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Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1
Claiming the “Catch us if you can” movie mantra, the quiet Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) leader Meridian Systems, based in Folsom, California (US

project ilm  deeper into the PBO project lifecycle, one can see many synergistic opportunities for ILM technology and BIM models to come together. For example, during the Plan phase, the building owner determines the financial feasibility of a project and hires architects and engineers to design the project. Corresponding ILM operational processes and business data in the Plan phase are: project pipelines, budget development, scope development, budget approvals, and funding approvals. During the Build phase, a

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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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Ask the Experts: Data Purging and System Migration


One reader recently wrote in with this question: "... I wondered if you can point me at any related sites/groups/publications for more established users that discusses, for example migrating between ERP systems, purging ERP data, integrating data from acquired companies into ERP and PLM"We thought we’d take this on ourselves—but see the bottom of this post for more

project ilm  each stage of the project and the resources that will be needed. A failed implementation will paralyze the operational capabilities of an organization, but the right methodology will help ensure a successful implementation. In the issues related to the areas of ERP and PLM integration, we’ll highlight relevant areas of consideration. Furthermore, you’ll learn what steps can be taken to safeguard purging and data retention. This is a legal and mandatory business consideration. We’ll assume for the Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 23, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSSeaspan selects IFS Applications to support its shipbuilding projectsIndustry tags: manufacturing “Seaspan is an association of companies primarily involved in multiple sea transportation businesses. Many such activities are project-based, which is IFS’ focus. No wonder that IFS was selected to provide an ERP system for Seaspan’s shipbuilding and repair

project ilm  for easier collaboration between project stakeholders. Even though it’s not a PLM or CAD vendor, Meridian’s focus on BIM is part of a larger trend of acquisitions (e.g.,  Autodesk acquiring Vela Systems ), partnerships, and new releases that aim to better serve the AEC and ILM companies.” — Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Research Analyst TEC blog post (Aug 2011):  The Grape Escape 2011 Roundup SmartOps announces availability of SmartOps Analytics and Intelligence Module (AIM) Industry tags: consumer Read More

Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series covered the spectrum of Meridian Systems’ Proliance solution for Tier One, multi-billion-dollar global companies. It also analyzed Meridian's early bet on leveraging Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs), and harnessing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology collaboration that is revolutionizing the capital infrastructure industry. Meridian, which

project ilm  layer atop the Prolog's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) oriented product set.  Featuring OBA strategy, secure collaboration with internal users and external supply chains, and flexible integration, Prolog Connect is targeted to companies in the $500 million to  $1 billion revenue range or between 100 and 500 full-time employees (FTEs). When sold together, Prolog and Prolog Connect's typical contract price is expected to be up to $750,000. Current State of Affairs at Meridian Lately, Meridian Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part IV


Part I of this series analyzed the opportunities (as well as the related strings attached) stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need and interest by convening a separate “track” that was entitled

project ilm  more about how its  project portfolio management (PPM)  and ILM solutions can ease this reporting burden. In response, Meridian has been providing regular downloads via webinars to its customer base on the latest reporting guidance detailed in the ARRA legislation and issued by the  US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) . Additionally, Meridian has leveraged its public sector expertise to create pre-packaged offerings designed for public agencies that must act swiftly to commit stimulus funds to Read More

Deltek Expands Its Project Planning Acumen


Deltek, the leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, made its first acquisition under its new owner, Thoma Bravo, and new CEO Mike Corkery. The vendor has acquired Acumen, a Texas-based provider of project management solutions and services for project-oriented businesses. The acquired company delivers project

project ilm  Expands Its Project Planning Acumen Deltek , the leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, made its first acquisition under  its new owner , Thoma Bravo , and new CEO Mike Corkery. The vendor has  acquired Acumen , a Texas-based provider of project management solutions and services for project-oriented businesses. The acquired company delivers project planning, analytics, and risk management solutions that help Read More

IP Telephony: Project Definition Guide


You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence.

project ilm  Telephony: Project Definition Guide You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence. 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 gone smoother. The reason communication in project management is crucial is because it can impact a project’s success, and it is very important that project managers use the right types of communication during a project.Types of

project ilm  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 gone smoother. The reason communication in project management is crucial is because it can impact a project’s success, and it is very important that project managers use the right types of communication during a project. Types of Project Management Communication The issues project managers (PMs) have to communicate about on a regular basis Read More

Innotas


Based in Oakland, California (US), Innotas is a subscription-based business that provides an enterprise-class on-demand project portfolio management (PPM) solution designed to meet the needs of IT organizations of any size. The company addresses automation of the demand-to-deliver lifecycle for projects and resources, while aiming to provide visibility and control to all levels of management. In addition to providing the software, Innotas also provides training, deployment, and support. Innotas investors include ComVentures, ArrowPath Venture Partners, and Cedar Circle.

project ilm  provides an enterprise-class on-demand project portfolio management (PPM) solution designed to meet the needs of IT organizations of any size. The company addresses automation of the demand-to-deliver lifecycle for projects and resources, while aiming to provide visibility and control to all levels of management. In addition to providing the software, Innotas also provides training, deployment, and support. Innotas investors include ComVentures, ArrowPath Venture Partners, and Cedar Circle. 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 ilm  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

How Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times


Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. Now, project managers may be connecting elements of an ongoing enterprise with a project in order to achieve certain defined goals, or use projects in a recurring way. Discover the many benefits manufacturers can realize by adopting a management-by-project approach with project-centric ERP software.

project ilm  Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. Now, project managers may be connecting elements of an ongoing enterprise with a project in order to achieve certain defined goals, or use projects in a recurring way. Discover the many benefits manufacturers can realize by adopting a management-by-project approach with project-centric ERP software. 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 ilm  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

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 ilm  to Implementing Project Portfolio Management Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally selecting and managing the organization’s “portfolio” of projects. PPM can provide real value, but many organizations are finding implementing PPM difficult. This paper describes seven keys to success and 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 ilm  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

Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption


Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet other companies can integrate PPM with virtually no resistance. The difference is the readiness for and acceptance of change in the company. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls, adhere to proven best practices, and realize the benefits and huge return on investment (ROI).

project ilm  Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet other companies can integrate PPM with virtually no resistance. The difference is the readiness for and acceptance of change in the company. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls, adhere to proven best practices, and realize the benefits and huge return on investment (ROI). Read More