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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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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 manager pm  Hand to the SMB Project Manager Originally published - June 27, 2008 As organizations fight tenaciously for every inch of market share, IT departments have had to deploy technology that assists these dynamic organizations to remain competitive. One of these technologies is project portfolio management (PPM): a set of processes to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate, expedite, and monitor projects to meet organization improvement goals. Figure 1 provides a visual of these processes and how they flow Read More

Project Management Pitfalls


Through the implementation of enterprise wide systems many organizations have experienced success in transforming their enterprise from a reactionary task driven environment into a modern proactive, cohesive organization which can provide visibility to Senior Management and to customers and suppliers alike. ERP implementations are usually large, complex projects, involving large groups of people

project manager pm  be likely. Furthermore the Project Manager and team have to orient their paradigms to be aligned more on a business model Beyond the technical aspects of technology deployment such as form, fit and function are related change management issues which if not managed as part of the Project Plan can threaten to derail a project in its entirety, the change management issues have become to be known as Critical Success Factors or (CSF’s) Top Ten Critical Success Factors In a recent article by the Dutch Read More

Project Costing for Maximum Profitability


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project manager pm  phase that allow a project manager to pinpoint excess time and money being spent. The company''s Accounting, Payroll and Human Resources departments reap the benefit of having an easy-to-use tool for tracking billable time, payroll, expenses, vacation, sick leave, and other pertinent administrative functions. The automatic transfer of data to accounting/HR systems eliminates the need for double entry, and the resulting increased accuracy reduces time spent on corrected invoices and payments. Executives 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 manager pm  project managers. A good project manager is a scarce resource, so this goal focuses on taking a proactive approach in developing programs aimed at attracting, selecting, retaining, and rewarding top-performing project managers. Recognize Savings As stated in the Standish Group Chaos Report, project failure is very costly to an organization. By improving project execution, and project success rate, the organization can achieve substantial cost savings through implementation of the core strategy team''s Read More

Ten Keys for Project Success


Any project represents significant effort in terms of justifying resource allocation and expense. Project failure may not only diminish or eliminate expected benefits, but also damage existing tools and processes. There are ten key steps for project success; many of these steps occur concurrently, and are important focal points for teams and executives contemplating initiating projects.

project manager pm  project, adding a full-time project manager may be warranted. The unencumbered focus on the project plan and deliverables helps to minimize the impact of competing priorities, improves the quality of project results and often benefits team chemistry. Once the team member selection has been approved, building a strong working relationship is the next priority. Building a team identity and sense of purpose helps the group perform at a higher level and improve the quality of work. This can take time, Read More

Learn How to Set Up and Run a Project Management Office


Many companies are finding they must build project management capabilities in order to meet business challenges in the future. They also understand that project management processes should be implemented consistently across the organization, leading to efficiency and better, faster, cheaper project delivery. Given the need for consistent project management, the critical question is how best to implement this environment.

project manager pm  Up and Run a Project Management Office Many companies are finding they must build project management capabilities in order to meet business challenges in the future. They also understand that project management processes should be implemented consistently across the organization, leading to efficiency and better, faster, cheaper project delivery. Given the need for consistent project management, the critical question is how best to implement this environment. Read More

The Value of ERP Software Diagnostic Assessments


An ERP diagnostics assessment is an enterprise system and process review that—if conducted properly—will expose ERP project risks before they jeopardize your company’s future. Download this white paper to learn more about the benefits of an ERP diagnostics assessment, what you should expect from a well-conducted diagnostic, and how you can use it to take control of your ERP selection project.

project manager pm  conducted properly—will expose ERP project risks before they jeopardize your company’s future. Download this white paper to learn more about the benefits of an ERP diagnostics assessment, what you should expect from a well-conducted diagnostic, and how you can use it to take control of your ERP selection project. 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

project manager pm  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 work through various scenarios. One of these issues relates to what happens when a Read More

Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right


Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who really is to blame, and how can a company avoid the same problems in the future?

project manager pm  providing access to the project manager and other key members of the team on an as-needed basis. An Example An excellent example of the involvement of a senior person comes from a Fortune 500 food company. The project involved implementation of a plant-level system in the company''s 10 US plants. The senior person was the VP of manufacturing, and his name was Ben. Ben had 10 direct reports, the 10 plant managers. How did Ben support the project? Ben saw the project as related to market share, not systems, Read More

Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems


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ERP vs Project-Based Solutions - Which is Right for You?


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HR Manager to HCM Strategist in Four Easy Steps


Demand for global workforce visibility and insight is huge; yet many HR teams today are only able to produce data on what is currently happening or what occurred in the past. But HR needs to move beyond “what occurred,” applying full analytical capabilities to understand “why an event happened” so proactive changes can be made to improve overall business performance. This type of complex exploration and examination, where financial implications and cause and effect are studied, helps elevate HR to the most strategic level—transforming the HR manager to HCM strategist. Read this white paper to discover how cohesive business intelligence can proactively impact your organization.

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