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.
This paper was originally delivered at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans in October 2013.
This article discusses how to identify a project which should be cancelled, distinguish it from a project that is merely troubled and then if need be, actively cancel a project in a way that is empowering to the project team, the organization, the stakeholders and even the project manager.
This paper was originally presented at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans, LA in October 2013.
Applying statistical data mining techniques to project data is relatively uncommon and surprisingly so given the remarkable value that such techniques can reveal. This paper discusses how to apply data mining techniques for project data in the easiest of grouping and graphical representations of data.
Are you going to the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans this month? I will be presenting two papers there. First, on Monday, October 28 at 10:45AM I will be presenting “Cancel a Project Without Cancelling your Career”. Then on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30AM I’ll present “Panning for Gold by Data-mining your Project Tracking […]