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How Project Management Can Help Manufacturers
Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management

it project management articles  production. In these cases, it is not that easy to recognize project targets, scope, and work breakdown tasks. However, I do believe that this type of business challenge can be characterized as a project, and standard project management techniques can be successfully applied in this case. A company might have multiple projects running simultaneously: special project management software or an ERP system that includes a project management module can be used for these types of projects as well as for Read More...
N-Tier Demand Management
The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This

it project management articles  gets to the supplier, it can be grossly overstated. Figure 2—Multi-counted demand signals If the supplier is several steps removed from the end customer, they need to use their own intelligence to ferret out big end-customer deals, to get a more accurate picture of actual demand. As they pursue opportunities with OEMs, the account management team should capture information on potential end-customer deals (e.g., end-customer name, project name, size and type of deal, etc.). This data is factored into Read More...
How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards
Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for

it project management articles  know firsthand how difficult it is to come to a consensus on a particular strategy or a process. Project managers have been, and will continue to be, at the forefront of the technological changes in the enterprise environment, as they are the group responsible for executing the vision of how to improve a key business process by the integration of a technological solution. In part two of this blog post, I will discuss some of the emerging technologies to support logistics SCM operations. 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

it project management articles  needs to get done. It can be used to identify how employees are achieving against the goals created to identify top performers for retention and leadership development. All of these tie in soft factors in terms of utilizing information that doesn''t reside in databases to develop a performance-based solution. This is key in how project management can apply performance management tools and techniques. Since employee performance management is a newer application of BPM, project managers can gain huge Read More...
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

it project management articles  SAP and non-SAP infrastructures. It provides time and billing, project costing, collaboration, and resource planning capabilities. xRPM is currently used by SAP''s system integrators for time, billing, and collaboration. Oracle offers a PPM solution that adheres to its fusion strategy, integrating PeopleSoft, JD Edwards , and Oracle Projects (all of which are currently under the Oracle banner). Oracle''s Fusion middleware provides standards and protocols to ensure that its applications are seamlessly Read More...
Mobile Device Management Comparison Guide
In this age of mobility, organizations increasingly use mobile device management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage, and support their mobile device

it project management articles  In this age of mobility, organizations increasingly use mobile device management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage, and support their mobile device usage. The goal is to optimize the functionality and security of a mobile communications network while minimizing costs. If your organization is looking for MDM software, look at this MDM product comparison guide for the key features of some of today’s leading MDM solutions. Read More...
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

it project management articles  position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a higher return on assets than the competition. Source: Infor Resources Related to Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management Inventory Management is also known as : Management of Inventory , Inventory Lifecycle , Inventory Levels , Read More...
Program Management Office: A Term Not Fully Understood
The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and

it project management articles  for expertise, nor should it become the be all, end all on a project / program where common sense and experience should take precedence. Estrella Partners Group Solution At Estrella Partners, we have seasoned Program Managers with a variety of industry experiences. Our Program Office services are based on 3 main offerings; Program Office Health Check, Program Office Coaching, and Program Office Management. A Program Office Health Check is a review of an existing Program. This engagement could take from 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

it project management articles  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...
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

it project management articles  can benefit an organization, it is important to identify the user interface components to show how organizations are using performance management software. An Overview of Dashboards and Scorecards Dashboards are a visual representation of organizational data, whether the data is real time, strategic, or driven by KPIs. They visually track KPIs and allow users to drill down to reports and more detailed information. They also provide decision makers with the ability to drill down on summary data, identify Read More...
Risk Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept
Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues.

it project management articles  Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues. Learn how BPS Server uses process templating concepts, separates fact management activities, and uses COSO centric mechanisms to accomplish this. This the second part to Risk, Risk Mitigation, and Functional Requirements in Dynamic Compliance Read More...
EMC Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012
The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the

it project management articles  Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012 The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the information management landscape. In this report, TEC''s director of knowledge services Josh Chalifour looks at the directions in which EMC is focusing its products and services, and how that relates to requirements you may have for your content management initiatives. Read More...
MODX Web Content Management: Vendor Profile
Open source vendor MODX provides a modern, highly flexible, Web standards–compliant Web content management (WCM) framework. TEC’s Director of Knowledge Services

it project management articles  Services Josh Chalifour profiles MODX—its background, business practices, revenue streams, and community. MODX’s WCM systems, Evolution and Revolution, are being used for a significant quantity of sites around the world. Find out more in this report. Read More...
Data Management and Analysis
From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it

it project management articles  and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As). For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users to data professionals—must have the most accurate data tools and systems in place Read More...

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