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 […]
Are you in the Ann Arbor area? I’ll be speaking at the PMI Hudson Valley Chapter on October 21st. The subject is “Creating Business Prioritization for Projects and Portfolios”. You can find out more about this event on the PMI HVC website.
This article was what kicked off the Microsoft TechNet “From the Trenches” column which I still write for. It addresses a key question: When deploying an EPM system should you a) make a big bang type of approach to release all designed EPM functionality at once or b) go with a more phased approach. And, if so, why?
The EPM Guidance Site has been delivering project management content for some time now but a fresh coat of paint and some refurbishment is long overdue. Please bear with me as I get the site redesigned more around a blogging theme. It should make it easier to navigate, easier to find the content that is of use to you and easier to share information that is of use to you when you come across it.
Microsoft has published another article of mine on TechNet. This article is called “Cancelling your project without cancelling your career and will be of interest to both project managers and timesheet administrators as well, of course, to those managing stage gating processes, project management offices and project portfolios