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Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Two models exist for implementing project portfolio management (PPM) systems: the engagement profitability model, and the budget alignment model. The former

project management news  Project Portfolio Management (Wikipedia) Project Management (Wikipedia) Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management Project Portfolio Management is also known as : Project Portfolio Management , Project Portfolio Success , Resource Management Tools , Project & Resource Management Tools , Project Portfolio MGMT , Portfolio MGMT Expertise , Increase ROI by Managing Risk , Visibility of Resources , Visibility of Costs , Project Management Organizations , Project Managers to Read More...
Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management
Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit

project management news  not intended to replace project management tools but rather act as repositories, providing a means to capture required data. Typically, your external auditors can help in this regard. As will be discussed below, start involving the audit function in the project management process as a way to install a control discipline and mindset at the start of a system''s life cycle. Probably those of you working in an overseas company and not subject to the Act may heave a sigh of relief. Good control practices, Read More...
SaaS-based Test Management
Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper

project management news  NO, as 50% of projects get rolled back (citation). This can be very troubling as test management is only becoming more complex as we move forward. Today''s software development and QA teams are distributed, trying to follow the sun model for faster deployment. QA teams are getting overwhelmed with the complexity of the tasks and the large amount of information that needs to be managed and communicated throughout the software testing lifecycle. Test engineers are spending more time understanding the change Read More...
TEC''s Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESU.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing servicesCloud computing

project management news  and quote management with project management in manufacturing. Watch out IFS! —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst TEC article about Cincom (September 2011): Reconnecting with Cincom Systems Press release Arena Solutions and ERP Logic partner to bring cloud PLM solution to SAP Business ByDesign customers PLM, discrete manufacturing, hi-tech Arena provides easy-to-use on-demand software for capturing product data, controlling revisions, managing the engineering change management process, and Read More...
MRO and Spare Parts Management Considerations
The need for better service parts management is finally gaining top-level management attention in many aerospace and defense (A&D) and like complex

project management news  and costs by both project item and condition code, whereby the module maintains a capabilities file by item number that automatically determines if the user is allowed to perform the work which needs to be done, assuring the shop only undertakes repairs on items for which it is certified. Last but not least would be a variance of IPL, called illustrated parts breakdown (IPB) system, which is essentially a computerized, interactive tool used to develop an owner''s manual to assist in the MRO of large end Read More...
The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management
Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their

project management news  Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and 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

project management news  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 examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. 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

project management news  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 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...
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
When talking about relationship management in the context of software solutions, most people think of customer relationship management (CRM). However

project management news  Relationship Management (CRM) When talking about relationship management in the context of software solutions, most people think of customer relationship management (CRM). However, relationships also exist between companies and their vendors, companies and their customers, vendors and their suppliers, employees, different departments of the same company, and so on. The Relationship Management Evaluation Center concentrates on CRM and supplier relationship management (SRM), as software and Read More...
Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business

project management news  Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. Read More...
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs
To ensure your warehouse management system is implemented as painlessly as possible, you must assess your warehouse situation before you decide on a warehouse

project management news  are early in your project. If too many do, then you will feel the system is causing the company to lose money and you will think about scrapping the system. You have to have buy-in from your biggest customers because ultimately you are trying to service those customers better than the competition. Evaluate Your Processes and Personnel In addition to uncovering your top twenty percent, you should also evaluate your processes and personnel. Get some more blank sheets of paper, write the name of each of Read More...
Systems Management Buyer''s Guide
Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature

project management news  Management Buyer''s Guide Enterprises of all sizes struggle to find and deploy effective systems management solutions. In the solution evaluation process, they need to weigh feature/function criteria along with less tangible characteristics in order to make an appropriately calibrated decision. Download this guide from Dell KACE for a comprehensive feature/function checklist, as well as additional considerations for evaluating systems management solutions. 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

project management news  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 published in the tier-one journal The New England Journal of Medicine showing an association between understaffing of nurses and quality of nurses’ skills and the mortality rates of their patients. As a Read More...
Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management
Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain

project management news  Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more Read More...
Systems Monitoring and Management: Vendor Evaluation Checklist
This systems’ monitoring and management vendor evaluation checklist from Uptime Software is designed to help IT managers and administrators as they search for

project management news  Monitoring and Management: Vendor Evaluation Checklist This systems’ monitoring and management vendor evaluation checklist from Uptime Software is designed to help IT managers and administrators as they search for the right solution. It is intended to be a generic list that can be updated, expanded, and customized depending on your exact requirements. You are welcome to edit and modify each of the items as you see fit. Read More...

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