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Deltek PPM and EVM Products
Deltek Cobra is a powerful earned value software solution that allows project driven businesses to control costs, measure earned value, and comply with

evm project  PPM and EVM Products Deltek Cobra is a powerful earned value software solution that allows project driven businesses to control costs, measure earned value, and comply with mandated reporting requirements. Deltek Open Plan is an enterprise-wide project management system that offers the power and flexibility to complete large or multiple projects on time and on budget. WelcomHome provides browser-based access to live project and cost information, supporting timely decision-making to keep projects on

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2)


In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software and concluded that they were similar in many respects. • Design The project blueprint and design stage where are all Business Process Models are developed • Modeling

evm project  and earned value management (EVM). This modular, integrated suite provides selective information to project participants, from CEOs, to project managers, to team members. Epicor Epicor for Service Enterprises 8.1 adds enhanced PPM, contingent workforce management, and advanced collaboration and customization capabilities, all enabling greater planning, performance, and execution. Primavera Primavera offers professional and new product development services. Its solutions include role-based dashboards, Read More

From Shoestring Budget to Millions: The Road Ahead for an Enterprise Management Software Vendor


Indisputably, Deltek remains an enterprise applications vendor of choice for project-based businesses. With its recent capital infusion and product deliveries, it has taken some critical steps towards creating even more value for its customers.

evm project  Medium Businesses . While EVM is meant to be added to both Deltek Costpoint and GCS Premier (but not to Deltek Vision, which already has the capability), PPM modules such as portfolio management, risk management, project scheduling, project analytics, and so on, are currently planned for Costpoint, although the intent, strategy, and actual product set allows for integration to any back-office solution. More Opportunities and Challenges While the Deltek strategy to shore up its current install base and to Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations


The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.

evm project  extract WBS data for EVM (and then not having real-time data), and the inability to look at costs to date on a specific project versus budget to date on that project. For those that are less project accounting astute, BCWP, ACWP, and budgeted cost of work scheduled (BCWS) are only some of the major project cost metrics. Still, with them, one can measure any project's performance. For example, comparing BCWS to BCWP provides schedule variance , while the relationship of BCWP to ACWP provides cost variance Read More

One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part II


Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment. The continued cash-generating operation has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. The previous blog post also talked about the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely

evm project  all the projects where EVM is mandated. The Deltek EPM solution set [ evaluate some of these products ] accordingly incorporates all aspects needed to manage project performance.  From material management, time collection and cost accounting (within enterprise resource planning [ERP ] systems like Costpoint) to cost management, EVM, scheduling, and risk management.  This information rolls into analytic reporting and then down into dashboards for easy viewing via the Deltek WelcomHome project Read More

Controlling Project Cost Overruns


This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed.

evm project  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More

Project Portfolio Management for Internal IT


Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance.

evm project  Portfolio Management for Internal IT Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance. Read More

Design to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System


In today’s demanding project delivery environment, meeting contract deadlines is paramount. Companies are under pressure to rapidly establish plans, isolate deliverables, and deliver quality products. Learn about a project delivery management system that can help you streamline collaboration between business units, ensuring each step is monitored and controlled so you can deliver your project on time and on budget.

evm project  to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System The ProjectFit™ Project Delivery Management System (PDMS) gives Project Managers the ability to structure projects into manageable sized packages across many different cost centres and budgets. Source : DynamicFit Business Solutions Resources Related to Design to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System : Project delivery method (Wikipedia) Design to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System Delivery Management is also known as : Project Read More

KPI's: Key Project Impeders


Paying attention to the human nature factors of a project will not overcome poor software selection or poor software design. However, being aware of these factors can minimize project delays, frustrations of team members, and not delivering expected results. Learn about some of these factors and how they can be avoided.

evm project  s: Key Project Impeders Introduction In my best Andy Rooney impersonation, Have you ever wondered what prevents IT projects from fully meeting expectations on time and on budget? It may not be due to the software. It may not be due to the people. It may, however, be due to not paying sufficient attention to the speed bumps in the project lifecycle that present obstacles to the basic human nature in all of us. In his article, Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up - Not Down, Not Left, Not Right . Read More

Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics


Product, project, process, and people represent the four areas of PLM analytics that may help PLM user organizations develop better products, improve the product development process, increase operational efficiency, and better measure employee performance, respectively.

evm project  Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics After a product lifecycle management (PLM) system has been implemented and used for a while, the accumulated data within the system becomes valuable. This data not only supports daily operations but it also has the potential to help companies to better understand historical performance and predict the future, if it can be interpreted properly. In fact, reporting and analytics has been a part of some PLM offerings for a while. For instance, Read More

8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan


Today’s project management offices (PMOs) must optimize their project plans while managing complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates, and reducing resource costs. Decisions made based on the construction and interpretation of these plans have crucial consequences for the projects themselves, for the people involved, and for profits. Discover eight strategies to improve your project plans.

evm project  Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan What PMOs are facing today can be summarized as follows: They have to optimize their project plans, while managing several complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates and, at the same time, reducing resource costs Source: PlanningForce Resources Related to 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan : Project Plan (Wikipedia) Project Management Office (PMO) (Wikipedia) 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan Project Planning is also known as : Plan Read More

IT Project Risk Assessment


Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success.

evm project  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More

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

evm project  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 role in the area of software Read More

Project Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management


A project's success is determined by the diverse stakeholder expectations. If some see return on investment as their primary stake, others may focus on profitability—meaning that stakeholder communication tools are only as good as their adaptability to stakeholder dynamics.

evm project  Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management In project management, success or failure is determined by stakeholders, not project managers. Thus, a project portfolio management (PPM) vendor's raison d'tre is to facilitate stakeholder communications so that project expectations are met. However, project management office (PMO) leaders and project-centric organizations cite the lack of stakeholder management methodologies and tools in their PPM initiatives as one of their Read More