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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

project brief  and be accessed by project team 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)

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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TEC Certified Products: 2010 Vendor Wrap-up


With 2010 almost behind us, the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest software products to join its roster. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9 Plex Systems, Plex Online Sage, Sage ABRA HRMS  SmartOrg, Portfolio Navigator Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), S2K EnterpriseBusiness Intelligence (BI) Solutions—Jorge García

project brief  company started as a project for an automotive supplier, and by 2001 the SaaS model was the only one offered by Plex. The flagship product is Plex Online, which targets companies from industries like automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, medical devices, and electronics. The product offers complete functionality for manufacturers, structured in modules for corporate operations, customer relationship management, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, quality management, and product Read More

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project brief  if we currently have project opportunities that match your requirements. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. 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.

project brief  consolidation, purchasing, payables, and project controls) In fact, automation of core accounting processes brings about three key strategic benefits that chief financial officers (CFOs) , financial managers, and comptrollers can leverage to meet this challenge: improved resource allocation and use full visibility into and control over processes and data ability to easily adapt to significant events (such as mergers and acquisitions) and changes We'll explore these three points in detail later on, but Read More

The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision


The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients

project brief  or acquisition, the selection project group may help by having a “contingency strategy” upfront, or just a brief plan describing actions to be taken as a result of the mandated final decision. This might entail revisions to certain business processes or addition of steps needed to ensure a smooth transition to and adoption of the mandated system—minimizing disruptions to daily activities and inefficiencies. Therefore, regardless of the outcome, a properly performed software selection project—one 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.

project brief  Keys for Project Success RPE embraces communication at all levels as a key success factor to achieve organizational objectives in a highly dynamic environment. Central to this process is the efficient use of limited resources, striking balance and achieving a unified and coordinated effort with software vendors, internal resources and other external resources. Source: RPE Resources Related to Ten Keys for Project Success : Project Team (Wikipedia) Ten Keys for Project Success Project Team Management Read More

Learn How to Set Up and Run a Project Management Office


Many companies are finding they must build project management capabilities in order to meet business challenges in the future. They also understand that project management processes should be implemented consistently across the organization, leading to efficiency and better, faster, cheaper project delivery. Given the need for consistent project management, the critical question is how best to implement this environment.

project brief  Up and Run a Project Management Office Many companies are finding they must build project management capabilities in order to meet business challenges in the future. They also understand that project management processes should be implemented consistently across the organization, leading to efficiency and better, faster, cheaper project delivery. Given the need for consistent project management, the critical question is how best to implement this environment. Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations


The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.

project brief  Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations P.J. Jakovljevic - January 26, 2005 Project Oriented Organizations Relevant Business Systems , ( http://www.relevant.com ), a privately-held San Ramon, CA-based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that helps mid-size and large aerospace and defense (A&D), engineer-to-order (ETO), contract manufacturing, maintenance repair Read More

Why Project ERP Solutions Often Fall Short


In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP solutions, more than one-third of respondents indicated that they have no integration between their project management software and their enterprise system, even though the great majority consider the use of set projects to manage tasks and procedures to be a necessity. IFS's Charles Rathmann explains the study's key findings regarding existing issues in project management functionality in ERP systems, and how to use this information for making smarter ERP purchasing decisions.

project brief  Project ERP Solutions Often Fall Short In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP solutions, more than one-third of respondents indicated that they have no integration between their project management software and their enterprise system, even though the great majority consider the use of set projects to manage tasks and procedures to be a necessity. IFS's Charles Rathmann explains the 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.

project brief  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 technology Read More

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 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 I, the first three reasons are discussed but you will be left on the edge of your seat in anticipation of Parts II and III.

project brief  Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I Featured Author - Joseph J. Strub - December 31, 2003 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 Read More

Powerful Solutions for Project-driven Organizations


Too often, project-driven organizations are faced with a difficult choice: they can choose best-of-breed business applications and integrate them at great cost, or choose a fully integrated solution that lacks functional depth in key areas. Success management of your business and its projects requires integrated tools that also provide deep functionality.

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Powering Project-driven Businesses with Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud


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project brief  Project-driven Businesses with Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud Project portfolio management (PPM) is a critical component of any enterprise involved with projects, but many enterprises lack a holistic view of their project management processes. Learn about the importance of a best-in-class solution to make it easier for users to collaborate on projects internally or externally. Read More

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project brief  Management for Internal IT Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance. Read More

Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics


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project brief  data Product document metadata Project Project-oriented data is used to define and help execute product development projects and processes. This group of data exists for the purposes of facilitating the creation of product definition information, but it is not categorized as product data. Work breakdown structure (WBS) Resource information Work progression data Project risk data Process This group of data refers to PLM users' specific business processes. In general, there are overlaps between this group Read More