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Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch
Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development

project launch  Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch Introduction Besides being relevant to professional services organizations (PSO) and internal information technology (IT) departments, project portfolio management (PPM) software is applied in multiple vertical markets in the area of new product development (NPD). In industries ranging from manufacturing and high technology to consumer goods and biotechnology, PPM solutions help manage the corporate objectives associated with NPD projects

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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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HD-PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common?


There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20th, Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7th, PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28th, 2010. Two days

project launch  PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common? There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20 th , Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7 th , PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28 th , 2010. Two days later, Dassault Systèmes Read More

How a Jerk at Work Can Put the Kibosh on Your ERP Software Selection Project


The old software selection “how-to” horse may not have been beaten to death yet, but it’s certainly received a few good whacks. As you already know, particularly if you peruse the TEC site or subscribe to TEC’s newsletters, there are myriad articles on the challenges of software selection from various sources, offering advice to everyone from worried delegators at the top of the corporate food

project launch  having your software selection project ruined by a workplace jerk? One effective tactic is to hire outside analysts, consultants, or other experts who can help not only by guiding you through the steps of the software selection process, but also by providing a bit of neutrality and objectivity (also known as “jerkicide”? experts in the use of a “jerk-o-meter”?), should any conflicts occur. (All that about jerks being said, we all have our bad days due to personal stress or other factors, and you Read More

Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss


Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible cost savings and will offset the total cost of ownership of a product lifecycle management system.

project launch  focused on collaborative design, project management, portfolio management, and product retirement. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Models is Overkill Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a holistic way to view the true costs of IT investment throughout an applications' life cycle. TCO is a way to understand and analyze the costs, efficiencies, and economic impacts associated with procuring, using, and maintaining IT application components over time. In short, it is the cradle to grave costs associated to IT Read More

How Project Portfolio Management Can Deal a Winning Hand to the SMB Project Manager


Project portfolio management (PPM), once a solution only larger organizations could afford, enables companies to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate, expedite, and monitor projects. In recent years, however, small to medium businesses have been able to benefit from PPM too, through software-as-a-service models of this tool.

project launch  , and vice versa. Project information work breakdown schedule (WBS) that can be displayed in Gantt chart format. Multi-project milestones and key performance indicators (KPIs) that can be displayed and that support rich analytics using online analytical processing (OLAP) tools through a business intelligence (BI) interface. For more information on this vendor, please visit www.geniusinside.com . 2. Innotas In 2000, this Silicon Valley, California (US)-based vendor was acquired by venture capital firm Com Read More

The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


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6 Most Common ERP Implementation Mistakes: Ensuring the Success of Your Project


Implementing a new ERP system is one of the largest projects that most companies will undertake. Avoid these six mistakes, and your implementation project has a good chance of being successful.

project launch  the Success of Your Project Implementing a new ERP system is one of the largest projects that most companies will undertake. Avoid these six mistakes, and your implementation project has a good chance of being successful. Read More

ERP vs Project-Based Solutions - Which is Right for You?


Are project-based solutions (PBS)—a new type of ERP for complex, engineer-to-order companies facing rapid change—right for you?

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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 launch  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

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part III


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 III, we complete the discussion of the remaining four reasons, which can be even more critical to beginning a project on a positive note and reaching a successful completion.

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How to Use Genius Project4Domino as Your Project Server


Genius Project4Domino and Microsoft Project are both project management tools, and though their range of features is different, they are also complementary. Using the solutions together can bring a well-rounded project management solution to companies of all sizes. Learn how they can be used to ensure consistency and eliminate downtime, so your long-term strategic project plans are a success.

project launch  Genius Project4Domino as Your Project Server Genius Project4Domino and Microsoft Project are both project management tools, and though their range of features is different, they are also complementary. Using the solutions together can bring a well-rounded project management solution to companies of all sizes. Learn how they can be used to ensure consistency and eliminate downtime, so your long-term strategic project plans are a success. Read More

Project Workforce Management


Tenrox's Project Workforce Management solution, available on demand or on premise, is a modular solution for managing project workforces in real time. Tenrox's workflow engine lets users drag and drop icons to design and change workflows. Integration with accounting, payroll, financial, customer relationship management (CRM), and project management systems is built in.  

project launch  Workforce Management Tenrox's Project Workforce Management solution, available on demand or on premise, is a modular solution for managing project workforces in real time. Tenrox's workflow engine lets users drag and drop icons to design and change workflows. Integration with accounting, payroll, financial, customer relationship management (CRM), and project management systems is built in. 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 launch  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

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


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project launch  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

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I


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project launch  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