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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

project management resources pm  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 role in the area of software Read More

How Project Portfolio Management Can Deal a Winning Hand to the SMB Project Manager


Project portfolio management (PPM), once a solution only larger organizations could afford, enables companies to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate, expedite, and monitor projects. In recent years, however, small to medium businesses have been able to benefit from PPM too, through software-as-a-service models of this tool.

project management resources pm  The AMA Handbook of Project Management (2nd edition), PPM, when used to its full potential, can assist organizations to realize the following goals: an estimated 20–30 percent reduction in the time it takes to develop new products significant improvement in completing projects on time and on budget improvements in research and development (R&D) productivity How Organizations Should Support PPM To support a PPM system, organizations must have an internal process for each of the following: 1. Governance 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 corporate strategy. This document outlines best practices to centralize and deliver a scalable and robust project management framework strategy.

project management resources pm  in the utilization of project management best practices to improve their project outcomes by establishing a centralized project management office (PMO) framework strategy. Typically, most large corporations drive their IT initiatives in a silo fashion, by department or division, using the project management standards, guidelines, tools, and techniques of their own choosing. Often each of these silos maintain their own PMO, frequently referred to as satellite project management offices. An Read More

Project and Process Management


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a business practice that helps organizations align their portfolios of projects with their business strategies. PPM organizes a series of projects into a single portfolio consisting of reports that capture project objectives, costs, timelines, accomplishments, resources, risks, and other critical factors. Executives can then regularly review entire portfolios, allocate resources appropriately, and adjust projects to produce the highest departmental returns. As its name implies, project portfolio management groups projects so they can be managed as a portfolio, much as an investor would manage stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Business process management (BPM) complements PPM by enabling and managing the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view that involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.


project management resources pm  and Process Management Project portfolio management (PPM) is a business practice that helps organizations align their portfolios of projects with their business strategies. PPM organizes a series of projects into a single portfolio consisting of reports that capture project objectives, costs, timelines, accomplishments, resources, risks, and other critical factors. Executives can then regularly review entire portfolios, allocate resources appropriately, and adjust projects to produce the highest Read More

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 uses projects and programs as vehicles for managing revenue-generating engagements. The latter is an operational environment where project value varies, and project costs constitute an expense overhead. PPM can align these models to shorten engagements through standard implementation plans.

project management resources pm  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

Warehouse Management System: Tempo Beverages


Tempo Beverages, the second-leading Israeli beer and soft drink producer, importer, and distributor turned to Made4net's warehouse management system (WMS), WarehouseExpert, to consolidate all distribution operations into their central distribution center. Learn how Made4net's swift implementation saved Tempo from loss of inventory and a cumbersome paper-based system.

project management resources pm  Management System: Tempo Beverages Tempo Beverages, the second-leading Israeli beer and soft drink producer, importer, and distributor turned to Made4net''s warehouse management system (WMS), WarehouseExpert, to consolidate all distribution operations into their central distribution center. Learn how Made4net''s swift implementation saved Tempo from loss of inventory and a cumbersome paper-based system. Read More

Records Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations


Electronic media and corporate governance have complicated records management for enterprises. Properly defining information as corporate records and using a record management system can help enterprises meet regulatory compliance and reduce liability.

project management resources pm  Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations Introduction Sarbanes Oxley. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountable Act (HIPAA). Enron. Arthur Andersen. These are some of the names that you hear these days when people talk about regulatory compliances. Since 2001, and the collapse of Enron, a US-based multinational company that concealed its massive debt, and the subsequent trial against its auditor, Arthur Andersen, compliance regulations have changed. The Sarbanes-Oxley Read More

Supplier Performance Management


GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems.

project management resources pm  Performance Management GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems. Read More

BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management


The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU) and the buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied within the software industry.

project management resources pm  Buzzword Life Cycle Management Executive Summary The IT industry is alive with buzzwords. The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU, for example vendors, analyst and consultants) and buzzword consumers (BC, mostly end users). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied to this crying need within the software industry. What is a Buzzword? A buzzword is a word or phrase that enters the collective mind of the Read More

Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1


Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market, and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in the business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing and distribution segments: Zilliant and Vendavo. Look for similar write-ups down the track on DemandTec, Symphony Metreo, and on the Servigistics pricing solution (whereby the last will focus

project management resources pm  Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1 Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market , and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in the business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing and distribution segments:  Zilliant and Vendavo . Look for similar write-ups down the track on DemandTec , Symphony Metreo , and on the Servigistics pricing solution (whereby the last will focus solely on spare parts pricing and planning ). While I do Read More

Enterprise Content Management Solution Creates the Ultimate Customer Experience


Interwoven has grown from a web content management vendor to an enterprise content management (ECM) vendor providing a full suite of ECM components. With this suite, it helps its clients provide the ultimate customer experience.

project management resources pm  Content Management Solution Creates the Ultimate Customer Experience Enterprise Content Management Solution Creates the Ultimate Customer Experience Hans Mercx - August 7, 2006 Introduction Customers are demanding more from organizations. The client wants to receive personalized information, on any device, at any time. Currently, clients receive incorrect, outdated, and poor-quality information, through brochures, the Internet, e-mails, and advertisements. Business processes are not Read More

mySAP® - Supply Chain Management


This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful.

project management resources pm  - Supply Chain Management This document describes how SAP’s mySAP supply chain management (SCM) software can help a company transform its sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network to remain competitive and successful. Read More

The 14-Step Guide to Building a Performance Management Framework in Field Service Organizations


When rolling out a mobile workforce management system, performance management is often the last thing to implement. But that’s not what should happen. Because performance management is a continuous effort that has a direct impact on your people, processes, and systems, start your performance management initiative today by following 14 steps to building a performance management framework for your field service organization.

project management resources pm  14-Step Guide to Building a Performance Management Framework in Field Service Organizations When rolling out a mobile workforce management system, performance management is often the last thing to implement. But that’s not what should happen. Because performance management is a continuous effort that has a direct impact on your people, processes, and systems, start your performance management initiative today by following 14 steps to building a performance management framework for your field service Read More

Content Management System Pocket Guide


As with any project, implementing a new content management system (CMS) for your web site must start with a set of ideas outlining the types of services, capabilities, and desired outcomes you wish to have. Choosing the right Web CMS will undoubtedly take some time, but with the proper guidance—and this handy system pocket guide—you’ll be on your way to a successful implementation and a number of new opportunities.

project management resources pm  Guide As with any project, implementing a new content management system (CMS) for your web site must start with a set of ideas outlining the types of services, capabilities, and desired outcomes you wish to have. Choosing the right Web CMS will undoubtedly take some time, but with the proper guidance—and this handy system pocket guide—you’ll be on your way to a successful implementation and a number of new opportunities. Read More

Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

project management resources pm  with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More