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Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I
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

kickoff meeting  the objectives of a kickoff meeting beforehand and discuss how to obtain them in order to get a project off to a positive, momentum-gaining start. In Part I of this three-part series, we start the countdown of the 10 reasons or objectives of kickoff meeting, from the least to the most important. When setting the agenda for the project kickoff, use these articles as a checklist. While it may not lead to a standing ovation or a nomination for Best Director , awareness of the top 10 reasons can help Read More...
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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

kickoff meeting  plant and chaired the kickoff meeting. At this meeting, he did the presentation about market share. Ben scanned the biweekly status reports to stay informed about the accomplishments and challenges faced by the project team and the organization. Ben held weekly calls with each plant manager. The plant managers soon learned that one of his questions would be about the project. The question may be as general as How's the project going? or very specific based on the biweekly status reports. To quote Ben, Read More...
Product Lifecycle Management Challenges: From Solution Evaluation to Kickoff
In future, companies will be releasing products practically every other day, due to fierce global competition, and the significance of product lifecycle

kickoff meeting  of customization needs, and kickoff of the new system. Part Two of the series An Overview of Product Lifecycle Management Implementation Challenges . Implementation Management Once a vendor is selected, the company should consider how to manage the entire implementation. The following gives some idea of how to manage this important issue. i) Scope of work and establishing a steering committee Sign a scope of work (SOW) document with the vendor which describes all the items that are to be covered during Read More...
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

kickoff meeting  the objectives of a kickoff meeting beforehand and discuss how to obtain them in order to get a project off to a positive, momentum-gaining start. In Part II of this three-part series, we continue countdown of the 10 reasons or objectives of kickoff meeting, in descending order from least to most important. When setting the agenda for the project kickoff, use these articles as a checklist. Since at times you may act master of ceremony, presenter, cheerleader, and entertainer, awareness of the objectives 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

kickoff meeting  managing project documentation 9. kickoff meetings 10. executive reports 11. presentations 12. financial reports 13. issue logs 14. risk logs 15. change request logs 16. role-responsibility matrix 17. project organization chart Given the nature of the communication models above, it is clear that listening is of equal importance to asking the correct questions and validating observations. Some of the challenges that project teams face can be attributed to the short-term nature of the projects themselves. Read More...
Improving Business Operation Performance with Innovations
The job of business operations is to optimize assets under financial constraints, meeting customer requirements, and supported by relevant technology. Applying

kickoff meeting  Business Operation Performance with Innovations The job of business operations is to optimize assets under financial constraints, meeting customer requirements, and supported by relevant technology. Applying technology innovation is critical to achieving optimization across a range of business operations functions. Read this white paper from IDC and see how analytics and other technological innovations are helping organizations improve their business performance. Read More...
Perfecting the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks
Chemical companies are living in a new, more complex world—one that calls for meeting demand through cooperating internally, opening processes to partners

kickoff meeting  the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks Chemical companies are living in a new, more complex world—one that calls for meeting demand through cooperating internally, opening processes to partners, suppliers, and customers, and developing newfound abilities to collaborate and change. In other words, the adaptive business network (ABN). But how do you create a successful ABN? And how does that translate into a competitive advantage? Read More...
Meeting the Challenge: Planning for IFRS Conversion
Over 100 countries now require or permit International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting. Companies preparing to make this challenging switch will

kickoff meeting  the Challenge: Planning for IFRS Conversion Meeting the Challenge : Planning for IFRS Conversion If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Whilst our heritage is in the small business market we also have the experience and expertise to meet the needs of specific industries and larger organisations. Source : Sage Resources Related Read More...
Organizational Readiness
Today’s executives have more challenges and concerns than ever, from compliance to use of technology. To thrive and ultimately excel within a competitive

kickoff meeting  Readiness Today’s executives have more challenges and concerns than ever, from compliance to use of technology. To thrive and ultimately excel within a competitive landscape, an organization must have a technology framework capable of meeting today’s marketplace requirements while positioning the company for future growth and challenges. Find out how to better leverage technology investments and become a best-run business. Read More...
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Software Overview
The need for enterprise IT organizations to provide next-generation cloud features such as elastic capacity while meeting performance and reliability

kickoff meeting  Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Software Overview The need for enterprise IT organizations to provide next-generation cloud features such as elastic capacity while meeting performance and reliability requirements is driving demand for a new approach to infrastructure. Whether workloads are Web-based or thick-client, data- or processing-intensive, the key to success is hardware and software engineered together for performance, reliability, and scale. Read this white paper to learn about an integrated Read More...
Study Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT
A survey of existing IT event resolution processes suggests organizations are unsatisfied with current processes, despite the importance of ensuring that severe

kickoff meeting  Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT Study Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. AlarmPoint delivers instant notification, freeing up on-duty personnel to focus on more value-added projects. If you are considering any of the following best practice initiatives, AlarmPoint's event notification and resolution solutions will deliver Read More...
Boston Grape Escape 2010: Vendor’s Announcements Review
Recently, I attended the Grape Escape analyst event in Boston. This was the 10th annual meeting organized by Judith Rothrock’s marketing company to present her

kickoff meeting  Grape Escape 2010: Vendor’s Announcements Review Recently, I attended the Grape Escape analyst event in Boston. This was the 10th annual meeting organized by Judith Rothrock’s marketing company to present her clients and announce some news. I had the opportunity to listen and informally talk to software vendors, their clients, and industry analysts in addition to three one-on-one briefings with top managers from UNIT4, SYSPRO, and Meridian Systems. UNIT4 Known for its unique “embracing Read More...
Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris’ headquarters. Under its new

kickoff meeting  Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris ’ headquarters . Under its new investors’ wing, with a new customer-focused CEO, and with the  former Click Commerce 's contract and service management (CSM) business as a new major capability , Emptoris has charted a new course recently. Results Are Telling The company had two back-to-back record quarters, whereby Read More...
Case Study: School District Increases Productivity and Efficiency with Scheduling Software
A school district in Missouri sought to optimize the booking and scheduling of its newly modernized conference and meeting spaces. Its old scheduling software

kickoff meeting  Study: School District Increases Productivity and Efficiency with Scheduling Software A school district in Missouri sought to optimize the booking and scheduling of its newly modernized conference and meeting spaces. Its old scheduling software was frustrating, as it was difficult to customize and configure. But after installing Meeting Room Manager, the schools are able to set specific room and equipment configurations, and post activities online as well as on a public viewing screen. Learn more. Read More...

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