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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 procedures  through 2005 Why Traditional Project Costing Methods Fail Traditional timekeeping processes require time clocks, paper time cards, and other clerical procedures to capture and analyze labor data. Some companies use paper and spreadsheet programs to track costs and time spent on various projects, but these methods have proven to be problematic. The data is often incomplete and/or incorrect, and most manual methods require extensive man-hours to input, filter, and organize the data. Additionally, these

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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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The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

project procedures  with each other The project has a definite start and a definite end As you can see, activity (task) is central to these techniques! So these techniques revolve around tasks, scheduling tasks, determining which tasks can be delayed and identifying the resources needed for those tasks, tracking the completion status of tasks and progress of the tasks that are started but not completed. be large number of disparate tasks. Quality assurance is basically in-process inspection. Testing has very limited 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 procedures  for planning and budgeting, project management, risk management, and resource management. Elements of these processes may need to be refined or expanded. In addition to defining those new procedures unique to PPM, you’ll need to consider the impacts to related functions including resource assignment, benefits realization, and budgeting. You will also likely need to address communication and liaison between the PPM function and others inside (and perhaps outside) the organization. A common approach is 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 procedures  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 mi Read More

CRM Application Users Are Key to Project Success


For a customer relationship management implementation to be successful, consulting firms, vendors, and users must pay attention to user training and change management.

project procedures  failure blame a gargantuan project scope or the software packages themselves. These are certainly among the many good reasons for those failures. However, I am more interested in the internal procedures that lead to some disastrous results. Companies are downplaying the true value of internal communication and training. In this article you will learn a number of industry best practice hints and the four phases before an application reaches its profit peak. When implementing a CRM application, consulting Read More

Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud


Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud offers an integrated project management suite that is designed to automate, streamline, and control project management processes end-to-end without expensive hardware and system management overhead costs. Read up on the product’s key features and the benefits your organization can achieve from this cloud solution.

project procedures  Project Portfolio Management Cloud Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud offers an integrated project management suite that is designed to automate, streamline, and control project management processes end-to-end without expensive hardware and system management overhead costs. Read up on the product’s key features and the benefits your organization can achieve from this cloud solution. Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II


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 II, reasons 7, 6, and 5 focus on preparing the team to undertake the project and generally giving them the confidence to do it.

project procedures  Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II Featured Author - Joseph J. Strub - January 1, 2004 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

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 customization, and increasing supply chain complexity are all symptoms of the new project economy. The arrival of this new age must be recognized by business leaders, and the systems supporting business must change to accommodate this reality.

project procedures  You Ready for the Project Economy? Are You Ready for the Project Economy? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. In the new Project Economy , the ability to bring high-quality products to market more rapidly is driving many companies to engage contract engineering firms such as Rampart Global to handle entire engineering processes, just as they did with manufacturing processes in years past. Source : IFS Resources Related to Read More

TEC 2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software


This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during the 2012 calendar year. Read this report to see what TEC data reveals about what your peers are looking for in PPM solutions, including the most common PPM requirements for customization, delivery model, functionalities, and sever and database platforms, as well as budget sizes.

project procedures  What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during the 2012 calendar year. Read this report to see what TEC data reveals about what your peers are looking for in PPM solutions, including the most common PPM requirements for customization, delivery model, Read More

Podcast: A Project Manager's Guide to Business Performance Management


As business performance management (BPM) has expanded into virtually all areas of business, project managers have been broadening their soft management skills. Learn what project managers can borrow from BPM to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction.

project procedures  A Project Manager's Guide to Business Performance Management Over the last three years, business performance management (BPM) has gained momentum, expanding its horizons into all areas of business. Simultaneously, project managers have been broadening their soft-factor management skills, impacting project success. Consequently, the convergence of stakeholder management and BPM will enable organizations to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction. In this 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 procedures  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

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 (NPD) projects. More importantly, NPD projects demand a best practices framework, like Stage-Gate®, for their success.

project procedures  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 Read More

Project and Process Management


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a business practice that helps organizations align their portfolios of projects with their business strategies. PPM organizes a series of projects into a single portfolio consisting of reports that capture project objectives, costs, timelines, accomplishments, resources, risks, and other critical factors. Executives can then regularly review entire portfolios, allocate resources appropriately, and adjust projects to produce the highest departmental returns. As its name implies, project portfolio management groups projects so they can be managed as a portfolio, much as an investor would manage stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Business process management (BPM) complements PPM by enabling and managing the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view that involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.


project procedures  and Process Management Project portfolio management (PPM) is a business practice that helps organizations align their portfolios of projects with their business strategies. PPM organizes a series of projects into a single portfolio consisting of reports that capture project objectives, costs, timelines, accomplishments, resources, risks, and other critical factors. Executives can then regularly review entire portfolios, allocate resources appropriately, and adjust projects to produce the highest dep 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 procedures  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

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 procedures  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