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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management
Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit

project management manual  not intended to replace project management tools but rather act as repositories, providing a means to capture required data. Typically, your external auditors can help in this regard. As will be discussed below, start involving the audit function in the project management process as a way to install a control discipline and mindset at the start of a system's life cycle. Probably those of you working in an overseas company and not subject to the Act may heave a sigh of relief. Good control practices, 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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Mistakes in Performance Management
Performance reviews are typically based on the definition of what an employee was originally hired to do. However, appraisal systems fail to address the fact

project management manual  Using Performance Management for project management In organisations that are very project orientated, line managers are tempted to use the Performance Management system as a project management system. Typical symptoms are the request for many objectives and extremely detailed objectives (high in number). Managers need to be coached to use summary objectives, not one objective for each project. For example, a manager using the project management approach may write 8 objectives that read something like: Read More
Project Costing for Maximum Profitability
By implementing timekeeping solutions for costing, organizations obtain valuable insight into project profitability. Project-oriented timekeeping data is also

project management manual  cost , costing in project management , project costing software , costing in project , IT project costing , project costing template , costing projects , project costing module , total project costing , project job costing . To be competitive in most markets today, companies must have a way to manage costs accurately and understand profitability. More than ever before, companies and workgroups are looking for tools that will help employees and project managers track projects efficiently as well as Read More
Global Business Community Management
With more manufacturing being outsourced, and suppliers located farther afield than ever, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the

project management manual  the rest of the project. The consequences of failing to resolve incongruities in units of measure are normally not as severe in most business communities, but they can be costly nonetheless. Some countries use ounces and inches, while others use grams and centimeters. So, what exactly does that number in a foreign supplier's catalog mean? Furthermore, a variety of incompatible electronic communications protocols and technologies are used even within countries. When you expand your horizons beyond your Read More
SOA From a Management Perspective: Part Two
Despite the numerous benefits companies can expect from service-oriented architecture, the technology is still relatively new and implementation costs are steep

project management manual  experience as a senior project manager and consultant for the planning and execution of enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects for manufacturing and distribution systems, for large to medium companies in the retail, food and beverage, chemical, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) process industries. He has developed marketing and communication programs for IT organizations and consulted on off-shore, outsourcing opportunities for multinational companies. Additionally, Strub was a consultant and Read More
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

project management manual  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More
10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success
Knowledge management (KM) can mean different things to an organization depending upon the nature of the initiative. KM is not a technology or set of

project management manual  , Strategic Management , Project Management , Business Management , Management Consulting , Performance Management , Management Development , Effective Management , Management Planning , Management Planning , Organizational Management , Management Issues , Management Structure , Systems Management , Technology Management , Management Strategies , Process Management . What is Knowledge Management? Knowledge Management (KM) can mean different things to an organization depending upon the nature of the Read More
Succession Management: A Primer
Many companies plan for vacancies at the top level, but few have a succession management strategy that considers all aspects of the business and levels of the

project management manual  Management: A Primer Many companies plan for vacancies at the top level, but few have a succession management strategy that considers all aspects of the business and levels of the employee hierarchy. This lack of planning can have implications to a company’s success. Without a clear program, a company is at peril of losing its talent at best and suffering from a crucial vacancy and losing momentum in the marketplace at worst. Find out more. Read More
New Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts
With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction

project management manual  Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage. Read More
Cash Management 101
Cash management is an essential business process all organizations must perform to survive. Though cash management uses automation for much of the “grunt” work,

project management manual  Management 101 Cash management is a need common to both large and small businesses alike. In its simplest terms, cash management is the assurance that today's receivables plus today's account balances exceed today's payables. Failure to practice this business management process guarantees bankruptcy. Every large organization has a cash management group, sometimes called the treasury . This group's function includes management of such items as investments and borrowing in addition to the organization's Read More
Knowledge Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management
Businesses today need to demonstrate their value to customers by making information that is relevant to them accessible. Hence the need for knowledge management

project management manual  Furthermore, by 2010, Gartner projects that self-service interactions will account for 58 percent of all service interactions, up from 35 percent in 2005. Thus, the goal of self-service has been to drive as many inquiries as possible away from the telephone to the Web, which is less difficult than it might seem, because organizations usually find that about 12 questions will account for half the calls made. An effective self-help system should allow users or customers to resolve most common queries on Read More
Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report
Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.3 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP

project management manual  with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Systems Management Buyer's Guide
Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature

project management manual  Management Buyer's Guide Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions. Read More
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

project management manual  Process Management Notations within Business Process Management Introduction Business process management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to Read More

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