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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

project estimating  anticipated benefits helps the project team do a better job of estimating benefits for future project efforts. About the Author John Schwechel is the Replenishment Practice Lead and Senior Project Manager with Retail Process Engineering, LLC. His background at Target Stores, Andersen Consulting, E3 Corporation, JDA Software and Retail Process Engineering (RPE) gives him unique insight into retail change initiatives and their success factors. Visit www.rpesolutions.com to learn more. Searches related to

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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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Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences


Professional service organizations sell not just time, but knowledge. Thus, in addition to time and expense management, a business management software product must support a means for knowing how this knowledge is tracked, assigned, managed, and billed. But which product?

project estimating  billing process very intricate. Project estimating and budgeting : While most companies practice budgeting at the general ledger (GL) level, PSOs drive budgeting to individual projects because they have to capture cost information as soon as possible, in order to help control the job as well as bill customers for additional costs when possible. The estimating functions (which generate project budgets) also form the basis for customer quotes. Project management : Small projects may not require Read More

INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 1: Recent Developments


If Relevant Business Systems has for any reason deliberately maintained its INFIMACS II ERP system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing market, it has certainly succeeded so far. However, given a bevy of viable solutions from more renowned vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on.

project estimating  and costs by both project item and condition code; the module maintains a capabilities file by item number that automatically determines if the user is allowed to perform the work which needs to be done, assuring the shop only undertakes repairs on items for which it is certified. Partnerships  Concurrently with the above in-house product enhancements, Relevant has been forming partnerships with complementary solution providers, the most prominent been: Interface to Abra Payroll System from Best Read More

Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them


Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software as a core element of a configurability strategy. This can provide a greater range of product variations, using fewer resources. Learn more about how you can gain the intended benefits from implementing a configurability strategy with product configurator software.

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Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide real value, many organizations are finding PPM implementations difficult. However, there are key approaches that can increase your likelihood of success, as well as an effective step-by-step process for implementing PPM within your organization.

project estimating  organizations to successfully practice project portfolio management, the organization must have some means for estimating project value. A value-measurement framework is a model that documents the organization’s bestunderstanding of how the projects it conducts create value. Well-established methods are available for constructing such models; however, the fact that different organizations create value in different ways means that the models for measuring project value are necessarily different for Read More

Software Capabilities Assessment Project


Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now.

project estimating  Capabilities Assessment Project Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now. Read More

The Benefits of Project Risk Assessment


This paper presents the arguments in favour of adopting a risk assessment strategy, and ways in which it can benefit your project as well as your business as a whole.

project estimating  Benefits of Project Risk Assessment This paper presents the arguments in favour of adopting a risk assessment strategy, and ways in which it can benefit your project as well as your business as a whole. Read More

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 workers are increasingly demanding that the business apps they use be as intuitive and user-friendly as the consumer apps they rely upon in their personal life.

project estimating  Project Failure: Reading Avon’s Tea Leaves Failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are hardly news at all. During my 15-year-long analyst tenure (plus several more years as an ERP user and consultant), there 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 Read More

Project Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means


IT projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing deadlines, and far too often having to be abandoned entirely. Research shows us that this is the rule, not the exception. Research also tells us why.

project estimating  types: Succeeded : The project is completed on time and on budget, with all features and functions as initially specified. Challenged : The project is completed and operational but over budget, over the time estimate, and offers fewer features and functions than originally specified. Impaired : The project is canceled at some point during the development cycle. To summarize, the Standish Group's research shows that being over budget is common. Delivering projects late is normal. Delivering less Read More

Project Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management


A project's success is determined by the diverse stakeholder expectations. If some see return on investment as their primary stake, others may focus on profitability—meaning that stakeholder communication tools are only as good as their adaptability to stakeholder dynamics.

project estimating  Link: Stakeholder Management In project management, success or failure is determined by stakeholders, not project managers. Thus, a project portfolio management (PPM) vendor's raison d'tre is to facilitate stakeholder communications so that project expectations are met. However, project management office (PMO) leaders and project-centric organizations cite the lack of stakeholder management methodologies and tools in their PPM initiatives as one of their biggest challenges. Although they may possess the Read More

Project Portfolio 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.

project estimating  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

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.

project estimating  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 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

project estimating  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 role in the area of software Read More

Controlling Project Cost Overruns


This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed.

project estimating  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More

SAP Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution


While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP. In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application.

project estimating  Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP . In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application , which brings front- and back-end project information transparency into one integrated system. The solution makes available to project Read More