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IT Project Failure: Reading Avon’s Tea Leaves
Failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are nothing new. But the latest and costly failure at Avon supports the trend that corporate

it project failure example  have been many high-profile IT failures reported in the media, not sparing almost any enterprise software provider. Coincidentally or not, these stories tend to come in waves, such as the recent ones involving troubled projects of SAP and its major global system integration partners.   Think of California’s state lawsuit over a payroll software implementation , the issues regarding an asset management system for the government of Australia's Northern Territory, or the recent data-entry problems and Read More...
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
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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

it project failure example  on and make sure it does not stop at project meetings and extends to decisions that impact project scope and resources. Identify executive support necessary for project success. Look for two types of executives in this step: Top Level Executives and User Executives. Top Level Executive support drives User Executive support and can motivate entire user community through involvement in project communication, kick-off meetings and rollout meetings. They also approve budgets and ensure the project team Read More...
The Keys to Effective Project Governance Leadership
Project Sponsor.com conducted a three-year research program on project governance. The findings turned up some surprising facts on how project governance is

it project failure example  just about every major IT project disaster in the past 20 years has had a governance team (or sponsor and steering committee, as it is also known as) of experienced executives who, in this context, did not know what it was doing. And when their projects failed, they fired the project manager! To ensure the success of the project and full realization of the business benefits, project teams must communicate and transfer accountabilities effectively to the governance team, but the prerequisite is that the Read More...
Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right
Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who really

it project failure example  project business objectives? Is it when the project is late or over budget? Is it when the software works but does not produce the benefits sought? The answer to all these questions is, maybe. Failure can be many things, and the definition is what the people involved think it should be. As a matter of fact, most projects have their objectives or measurement of success redefined before they are declared failures so they can be called successes. Assigning blame is human; we need to do it to make ourselves Read More...
Find the Software's Fatal Flaws to Avoid Failure
For any business, software needs exist which will prove difficult to satisfy. Application packages will have fatal flaws where they do not meet these needs

it project failure example  of expectations of what it means to have x . The vendor who eventually supplied the software heard the need for x and applied a different meaning to the term x . During the entire evaluation cycle, the buyer looked at the surface of x and assumed what was underneath. The seller showed the surface of x and never went into details. Both parties thought they were communicating effectively. Both parties thought that the need for x was satisfied. Not until they were in a detailed pilot program did the Read More...
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

it project failure example  a project’s success, and it is very important that project managers use the right types of communication during a project. Types of Project Management Communication The issues project managers (PMs) have to communicate about on a regular basis include 1. buy-in and acceptance of major project decisions and milestones 2. acquiring resources and managing budgets 3. providing status reports on project schedule and deliverables 4. providing classroom training and preparing user guides 5. negotiations with Read More...
What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…
A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is

it project failure example  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More...
Bridging the IT Talent Gap
Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy@but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals

it project failure example  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. Read More...
Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways

it project failure example  IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality. Read More...
ALDEA IT Consulting
ALDEA is an impartial management consulting firm located in Poland. It started business as the IT services and consulting department of HLB Frackowiak i

it project failure example  IT Consulting ALDEA is an impartial management consulting firm located in Poland. It started business as the IT services and consulting department of HLB Frackowiak i Wspólnicy, the largest Polish financial auditing company, and a member of one of the largest consulting groups in Poland. ALDEA is an accredited service provider within the framework of the SOP ICE EU programme implemented by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development in the field of innovations and new technologies. Read More...
ERP vs Project-Based Solutions - Which is Right for You?
Are project-based solutions (PBS)—a new type of ERP for complex, engineer-to-order companies facing rapid change—right for you?

it project failure example  project-based Solutions,PBS,enterprise resource planning,ERP,enterprise asset management,EAM,engineer-to-order,ETO,configure-to-order,CTO,make-to-order,MTO,IFS white paper,IFS Read More...
Daptiv Project Portfolio Management Selected By Delta Dental
Daptiv has announced that Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) selected the Daptiv Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to help it improve efficiency and

it project failure example  (PPM) solution to help it improve efficiency and accuracy in managing primarily information technology (IT) projects. DDNJ is a New Jersey dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.5 million people through contracts with employers in New Jersey and Connecticut. The Daptiv software-as-a-service (SaaS)–based PPM solution will help DDNJ streamline processes, standardize projects, and manage resources across the organization. The Daptiv solution was chosen by Delta Dental Read More...
How Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times
Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. Now, project managers may be connecting

it project failure example  of an ongoing enterprise with a project in order to achieve certain defined goals, or use projects in a recurring way. Discover the many benefits manufacturers can realize by adopting a management-by-project approach with project-centric ERP software. Read More...

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