X
Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 format project brief


Project Management Communication: Developing a Plan (Part 2 Of 3)
Frequently when project teams convene to discuss post-project reviews, project team members feel that if communication had been better, the project would have

format project brief  members. The type of information to post on the web site includes team members’ names, title, photo, and if possible, a brief bio. Other items to include are the scope of the project, the charter work breakdown schedule (charter WBS), and the various phases of the project life cycle, including deliverables, milestones, and responsible parties. Project templates, an organizational change management plan, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and quality assurance (QA) documents and schedule should also be

Read More


Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services, Development Services, Security Services, License Support and Applicability, Training and Community Participation, High-Level Market Characteristics 

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » format project brief

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

format project brief  here I’ll give some information and my thoughts on PTC’s integration of the Servigistics products into its existing product line. Servigistics Service Exchange was on a separate track than PTC Live, with about 250 attendees (PTC Live had about 1,900 attendees from over 460 companies). PTC ran the Service Exchange event separate from PTC Live Global as a thought leadership event, targeting a different level and roles than the PTC Live Global event. Given the short time since the Servigistics Read More

Executive Brief: 3 Key Success Strategies for Insurance, Banks, and Financial Services


Financial services organizations are always looking for ways to improve business processes to implement tighter control—and improve the bottom line. But finding new ways to boost efficiency is challenging. One strategy for success is to improve the use and allocation of resources in order to eliminate errors from duplicate data entry. Discover more about this strategy and two others, as well as how they can benefit you.

format project brief  back-of-mind. However, insight into information, processes, and events can be one of your most powerful assets. And the ultimate way to success? Bringing back-office insight to front-of-mind. Let's turn now to the three key success strategies for tighter controls and an improved bottom line. Success Strategy 1: Improving Use and Allocation of Resources   The Context Ask any CFO, financial manager, or comptroller to point to the prime cause of operational inefficiency, and they'll tell you it's Read More

Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT


For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT industry in general.

format project brief  applications in market app format such as Amazon’s AWS and Rackspace , another component of the industrialization of IT. A good conclusion for this article can be nicely put using Paul Cormier words, in the context of Red Hat’s view around the evolution of the enterprise IT industry: As the cloud enters the computing mainstream, and applications, not infrastructure, become the focus of enterprise IT, the operating system takes on greater importance in supporting the application and the Read More

Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help


Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines. But which software offerings are best placed to help drug manufacturers comply with the new guidelines?

format project brief  can typically dictate the format and content of the pedigree data, so long as they comply with the local state's requirements. The key to the pedigree data is twofold: (1) the 18-digit pedigree ID, and (2) knowing what you are receiving before you receive it. The first five digits designate the manufacturer, and are assigned by EPCGlobal , an industry-entrusted organization created to establish the global standard for real-time, automatic identification. The next 12 digits make up a sequential number, 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 of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

format project brief  in the areas of Information Technology and Management and development of software products that are reliable and rich in functionality for organizations that are in software development, construction and manufacturing. Source : Chemuturi Consultants Resources Related to Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools : Program (or Project) Evaluation and Review Technique(PERT) (Wikipedia) The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools Project Management Tools is also known as : Project Management 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

format project brief  planning, reporting and importing information to update the project plan. The constraints that I experienced are no doubt limiting factors which others have experienced in the utilization of MS Project: • Not Scalable In a large project rollout (i.e. greater than 400 deliverables) it is difficult to manage large-scale enterprise projects using only MS Project. • Resource Management Allocations MS Project makes an assumption that there are no limitations on your available resources. This makes Read More

Ten Keys for Project Success


Any project represents significant effort in terms of justifying resource allocation and expense. Project failure may not only diminish or eliminate expected benefits, but also damage existing tools and processes. There are ten key steps for project success; many of these steps occur concurrently, and are important focal points for teams and executives contemplating initiating projects.

format project brief  planning. Armed with this information, establish the project scope with specific expectations for success. Be clear on critical dates for key deliverables. If the gap analysis identifies a great deal of change and effort to reach the end vision, use a phased delivery approach. Creating several phases to a project enables the team to avoid over design. Multiple short projects increases speed to benefit by delivering incremental gains as they are available and does not require the project to wait for the Read More

Genius Project


Genius Project is designed for different users, including team members, project managers, executives, and stakeholders. Genius Project provides standard templates, such as PMI, PRINCE2, and Six Sigma that can integrate into organizational processes. Genius Project is a project management solution with a number of tools, including portfolio management, project tracking, cost and budget tracking, planning tools, centralized resources management, timesheets, advanced reporting, process and workflow support, document management, risk management, and collaboration features.

format project brief  Project Genius Project is designed for different users, including team members, project managers, executives, and stakeholders. Genius Project provides standard templates, such as PMI, PRINCE2, and Six Sigma that can integrate into organizational processes. Genius Project is a project management solution with a number of tools, including portfolio management, project tracking, cost and budget tracking, planning tools, centralized resources management, timesheets, advanced reporting, process and workf Read More

TEC Helps Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate PPM or Project Portfolio Management Software


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center, to help project managers, consultants, and decision makers compare the most qualified PPM systems based on their own, unique priorities.

format project brief  result of inadequate vendor information and evaluation processes. Such losses are increasingly apparent within price-sensitive, small and medium enterprises, which require accurate IT information to be collected quickly and cost-effectively during software evaluation processes. According to TEC, selections for PPM, ERP, ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to accomplish what customers want, because customers did not begin their selection processes with a good understanding of their requirements. TEC 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 gamble. By knowing the most common causes of project failure, your company increases the potential for a successful project outcome. Learn more about how inadequate initial project planning can be one of your greatest obstacles to success—and how you can overcome it.

format project brief  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 Management Approach , Project Management Articles , Project Management Association , Project Management Best Practices , Project Management Certification , Project Management Checklist , Project Management Communications , Project Management Companies , Project Management Cost , Project Management Read More

Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management


Two models exist for implementing project portfolio management (PPM) systems: the engagement profitability model, and the budget alignment model. The former uses projects and programs as vehicles for managing revenue-generating engagements. The latter is an operational environment where project value varies, and project costs constitute an expense overhead. PPM can align these models to shorten engagements through standard implementation plans.

format project brief  or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Configuration Solutions’ seasoned staff of experienced ERP, product configuration, business, program management, manufacturing, and technical consultants offers clients a wealth of industry-specific knowledge and expertise—along with innovative 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 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.

format project brief  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

Mid-project Profitability Scorecard


As businesses grow, the size and complexity of their projects tends to increase as well. One challenge is staying on top of mid-project profitability as the combination of services, equipment, and post-sales support become more complex. Read further and know how to close the gap between sales, project delivery, post-sales support, and equipment management, and how to improve mid-project profitability and reduce project risk.

format project brief  project Profitability Scorecard As businesses grow, the size and complexity of their projects tends to increase as well. One challenge is staying on top of mid-project profitability as the combination of services, equipment, and post-sales support become more complex. Read further and know how to close the gap between sales, project delivery, post-sales support, and equipment management, and how to improve mid-project profitability and reduce project risk. Read More