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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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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...
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...
Project Management Pitfalls
Through the implementation of enterprise wide systems many organizations have experienced success in transforming their enterprise from a reactionary task

project scope  stated objectives within the project deliverables and under budget then financial approval of not be likely. Furthermore the Project Manager and team have to orient their paradigms to be aligned more on a business model Beyond the technical aspects of technology deployment such as form, fit and function are related change management issues which if not managed as part of the Project Plan can threaten to derail a project in its entirety, the change management issues have become to be known as Critical 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...
Innotas
Based in Oakland, California (US), Innotas is a subscription-based business that provides an enterprise-class on-demand project portfolio management (PPM

project scope  provides an enterprise-class on-demand project portfolio management (PPM) solution designed to meet the needs of IT organizations of any size. The company addresses automation of the demand-to-deliver lifecycle for projects and resources, while aiming to provide visibility and control to all levels of management. In addition to providing the software, Innotas also provides training, deployment, and support. Innotas investors include ComVentures, ArrowPath Venture Partners, and Cedar Circle. Read More...
Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics
Product, project, process, and people represent the four areas of PLM analytics that may help PLM user organizations develop better products, improve the

project scope  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...
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

project scope  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...
Essential ERP - Its Functional Scope
ERP applications are designed to optimize an organization's underlying business processes - accounting/financial, manufacturing, distribution, and human

project scope  project budgeting, project timekeeping, project billings, contract management, and workflow communicator. Plant maintenance - Sets plans and oversees upkeep of internal facilities. It enables the control of every aspect of both routine and unscheduled equipment maintenance so as to provide uninterrupted work order process. Customer service management - Administers installed-base service agreements and checks contracts and warranties when customers call for help. The MRP systems of the late 1960s 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

project scope  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...
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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

project scope  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...
IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management: Vendor Delivers a Phase-based Approach
Although most vendors provide organizations with the project portfolio management tools to meet their objectives, few provide strategies to implement an IT

project scope  Governance and Project Portfolio Management: Vendor Delivers a Phase-based Approach Introduction In today's economy, the role of technology has evolved from facilitating operations to strategically driving business. Chief information officers (CIOs) are expected to align technology with the overall business strategy of the organizations they lead. Consequently, project portfolio management (PPM) solutions have stepped in to provide the technology to implement an information technology (IT) governance 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

project scope  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...

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