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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.

feature breakdown structure  defense contract. Its primary feature is the calculation of all time for all activities from the beginning to an end of a project. The process determines the date by when an activity can start and end without making the overall project completion date delayed. The methodologies described above were refined and modified for use in MS Project. This product was developed in 1987 for Microsoft by a firm which was contracted to assist in managing software development production timelines. Subsequently,

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Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems


Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented organizations have special accounting needs. Find out more about those needs, along with recommendations for what solutions you should be taking a closer look at.

feature breakdown structure  The managing-the-project process would feature the following detailed steps: create opportunity plan, establish detailed scope of services, create project plan with work breakdown structure (WBS), establish task schedules, search and add resources to plan, establish budget at resource level, add consultant and expenses to project plan, add direct costs for plan, establish profit performance, save baseline budget, monitor time and expense costs, monitor schedule projected profit and revenue, and submit Read More

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


Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment, and also analyzed the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely represented by Deltek Vision [evaluate this product]. Part II then analyzed the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s

feature breakdown structure  complex organizations), will likely feature Microsoft .NET Framework -based more scalable architecture. The upcoming CAM dashboard would be another exciting innovation, since on major programs, CAMs act as specialists for specific components of that program. But at this stage, I am only at liberty to hint that this functionality should greatly enhance (dare I say revolutionize?) the way A&D firms manage program performance. In the meantime, we will have to stay tuned for more product's details and the Read More

Niche Software at Its Best


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feature breakdown structure  automation application. Another notable feature is Vision's user interface (UI) and Vision Dashboard. Both are completely customizable Web pages. The UI acts as the portal through which all employees interact with the system. Even though these are Web pages, they have been designed to look and act like standard windows forms. Vision Dashboard contains as many dash parts (graphs and other data) as the user requires. As additional dash parts are added, the web page expands supporting automatic vertical and Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5, which includes several new features and enhancements in the product's Foundation Series, Financial Series, Project Series and Service Series of modules. This part covers the vendor’s challenges and makes user recommendations.

feature breakdown structure  due to minimal manufacturing features and despite detailed and unlimited hierarchical work breakdown structures (WBS) in the project setup, the MBS Solomon Project is not suitable for heavy construction or capital investment project opportunities. Further, given Microsoft's intended foray into the reporting sector of the broader BI market with its recent unveiling of SQL Server Reporting Services , slated for a foreseeable future, may seriously strain partnership with Crystal Decisions, which could Read More

Adonix + CIMPRO = A Feature-Rich Process ERP Product, But With Challenges


Adonix is fulfilling its promise to bring a full Process ERP offering to the mid-market. The new Adonix X3 Process automates and integrates the complex formula management and planning requirements of process manufacturers, however, the vendor needs to resolve knowledge and experience issues with the existing sales force and partners and any new channel partners.

feature breakdown structure  + CIMPRO = A Feature-Rich Process ERP Product, But With Challenges Event Summary Adonix ( www.adonix.com ), a privately held French enterprise applications provider for mid-sized mixed-mode manufacturing and distribution companies, is shipping its new Adonix X3 Process Suite . When Adonix acquired the CIMPRO product from MAI Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: NOW), a provider of business solutions to the hospitality industry, in December 2002, it promised to use the CIMPRO application base as a starting point Read More

How Project Management Can Help Manufacturers


Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management and project management: The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric and Weather the Recession with Project ERP. I agree with the respective authors that the project-driven management approach can help companies improve their

feature breakdown structure  Project Management Can Help Manufacturers Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management and project management: The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric and Weather the Recession with Project ERP . I agree with the respective authors that the project-driven management approach can help companies improve their businesses in any kind of economic situation, whether during a Read More

Internet-based Phone Service for Small to Midsize Companies


Typically, the cost of feature-rich and scalable business phone systems prevents small businesses from purchasing these powerful tools in the initial stages of their growth. Thus, new companies generally choose standard business phone lines from their local phone company along with multi-line phones. With voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology, however, small businesses now have a cost-effective, feature-rich alternative.

feature breakdown structure  homes, a powerful business feature set along with local and long distance for a fraction of the cost of both the low-feature multi-line phones or the feature-rich PBX. “The Packet8 Virtual Office phone system brings us all together. With a virtual PBX, our customers think were all in the same office. They call one number and it’s like they are calling one office. They just listen to the auto-attendant and press the extension number of the person they need to talk with. Our customers need to speak to Read More

IP Telephony 201: The Nuts and Bolts of VoIP


In IP Telephony 101, I looked at the pros and cons of IP telephony, and a few of the considerations you should explore before making the switch to VoIP. We’ll turn now to the nitty-gritty of VoIP systems: the architecture, the equipment, the network structure, the software, and what you can expect to pay. But before we start, let’s get WAN and LAN out of the way. A LAN (local area

feature breakdown structure  capabilities. Call routing, messaging features, remote administration, e-mail integration, video, conferencing… Be sure to conduct a thorough evaluation of your business processes and requirements before succumbing to the allure of bells and whistles you may not need. How Much? Well, you get what you pay for… the price can range from under 100 dollars to connect a few computers in a home office, to tens of thousands of dollars for an enterprise organization with thousands of users. For medium-sized Read More

Systems Management Buyer's Guide


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feature breakdown structure  they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions. Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013


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feature breakdown structure  trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall responsibility for supply chain applications kicked it off. Read More

Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (Part 2: 1010data and Illuminate)


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feature breakdown structure  a couple of characteristic features in the way most innovative vendors are addressing this space. One refers to database transparency, which means that the database is exploited by the user without an awareness of the technical infrastructure that supports it (connection to data sources, language programming complexity, etc.), and the other is high performance to analyze large sets of data in just a few minutes or even seconds. Most software providers are paving the way to new avenues by taking advantage Read More

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Compaq's 8-CPU Intel Servers: the New "Big Iron"


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