Article: Project Management System Training Wheels

Article: Project Management System Training Wheels When we talk about project management systems, we tend not to talk so much about the training these systems will require.  Vendors don’t help by advertising “Easy to Use” and “No training required”.  Project Management includes complex concepts and these are not all taken care of by an easy […]

Article: Integrated PM System and the Project Maturity Model

Article: Integrated PM System and the Project Maturity Model With the release of Microsoft Project Server originally in 2002, Microsoft catapulted itself from the ranks of individual project management software provider to organizational or enterprise provider.  How does EPM software like Project Server affect an organization’s score in the Project Management Maturity Model?

Article: Getting Project managers to share and executives to prioritize

Getting project managers to share and executives to prioritize In many of the EPM deployments I’ve been involved with I run up against two significant cultural challenges.  The first comes from the project managers themselves who, while they claim to be committed to the orgazational nature of the Enterprise Project Management process, suddenly find themselves […]

Article: Enterprise Project Management and Do-It-Yourself

Article: Enterprise Project Management and Do-It-Yourself The Do-It-Yourself movement has some people making big savings by buying materials and tools at low cost and doing their own home renovations.  This has spawned a generation of people who are sure they can do almost any home renovation themselves.  However, just coming home with the lumber and […]

Article: Enterprise Project Management

Article: Enterprise Project Management Once you’ve committed to manage your projects organizationally, you’ll need to turn your attention to the systems that will support that commitment and the changes in process and corporate culture that working across the enterprise will require.  This article looks at some basic building blocks of your first epm deployment.