Happy Holidays

For everyone who has followed the EPMGuidance.com blog this year I wish you the very best of the holiday season.  I hope you and your families are happy and safe this season and I look forward to our discussions in 2017. Chris Vandersluis Author: EPMGuidance.com

All-in-one or Best-of-breed

All in one thinking is built into our industry Many years ago I wrote several articles about the differences in choosing an all in one Finance system vs best of breed functionality.  My focus was mostly about project management, but the concept can carry across many systems. The notion of all-in-one corporate systems became popular […]

Tail wags dog

My staff have heard me use the expression all too often. “Tail wags dog! Film at 11.” As though it were a breaking news headline on CNN. I use the expression though to talk about organizations that approach our company with an interest in deploying our enterprise timesheet system or an enterprise project management system […]

The Power of Display for Project Managers

Many years ago I was forced to take an Economics Statistics course at McGill University in Montreal.  It was a requirement for my Economics Major and one of the most miserably tough math classes I’d ever encountered. The class was taught by an older gentleman who was maybe 150 or maybe 160 years of age.  […]

ProjectWorld comes to Orlando!

I’m very proud to announce that I have joined the ProjectWorld*Business Analyst World Orlando Advisory Board as we work together to bring Project World Business Analyst World to Orlando in  2017!  I’m working with new friends on the board and old friends at Diversified who organize the Project World conferences around the world.  My association with […]

When is the solution complete?

There I am at the PMI 2016 Global Congress in San Diego listening to keynote speaker Sue Gardner.  Ms. Gardner’s resume is enough to make you pause and take notice.  She has worked with numerous Silicon Valley companies including Wikimedia who run the famous Wikipedia.  She has been on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women […]

Links for attendees at PMI-MN

For those of you who attended my session on Setting Project Business Priorities in the Minnesota PMI’s Professional Development Days conference this week, you may be interested in the link I promised. Here is the link to the Pairwise comparison spreadsheet we used in today’s exercise: www.epmguidance.com/resources/Pairwise_Comparision_Exercise.xls. Once again, thanks to everyone who attended today.