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I had the opportunity to be interviewed on my career and my views of the project management industry recently.  Samir Penkar runs the Future of Project Management site at futureofprojectmanagement.com You’ll find the interview on the site just look for A few Key Decisions to take a look. It’s great to talk to others in the industry about trends and where things have been, where they are and where they’re headed in the coming years.

I was working with a large Canadian company recently, helping with their enterprise project management processes. As part of my work, I got to watch while a project control officer prepared a report for the Chief Financial Officer. It was a work of art. First data was grouped together from multiple projects in the desktop version of a popular project management system. That data was copied and then pasted into a massive Excel spreadsheet as…

HMS has announced some changes to their free TimeControl timesheet Trial site that will make trying the TimeControl timesheet system that much easier.  First of all, the dashboard on the main page has been updated to show some readily accessible online learning resources such as the TimeControl Online Learning Center.  Also, data in the free trial has been updated to make the flow of trying the system once new users log in more intuitive. The…

Over at my firm, HMS, there’s a great case study on the use of TimeControl at EXFO.  EXFO has been a TimeControl client since 1999 and recently they were gracious enough to allow us to interview them and do a case study on their use of TimeControl.  EXFO wasn’t a publicly traded company when we first sold them TimeControl but they sure are now.  The company has expanded enormously since our first visit there years…

“So, what were you trying to accomplish here?” It’s a common question that I’ve had to ask of many project management office managers. Because of my background in enterprise project management systems, this mostly happens in response to some request to review a problem with a project management system implementation. Over the years I’ve been called upon to try to fix, repair, re-establish or just replace a failed or problematic project management system and my…

As part of our new R&D Solution Portal, we’ve created a brand new white paper that you may find of use.  The extensive paper covers an overview of how R&D tax claims work.  We cover something we call the “Triangle Audit” which describes how most government tax agencies go about doing an audit of Research and Development tax claims.  There is a section on how TimeControl timesheets work in an R&D setting and even instructions…

The HMS Software TimeControl timesheet system has been used for years by organizations that must meet exacting standards for Research and Development tax credit audits.  R&D tax credits are offered all over the world including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and throughout the EU.  These programs are designed by governments to provide incentive for organizations to do innovative work within their jurisdiction and they’ve proven to be highly effective.  The programs can return millions…