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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. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s

it software project management plan  use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s role in the area of software deployment strategy, and the techniques used to realize the PM’s objectives. The Project Manager’s Key Functions The PM leads the planning and development of the project schedule, including defining the scope of all deliverables, negotiating budgets and schedules, and managing resources to manage and complete a technical project. In order to accomplish these tasks the PM is dealing with: • Staffing Read More

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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.

it software project management plan  the viability of projects. It is important to note that PPM solutions help provide the streamlined system that is necessary to address these critical issues by centralizing the information needed to track and evaluate NPD and R&D projects from idea to launch. PPM Phases for NPD Traditionally, organizations have focused on capturing and organizing documents, content, bill of materials (BOM), and specifications for new products. In contrast, PPM emphasizes the human resources (HR) component of NPD, which Read More

Business Engine: Driving Project Portfolio Management for IT Departments in the Enterprise Market


Business Engine provides best-of-breed PPM functionality for internal IT departments, focusing on financial governance. For organizations seeking flexible workflow and IT governance capabilities, BEN delivers functionality in the financial services, health care, government, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and retail vertical markets.

it software project management plan  with most PPM tools, it is important for software buyers to include vertical market penetration or industry experience as part of the software evaluation equation. The experience of Business Engine is worth noting, especially in the financial services market space containing 30 percent of its customers. A big part of implementing a PPM solution is the configuration of the various modules to reflect the client''s current business model so that the tools facilitate the strategic decision-making process of Read More

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Frequently when project teams convene to discuss post-project reviews, project team members feel that if communication had been better, the project would have gone smoother. The reason communication in project management is crucial is because it can impact a project’s success, and it is very important that project managers use the right types of communication during a project.Types of

it software project management plan  a project’s success, and it is very important that project managers use the right types of communication during a project. Types of Project Management Communication The issues project managers (PMs) have to communicate about on a regular basis include 1. buy-in and acceptance of major project decisions and milestones 2. acquiring resources and managing budgets 3. providing status reports on project schedule and deliverables 4. providing classroom training and preparing user guides 5. negotiations with 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 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

it software project management plan  value to a company—helping it better understand the business and, more importantly, discovering new ways to improve it. It’s possible that the final outcome of the software evaluation process might have been to not purchase a new system, as the existing system may still have been the best fit for the company’s needs. The system may have required minor changes or add-ons for missing components—but would not need to be replaced. In this case, the requirements gathering and prioritization Read More

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The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.

it software project management plan  support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Covering everything in TEC''s comprehensive Business Intelligence (BI) knowledge base, this rating detail report is invaluable toward RFI and business requirements research. Read More

Aftereffects of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model


The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a few projects with regulatory impact and immovable deadlines, proceeding against very lean budgets. Recently, key economies such as the US and China have started to show signs of recovery. Learn more about how the recession has had an impact on IT investment.

it software project management plan  of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a few projects with regulatory impact and immovable deadlines, proceeding against very lean budgets. Recently, key economies such as the US and China have started to show signs of recovery. Learn more about how the recession has had an impact on IT investment. Read More

A Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors


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To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system (ERMS) project you need to know the pain points of all the departments in your organization. By asking the right questions of each department you’ll be able to develop your business case and create a persuasive analysis on the cost benefit for EDMS/ERMS.

it software project management plan  ''em Beg for It-How To Get Support for Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system (ERMS) project you need to know the pain points of all the departments in your organization. By asking the right questions of each department you’ll be able to develop your business case and create a persuasive analysis on Read More

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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 is human intelligence in the financial decision making that does the rest.

it software project management plan  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

Asset Management


Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure that proper and timely maintenance is carried out.

it software project management plan  the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure that proper and timely maintenance is carried out. Read More

Perfect Software


Located in Arcadia, California (US), Perfect Software has been supplying personal computer (PC) and Application System 400 (AS/400) custom accounting software to small to medium size businesses for over 20 years. Perfect Software is an IBM Partner in Development.

it software project management plan  Software Located in Arcadia, California (US), Perfect Software has been supplying personal computer (PC) and Application System 400 (AS/400) custom accounting software to small to medium size businesses for over 20 years. Perfect Software is an IBM Partner in Development. Read More

Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011


Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning devices and tools, as well as the wider adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn. Read this article on user interest in learning management systems and learn about three learning management trends for 2011.

it software project management plan  particular course and send it to everyone in their school''s network, creating a virtual study group where students can log in, post their questions, and help each other find answers. This real-time collaboration provides a virtual world where learners engage in a common task and individuals are not only dependent on each other, but also accountable for their actions. At the corporate level, this collective intelligence opens up a whole new world of learning possibilities. Not only can users connect and Read More

KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


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it software project management plan  upgrade or else” mantra), it forces the customer to take a step back and look at other options. On the other hand, by opening its software to run on top of other clocks, Kronos may realize more opportunities. Still, as Kronos owns so much of the T&A market, I don’t think that sticking to proprietary hardware is a big issue yet. It’s a nice stream of revenue for the company and I doubt Kronos is going to lose many deals over hardware. After all, Apple has proven many folks wrong with its success Read More