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Are You Ready for the Project Economy?
The multitude of messages and media in this interactive age contributes to a fragmented consumer goods market. Shorter product life cycles, mass product

project lifecycles  the harbingers of the Project Economy, many of which are certainly already affecting your business. Disconnection between how and where a product is marketing and produced Outsourcing of components has been a growing practice in manufacturing for a long time. However, more and more product marketers are completely outsourcing product manufacturing—and even product development and design—hanging onto marketing and sometimes value-added services such as maintenance and other aftermarket revenue

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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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Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)


Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled "Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid" , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions. It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market

project lifecycles  issues of poor NPI project management, inadequate ECO processes and infrastructure and broken environmental compliance management. The research showed even greater advantages came from using on-demand PLM software (also known as software as a service or SaaS ) versus traditional client/server on-premise systems. Namely, on-demand software requires no special hardware or information technology (IT) staff, is easier to deploy than traditional on-premise client/server software and is accessible from Read More

Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management


SAP has developed some crucial themes as it moves forward with their PLM vision and solution strategy. Product development lifecycles are shrinking, and managing the innovation process is becoming a broader requirement of manufacturers and retailers alike.

project lifecycles  of RPM and collaborative project team capabilities, better product design cost estimation (PDCE), and enhancement of the user experience through improved usability and flexibility. Furthermore, the need to streamline the entire implementation process of SAP PLM must not be overlooked. SAP has recognized this need, and has worked on defining various paths as optional starting points for initiating a PLM implementation project. These paths might depend on various pain points, such as the need to extend Read More

INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations


The current market trend industry-wide is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for medium-sized companies. Relevant seems to have a fair shot at delivering that to project-based discrete manufacturers such as aerospace contractors, contract manufacturers of electronic components, window, door & frame manufacturers, and MRO organizations with revenues up to $300 million.

project lifecycles  work breakdown structure (WBS), project management, Earned Value reporting, repair and overhaul, engineering, purchasing, MRP, and costing. Small and mid-sized contract, ETO and CTO discrete manufacturers that are looking to upgrade to a more comprehensive system may want to consider Relevant's hosted solution as a cost-effective and faster time-to-market option. Read More

Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


While Cincom's solutions, services, experience and results should resonate well with in the complex manufacturing segment, it competes against a slew of companies with stronger brand names (not impeded by Cincom’s conservative tacit nature) and/or financial resources.

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Daptiv Project Portfolio Management Selected By Delta Dental


Daptiv has announced that Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) selected the Daptiv Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to help it improve efficiency and accuracy in managing primarily information technology (IT) projects. DDNJ is a New Jersey dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.5 million people through contracts with employers in New Jersey and

project lifecycles  Project Portfolio Management Selected By Delta Dental Daptiv has announced that Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) selected the Daptiv Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to help it improve efficiency and accuracy in managing primarily information technology (IT) projects. DDNJ is a New Jersey dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.5 million people through contracts with employers in New Jersey and Connecticut. The Daptiv software-as-a-service Read More

Connecting 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.

project lifecycles  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

How to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 1: Fighting Internal Resistance


According to a major IT research firm, less than 20 percent of IT projects are completed on time and on budget. Project management (PM) experts agree that internal resistance is one of the factors that can ruin a project. What does it take to get your people to say “yea” instead of “nay”? Find out other common causes of project failure, and how to encourage your team members to embrace change and communicate better.

project lifecycles  time and on budget. Project management (PM) experts agree that internal resistance is one of the factors that can ruin a project. What does it take to get your people to say “yea” instead of “nay”? Find out other common causes of project failure, and how to encourage your team members to embrace change and communicate better. Read More

The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


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project lifecycles  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

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 lifecycles  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

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 lifecycles  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

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project lifecycles  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

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project lifecycles  Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various scenarios. One of these issues relates to what happens when a Read More