

8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud


With organizations looking for new ways to cut costs and increase productivity, cloud computing has become a popular trend. In the most common form of cloud computing, vendors offer software via the Internet in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Many of the benefits of this model can be translated to desktop management. Learn how SaaS principles are being applied to offer companies desktop-as-a-service (DaaS).

department hierarchy  or another, the IT department has been handed down requirements to ensure their organization''s mission-critical data is backed up regularly and able to be easily recovered. This responsibility alone has been a time-intensive process for many IT departments. Now, with DaaS, the responsibility for backing up data is placed on the service provider. Backups are performed remotely on a frequent basis depending on your needs and data is stored in at least two different locations in case one of the service Read More