Communications is at the heart of what makes a project manager effective and much has been written on the subject. The tools available to the modern project manager however provide a wealth of options on how to be effective at creating a project communications plan.
Project Management systems are changing profoundly as the users evolve from highly specialized full-time schedulers to a much broader audience. Workflow combined with online forms technology will be at the heart of this change.
There seems to be some management desire for real time project management systems where management would be able to get a minute-by-minute account of what’s happening with projects. But is this practical in a project management environment?
Every industry has some mythical goal. In project management, the holy grail of goals seems to be the all integrated, everything connected project management system. Is it myth or reality?
At Microsoft, is EPM synonymous with Project Server? It is not. And, with the new functionality of Project Desktop 2010 there may be more options to creating a project management environment for an organization.
Project 2010 will see a number of changes in the Desktop Client. Here are some first impressions.
Will the release of Project 2010 be just like the release in 2007? The answer in my opinion is no. It’s going to feel more like the 2003 release in terms of stability and that has everything to do with what changes were made under the hood.
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 non-integrated systems in favor of a complete solution that would be not only Y2K compliant but more effective at the…
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.