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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...
Project Management Office: Framework Strategy
IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of

it project management articles  solution, which addresses traditional IT project solution criteria, and provides compliance solution capabilities. It manages the operational processes associated with compliance and audit functions—which are the most challenging issues for global financial services, insurance, health care, and other organizations. Solutions built in this scope have the capability of managing project portfolios, programs, projects and resources with necessary diligence; managing IT and corporate governance; providing 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...
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...
Enterprise Content Management: It Is More Than Just Web Content Management
Enterprise content management (ECM) is moving beyond web content management. To meet enterprises'' needs, large vendors are introducing scaled down versions

it project management articles  Content Management: It Is More Than Just Web Content Management Introduction Enterprise content management (ECM) systems are increasingly becoming full blown enterprise, integrated solutions. They are developing suites of products to fulfill the current needs and demands of user organizations. There are two significant developments in this market. First, large vendors, such as Microsoft and Xythos , have introduced a scaled down version of ECM suites, focusing on ease of use, fast return on Read More...
Case Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital

it project management articles  Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency. Read More...
Business Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management
As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process

it project management articles  to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process effectiveness. This is made more difficult by ever-changing business processes and exceptions management. This white paper explains how business process management (BPM) benefits mobile workforce management and outlines how a service-focused BPM solution enables faster BPM adoption. 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

it project management articles  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...
Smartree Talent Management Suite
Smartree Talent Management Suite manage complex and resource-consuming processes like personnel administration, time registration, organisational charting

it project management articles  Talent Management Suite Smartree Talent Management Suite manage complex and resource-consuming processes like personnel administration, time registration, organisational charting, performance evaluation, training administration, recruitment and others, transforming them into effective and enjoyable activities, for which the administrative and bureaucratic aspects are fully carried out by computers, in a timely and accurate manner. 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...
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,

it project management articles  tight (at a minimum), it should be performed daily. Crucial to organizations'' successful cash management are the deals they make with their financial institutions for short-term placements and for borrowing funds. Unlike in other countries, in the United States, a bank account that is credited with deposits does not begin to earn deposit interest until three business days have passed. Furthermore, an American business account specifically may not be overdrawn, which necessitates cash management to be Read More...
Cincom Enterprise Management
Cincom Enterprise Management is a portfolio of Web-enabled business applications that address the business cycle of companies who build and service complex

it project management articles  and service complex products. It encompasses activities included in business planning, business acquisition, order management, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and re-manufacturing operations, cost management, finance, and aftermarket support. CONTROL also supports global enterprises by offering distributed multi-site implementation options, multiple currencies, and multiple languages. Read More...
KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

it project management articles  Kronos Workforce Central. Namely, it uses Kronos’ Workforce Activities product in managing the company’s engineering activities (drafting, estimating, training, etc.) on a per-project basis and for more detailed activity-based project job costing. Last but not least, the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois, uses Kronos for talent (nurse skills) scheduling and workforce analytics. The hospital cited an article entitled Nurse Staffing and Inpatient Hospital Mortality Read More...

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