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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

project import  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

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9 Critical Characteristics to Demand from Your Timesheet Vendor


If you’ve outgrown your paper-based timesheet system, or if you have multiple time collection systems, it gets hard to understand project costs, figure out what people are working on, and send error-free bills to your customers. That’s why you need to be sure you’ll be immune to the most common problems people experience when buying a timesheet collection automation system.

project import  in/out time entry with project hours allocation, option for scrolling forward and backward to other periods, decimal time entry/HH:MM time entry/decimal and HH:MM time entry/percent time entry, minimum minute increments for time entry, five customizable tracking columns (i.e., tasks, codes) and open space above and below the time entry grid for custom text and HTML. Once the templates have been created, Timesheet provides several easy ways to assign these templates to various groups of employees. The Read More

QAD Ruling the Chinese Automotive ERP Market


QAD, a provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial, and life sciences products, recently announced that the Automotive Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications has greater market share in China than any other ERP solution, according to the IDC report “China Automotive Industry IT

project import  for the Golden Tax Project, a national mandate to improve compliance with China’s value added tax (VAT) laws, foreign exchange capabilities, and import/export process functionality. QAD’s deployment-independent approach gives companies the flexibility to choose how they want to deploy Enterprise Applications in their China operations: on demand, on premise, or through a blended model. Read More

Auto Parts Distributor Saves 50 percent on ERP Selection with TEC


Arias Motors, the Dominican Republic’s leading auto parts distributor, had clear objectives about its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection: a timely implementation, an affordable total cost of ownership (TCO), and a structured evaluation process to guarantee a best-fit selection. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the impartial advocate for the enterprise software purchaser, helped Arias Motors select a system integrating all functional areas, from back-end processes to supply chain management (SCM). The process was completed in far less time than projected and at a savings of 50 percent on its initial estimated investment for the project.

project import  Vianey added that “TEC’s project manager clearly understood the situation Arias Motors was in, and its vision, as well as its weaknesses.” TEC ensured the implementation work plan met the timely delivery Arias required and mitigated any misunderstandings between the client, vendor, and implementer. In the end, Arias Motors was able to make its decision in a record time of five weeks and achieve savings of approximately half of the estimated investment. To read the full case study on Arias Motors’ Read More

Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how that data will be used and its importance to the operation of the enterprise.

project import  bottlenecks that could delay project completion. Misconception # 3—Data migration is one of the last steps taken before you go live with the new system. Often it is assumed that because a company needs the most current and up-to-the-minute information in its new system, data migration is performed right before going live. Not so. Rather, data migration is done early, and done often. An initial migration should be one of the first activities following the implementation team’s training. This early Read More

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project import  the Project-driven Organization through People, Process, and Technology Project-driven organizations face numerous challenges, including increasing competition, more demanding clients, and changing regulatory requirements. Many organizations also face internal challenges that range from dispersed employees and partners to disconnected business processes and disparate information systems. This paper explores the best practices that project-driven businesses should consider. 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 import  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

Project Portfolio Management Tools: Which Approach is Best?


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project import  Which Approach is Best? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete—or flat-out wrong. Before purchasing a tool, buyers should familiarize themselves with established theories for valuing projects. Armed with understanding, they can avoid getting burned by the unsuitable PPM tools that are being pushed in the marketplace. Read More

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project import  stated objectives within the project deliverables and under budget then financial approval of not be likely. Furthermore the Project Manager and team have to orient their paradigms to be aligned more on a business model Beyond the technical aspects of technology deployment such as form, fit and function are related change management issues which if not managed as part of the Project Plan can threaten to derail a project in its entirety, the change management issues have become to be known as Critical Read More

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project import  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

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