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Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part III
You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t

j positive words  Joseph J. Strub - January 2, 2004 Introduction You are about to embark on an important project. Perhaps the project is implementing an ERP package, getting critical applications ready for the busy season, or setting up a warehouse and inventory for radio frequency operations. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. In Part I

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Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part II, reasons 7, 6, and 5 focus on preparing the team to undertake the project and generally giving them the confidence to do it.

j positive words  Joseph J. Strub - January 1, 2004 Introduction You are about to embark on an important project. Perhaps the project is implementing an ERP package, getting critical applications ready for the busy season, or setting up a warehouse and inventory for radio frequency operations. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This Read More

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Having traditionally done implementations via their product delivery organization, IFS and Intentia also have long exhibited a focus on product quality and customer satisfaction, which manifests into a lasting relationship with each client. However like other enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software vendors, Intentia and IFS need to string together several quarters of profitability to restore consumer confidence and long-term stability.

j positive words  IFS Applications 2004 with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) interface (dubbed IFS Service Oriented Component Architecture ), and thereby further bases IFS' modules on open standards, they should more readily be integrated into a company's existing IT ecosystem. Challenges to Both Vendors Looking ahead, both vendors are moving to web services and composite applications. IFS' first composite application has recently been developed with partner ABB for process and energy industries and is currently Read More

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