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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 of TimeControl 1.0.1, the first version of TimeControl released to market in January of 1994. Click the image on the…

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 day around here. I got a chance to meet with the PMI Central Illinois Chapter and talk about Data Mining. …

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.

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.
If only.

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.