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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

project scope  was used to manage project scope and milestones, track deliverables, and manage resources. MS Visio was used to document and flowchart process models. MS PowerPoint was used for end-user training, as a tool to make presentations to obtain project funding, and (once the project was under way) to communicate progress and highlight constraints with senior management. In addition, MS Word was used to write user training guides and document project changes and methodologies. Furthermore MS Excel was used in a 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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IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

project scope  A business process engineering project ran up significant costs creating a splendid design for a business unit that was sold shortly after implementation commenced. Analysis and discussion with management within the business units who made up our client base made it clear that IT projects must consider much more than the technical aspects of projects to assess scope and risk. We knew this and we had already taken measures to makes all projects that we undertook business process improvement projects Read More
Data Center Projects: Project Management
In data center design projects, flawed management frequently leads to delays, expense, and frustration. Effective project management requires well-defined

project scope  training, and tools for project management are well documented in business and industry literature, and are beyond the scope of this paper. This paper focuses on the particular project management roles needed for data center projects, and how those management responsibilities can be divided up and accounted for, in order to meet the needs of a specific project. Determining which management roles are needed for the project, and who will perform them, is part of configuring the process for the project at 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

project scope  is not just another project management process. PPM is a philosophy—one that, in accordance with the analogy based on financial portfolio management, is focused on value creation. Getting the most from PPM requires reshaping thinking. Your people should fully embrace the following principles1: Projects will be managed as a portfolio of investments The goal is to create the greatest possible value (considering the resources available and accounting for risk and organizational risk tolerance). For the Read More
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

project scope  common to any software project and the tool ought to cater to change management. It also ought to capture actual time spent by human resources. It ought to give software metrics, namely, productivity metrics, defect metrics, schedule metrics, effort metrics and change (requirements stability and scope creep) metrics. Unfortunately the above classes of software project management tools, which account for 99% of the market, do not provide all these. About the Author: Murali Chemuturi is a Fellow of Indian Read More
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption
Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet

project scope  Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet other companies can integrate PPM with virtually no resistance. The difference is the readiness for and acceptance of change in the company. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls, adhere to proven best practices, and realize the benefits and huge return on investment (ROI). 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

project scope  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
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]project-open[ is headquarterd in Barcelona, Spain, run under German management. The company's main activity is leveraging the open-source model to provide

project scope  to small and medium project organizations. ]project-open[ has users and partners in more than 25 countries. Read More
]project-open[
The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources

project scope  project-open[ The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources, knowledge management, and more. ]project-open[ solutions target the following: - Agency use, especially for advertising or Internet agencies with requirements for collaboration, cost accounting, invoicing, and access security. - IT service management (ITSM), for monitoring IT projects, financial aspects, and BI-style reporting. - Read More
What Is the Health of My Project?
We all know about the three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. But as project managers, we need to control our projects. In order to do this, we

project scope  no evil. But as project managers, we need to control our projects. In order to do this, we must ignore the advice of the three monkeys. We need to see the potential for cost overruns, hear about the risks, and speak about the likelihood of failure. Read More
Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right
Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who really

project scope  to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right Originally Published - Septembre 20, 2002 Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who to blame and how to avoid the same problems in the future? For most enterprises, even admitting they have a failure is difficult. But what is a failure? Failure is not that easy to define. Is it when we fail to meet the original project business 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

project scope  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
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management 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

project scope  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
Types 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

project scope  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
PROJECT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
PDG Group Model 867

project scope  AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PDG Group Model 867 Read More
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