I just finished a great week at Collaborate14, the Orace Application Users Group conference where I was asked to speak about the Benefits of the As-Built Schedule. Despite being in the very last speaking slot of the conference in the Primavera track, there were a number of die-hard fans who attended. For those who were […]
Yes, TimeControl is no longer a teenager! It’s HMS Software’s 30th Anniversary (We’re now 30-something) and TimeControl is now 20. HMS Software was founded in 1984 and we’ll be celebrating all year with contests, give-aways and images from our ancient past and just to get things started, here’s something nostalgic. Yes, this is a video […]
It’s been a busy but great 4 weeks. First, we received a couple of fabulous testimonials at HMS from our clients. ASL Environmental Sciences sent the first one. They’re an Oceanographic specialist based in western Canada. Then another great letter comes in from ESI Inc. of Tennessee. Both are delighted clients and that makes our […]
Many of us have heard of the concept of a Project Maturity Model but what about our systems? This article extends the concept originally created by Carnegie Mellon to the Project Management Systems Maturity Model. Should you deploy all aspects of your project management system on the first day? Probably not.
Join HMS and Hard Dollar on February 12th for a free webinar showing the power of integrating TimeControl Industrial and HD PCM; bringing field data collection to project cost management.
The most common practices of purchasing enterprise solution software are often the least effective. This article talks about how to avoid the pitfalls of commodity purchasing when selecting enterprise systems and how to create a purchasing RFP that has the best chance of solving your business problems.
Resource management is the most popular reason organizations will switch from individual project management to enterprise project management so you’d think that would mean we’d have an extensive playbook on how to get the very best resource management out of such systems.
Successful EPM system deployments often come down to how well you’re managing the project. This article is an evolution of one written originally for Microsoft’s TechNet back in 2008 and talks about making your roadmap to success just like you would on a road trip using your GPS.
My latest article on Microsoft’s TechNet site has just been published in the From the Trenches column on Microsoft TechNet. You can read the whole article at Breaking Bad… News that is.
It was a great week at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans; a city that doesn’t seem to need any sleep at all! I presented two papers which are now here on the site. The papers were well received and it was great to make contact with new and old friends alike.