With Project Server 2010 now public knowledge I can start sharing some first impressions and some information that will be important for those who are considering upgrading.
ERP deployments seek to be the core business system for all business functions but they virtually always start at the center of the Finance department. ERP firms, a niche with a tiny home in 1995 became a behemoth of an industry by the end of the 90’s as some firms became desperate to abandon old […]
Too many project managers bite off more than they can chew when creating their plan for an Enterprise Project Management deployment. Going for little victories is always lower risk and a higher probability of ultimately reaching the business goals that the system should be supporting.
Microsoft has released a new cumluative update for Project 2007 and Project Server 2007. dated August 25, 2009. Information on the key elements is linked below. See Microsoft’s guidance on deploying cumulative updates for more information on how to deploy these updates if they’re applicable to you. The links below include both descriptions and download […]
Ahh, the good old days. It’s easy to reminisce. Back when CIO’s were known as DP managers and their word was law. Keepers of the key to the old centralized mainframe systems were gods. Their will was done by all. Want a report? Sorry – that’s got to be done by our centralized staff. What? […]
Stay tuned. I’ll be blogging from the floor of the Microsoft Project Conference in Phoenix this week as Microsoft kicks off its promotions for what’s to come in the next year with Microsoft Project, Project Server and Portfolio Server. Over the next few days, the Non-Disclosure agreements for much of what is in Project 2010 […]
Written originally in the tech crash that followed Y2K, this article describes many of the challenges and opportunities facing the project management industry in today’s economy. The article is reposted here from its original publication in Computing Canada Magazine.
Pilot Projects and Proof of Concept projects are often misguided and misunderstood when done for enterprise project management systems. It’s important to have realistic expectations. Here are some pilot project pitfalls to avoid.
Being an effective project manager or having an effective PMO isn’t only about authority. The most effective people in the project management business have an arsenal of skills and tools at their disposal to elicit the most out of the people they work with.
In today’s world of instant gratification it is hard for some to understand the level of investment that must be made in order to reap the benefits available from an enterprise project management system. Some would prefer to follow the path of least resistance even if that means those benefits are not available.