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The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software
The case against modifying enterprise software is a strong one. Standard software offerings are the products of millions of dollars of research, development

excel project timeline  software packages like Microsoft Excel , many users will refer to these modifications as Wizards . It is natural for users to desire a single-screen way to do things. For the uninitiated user, it makes sense that the new software package would require less thought, effort, and time with these Wizard modifications. But there is a steep, slippery slope towards automating all of a user''s tasks so they can simply push one button that does their job so they can go home! And after using a new enterprise Read More...
Financial Reporting, Planning, and Budgeting As Necessary Pieces of EPM Part One: Executive Summary
Enterprise performance management (EPM) is an emerging portfolio of applications and methodologies with business intelligence (BI) architectures and

excel project timeline  are still completed in Excel spreadsheets, which wreaks havoc for business analysts and IT personnel as they try to figure out complicated links and how to import and export data to and from the spreadsheets. Contrary to that, the collaborative capabilities offered by software analytic products should save time and help improve the quality of the final budget, making it more realistic and accurate. Users can collaborate using features such as automatic e-mail notification of upcoming deadlines and a Read More...
Is Your Enterprise Application on a Road to Nowhere?
Consolidation is a well-documented trend and is to be expected in the market for enterprise applications. This article outlines the evolution of the enterprise

excel project timeline  your enterprise application. The Excel spreadsheet you are working on may contain the quarterly budget forecast, or it might relate to the marketing plan. It would be nice to be able to import that information seamlessly back into the enterprise application. In fact, wouldn''t it be better if the enterprise application also kept track of the spreadsheet so you wouldn''t need to worry about where the latest revision is or who may have access to it? To get the most value from the loosely coupled Read More...
The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software
Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core

excel project timeline  consumer product like Microsoft Excel may be a familiar benchmark for many employees, but when you open Excel, you are looking at a blank spreadsheet. An enterprise software package, however, is not a blank slate. It is loaded with parameters and safeguards that prevent users from entering incorrect data, violating accounting rules and otherwise running afoul of established business practices. It is natural that an individual software user would want all of the freedom of Excel with none of the Read More...
How Supply Chain Projects Morph Into Black Holes
For all but a few astronomers, black holes are unknown in the realm of ordinary experience. Analogs do exist, however, in the more terrestrial domain of

excel project timeline  Basic for Applications) and Excel. This required four additional weeks at roughly $60,000 per week: Three additional weeks of interviews with planners to understand the metrics and development work by a VBA programmer Followed by one additional week of testing by the frustrated and increasingly skeptical planners.   In spite of the efforts, the completed solution was an unsatisfactory compromise between mitigating budget overrun and delivering the required reporting capabilities. Underlying problems 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

excel project timeline  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...
Improving Project Decision Making and Reducing Exposure Through Risk Management
Formalized risk management is underused in project management, where the focus is typically on schedule and budget. This affects most aspects of a project

excel project timeline  Project Decision Making and Reducing Exposure Through Risk Management Formalized risk management is underused in project management, where the focus is typically on schedule and budget. This affects most aspects of a project, including evaluation, selection, planning, execution, and control. How many project decisions are made without formally evaluating the potential consequences? When budgets are tight and competition is fierce, this question is more relevant than ever. Read More...
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

excel project timeline  tools such as Word, Excel and MS-Project. They also provide mechanisms to manage the work register and set of rudimentary metrics such as schedule variance. Software estimation functionality is almost non-existent in these packages. Componentbased tracking is also absent. Task Centric Vis-à-vis Component Centric of Scheduling and tracking tools These scheduling & tracking tools are based on PERT / CPM (Program Evaluation and Review Technique / Critical Path Method). PERT came out of research background Read More...
User Recommendations for Project-oriented Software
Selecting the right project-oriented software may depend on the specific requirements of the industry niches in which an organization competes. But since not

excel project timeline  used to (including Microsoft Excel , Microsoft Office SharePoint Services , Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager , and the rest of the Microsoft system product lineup), or directly within the application itself. Built on Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services , it also fully integrates with SQL Server 2000/2005 . Microsoft Dynamics SL supports several third-party collections management applications that will help users manage their accounts receivable. As indicated earlier, a project is not Read More...
How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success
An estimated two-thirds of IT projects aren’t completed on time or budget, while 15 percent are cancelled entirely. But your IT project doesn’t have to be a

excel project timeline  to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success Logic Software is a leading custom software development and outsourcing company in its field.Some of the World''s most successful Independent Software Vendors. Source : Logic Software Resources Related to How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success : Information Technology (IT) (Wikipedia) How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success Project Management is also known as : Project Management Application , Project Read More...
How to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 2: Improving Team Communication
Statistics show that nearly one-fifth of IT projects make it to the finish line@so project planners need to be aware of the primary factors that can ruin a

excel project timeline  to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 2: Improving Team Communication Statistics show that nearly one-fifth of IT projects make it to the finish line—so project planners need to be aware of the primary factors that can ruin a project, and how to prevent them from happening. One of the biggest obstacles is poor team communication, even when you have the best talent and a good work environment. Learn about the top three techniques that can help you get your people working together as a team. Read More...
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

excel project timeline  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 Interviewing stakeholders and developing the transactional and Read More...
Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide

excel project timeline  success of organization. True excellence can only be achieved when standardized procedures, tools, training and support functions are well established, implemented, and continuously improved upon. Your organization will most likely already have processes in place that are relevant to PPM, for example, processes for planning and budgeting, project management, risk management, and resource management. Elements of these processes may need to be refined or expanded. In addition to defining those new Read More...
IP Telephony: Project Definition Guide
You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition

excel project timeline  Telephony: Project Definition Guide You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence. Read More...

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