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Software Test Tools

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 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

Project Costing for Maximum Profitability


By implementing timekeeping solutions for costing, organizations obtain valuable insight into project profitability. Project-oriented timekeeping data is also used to bid on future projects, stay within budgeted costs, allocate appropriate resources, and track projects already under way. These solutions deliver more than just attendance tracking systems. They provide tools for understanding the impact of time and resources on project profitability.

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

Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide real value, many organizations are finding PPM implementations difficult. However, there are key approaches that can increase your likelihood of success, as well as an effective step-by-step process for implementing PPM within your organization.

project manager pm  portfolio funding levels, approves project recommendations, and provides policy guidance. Portfolio Management Team The portfolio management and competency center, composed of the Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Administrator, and, potentially, impacted Program Managers. Responsible for the portfolio management process. Portfolio Manager Head of the Portfolio Management Team, responsibilities include making project recommendations and reporting to the Executive Team. Portfolio Administrator Responsible for 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

10 Ways to Start a SharePoint Project the Right Way


Until now, SharePoint has been implemented as simply a platform for front-end-heavy intranets, or as a system for limited document sharing and forms automation solutions. However, it now encompasses solutions for web-enabled applications, extranets, intranets, document management, business intelligence, and complex workflow. Thus, SharePoint needs to be internally marketed in a way that maximizes its capabilities for the web-enabled organization.

project manager pm  to Start a SharePoint Project the Right Way 10 Ways To Start A Sharepoint Project The Right Way If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Optimus BT, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a privately held firm with locations in Atlanta, GA, US (HQ) and Bangalore, India, is a global leader in providing solutions that are primarily SharePoint based and utilize existing client infrastructure. Source : Optimus BT Optimus BT and Read More

Project Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means


IT projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing deadlines, and far too often having to be abandoned entirely. Research shows us that this is the rule, not the exception. Research also tells us why.

project manager pm  types: Succeeded : The project is completed on time and on budget, with all features and functions as initially specified. Challenged : The project is completed and operational but over budget, over the time estimate, and offers fewer features and functions than originally specified. Impaired : The project is canceled at some point during the development cycle. To summarize, the Standish Group''s research shows that being over budget is common. Delivering projects late is normal. Delivering less Read More

Elements of Project Management with Genius Project


No doubt about it: the project manager is essential for the successful completion of any project. But supporting the project manager—and the goal of reaching the target within the defined time and budget frame—is a solid project management system. Discover the vital elements of project planning and management, and how you can optimize communication by standardizing information formats in a project management system.

project manager pm  doubt about it: the project manager is essential for the successful completion of any project. But supporting the project manager—and the goal of reaching the target within the defined time and budget frame—is a solid project management system. Discover the vital elements of project planning and management, and how you can optimize communication by standardizing information formats in a project management system. Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations


The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.

project manager pm  so on, whereby a project cost account manager would be responsible for each. Thus, any government contracting a project-oriented manufacturer has to keep track of almost each and every item or part, when it was purchased or manufactured and for which compartment or task, and when it is due to be sent onto the next station or shipped, in addition to knowing how much it costs and to which budget compartment it must be allocated. Thus, the Relevant WBS module was designed to work in consort with the project Read More

IT Project Risk Assessment


Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success.

project manager pm  skills/related experience? Is the project team matrix managed/controlled by many managers? Do key team members reside in separate departments/buildings? Will implementation require significant formal user training? Will this require implementation and training at >1 site? Are there doubts about commitment/availability of key participants? It is essential to have the entire enterprise know: why such projects are being undertaken, the breadth and depth of impact across the enterprise, the risks that will Read More

Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss


Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible cost savings and will offset the total cost of ownership of a product lifecycle management system.

project manager pm  focused on collaborative design, project management, portfolio management, and product retirement. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Models is Overkill Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a holistic way to view the true costs of IT investment throughout an applications'' life cycle. TCO is a way to understand and analyze the costs, efficiencies, and economic impacts associated with procuring, using, and maintaining IT application components over time. In short, it is the cradle to grave costs associated to IT Read More

Software Capabilities Assessment Project


Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now.

project manager pm  Capabilities Assessment Project Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now. 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

Interview with Eron Kelly, General Manager, SQL Server Product Marketing


Jorge Garcia, TEC's senior BI and Data Management analyst attended the Microsoft TechEd 2013 conference, where he caught up with Eron Kelly, General Manager for SQL Server Product Marketing. In this podcast, recorded live on the show floor, Jorge asks Mr. Kelly a few questions about how companies are working with in-memory analytics, what's coming up in SQL Server 2014.

project manager pm  with Eron Kelly, General Manager, SQL Server Product Marketing Jorge Garcia, TEC''s senior BI and Data Management analyst attended the Microsoft TechEd 2013 conference, where he caught up with Eron Kelly, General Manager for SQL Server Product Marketing. In this podcast, recorded live on the show floor, Jorge asks Mr. Kelly a few questions about how companies are working with in-memory analytics, what''s coming up in SQL Server 2014. Read More