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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 Read More
PPM for Professional Services Automation
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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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

project estimating  Tracking Configurable Product | Project Cost Estimating Configurable Product | Project Control Configurable Product | Project Implementation Configurable Product | Project Charter Template Configurable Product | Project Planning Configurable Product | Project Scope Configurable Product | Project Implementation Plan Configurable Product | Product Configuration Configurable Product | Product Configurator Configurable Product | Product Testing Configurable Product | Product Design Configurable Product | 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

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
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

project estimating  the following: Project Performance: project methodologies to improve estimating and delivery; engagement pipeline management; reduction of administrative overhead; etc. Resource Performance: resource allocation and utilization; labor cost and billable rate management; skills requirements; etc. Customer Performance: enhanced management of key customers; profitability by customer types; etc. Product Performance: profitability by product; creation of solution bundles; standard offerings to drive more fixed Read More
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

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
Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series
As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project

project estimating  of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and external customer satisfaction. In order to achieve 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.

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
IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

project estimating  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More
How Your Project-oriented Business Can Function on a Less Complex, More Industry-standard Chart of Accounts
Most project-oriented businesses are faced with poorly designed, archaic computer systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This

project estimating  systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This can limit the information provided to project managers for project reporting. However, properly designed work breakdown structure (WBS) systems give cost and general accounting the ability to rely on a simpler chart of accounts, while providing more project management flexibility. 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

project estimating  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
IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management: Vendor Delivers a Phase-based Approach
Although most vendors provide organizations with the project portfolio management tools to meet their objectives, few provide strategies to implement an IT

project estimating  Governance and Project Portfolio Management: Vendor Delivers a Phase-based Approach Introduction In today's economy, the role of technology has evolved from facilitating operations to strategically driving business. Chief information officers (CIOs) are expected to align technology with the overall business strategy of the organizations they lead. Consequently, project portfolio management (PPM) solutions have stepped in to provide the technology to implement an information technology (IT) governance Read More
Mid-project Profitability Scorecard
As businesses grow, the size and complexity of their projects tends to increase as well. One challenge is staying on top of mid-project profitability as the

project estimating  the gap between sales, project delivery, post-sales support, and equipment management, and how to improve mid-project profitability and reduce project risk. 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

project estimating  Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II Featured Author - 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 Read More
Estimating Acoustic Performance of a Cell Phone
This paper discusses the requirements for coupled structural-acoustic simulation and demonstrates the application of this technology to cell-phoneacoustic

project estimating  Diaphragm,Acoustics,Impedance Boundary,Topology,Merge/Cut,Tie,Back Volume 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

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

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