As promised, my interview on Nathan Latka’s Top Entrepreneur Podcast is now live! Nathan and I discussed my company, HMS Software’s history as a premiere publisher of timesheet software and the rise of TimeControl as one of the most popular timesheet systems. I was delighted to do the show and had a lot of fun with Nathan during the discussion. I encourage you all to grab the free podcast and take a listen. The Top…

It’s ready! The 5th edition of the American Management Association Handbook of Project Management is available on Amazon as of today! I have the great honor of writing the section on Enterprise Project Management for the book and the privilege of joining so many great writers in the book. Each edition of this book has been well received over the years and I have no doubt that this one will be too. The editing team…

I was very excited to be interviewed by Nathan Latka for his Top Entrepreneurs podcast. Nathan has a following of millions of subscribers for his remarkable webcast. We don’t have an exact publication date of the interview yet but I’ll be sure to let everyone know here on the website once the date is set! For those interested in the podcast (and you should be), stop by Nathan’s site to get the link to subscribe. …

I had great pleasure of being interviewed a few days ago by Dave Gordon for a piece in the Business to Business News Network. The piece was recently published under the title Inside the Mind of… Chris Vandersluis. Dave has done a number of interviews like this over the past few months and I was delighted to be included. The interview is designed to help entrepreneurs know how companies like my own HMS Software have…

If projects were always predicable we wouldn’t need project managers. We’d just authorize the project based on what estimators had determined and then on the expected finish date, we’d pick up the completed project with the actual costs exactly meeting the projected costs. Sadly, that’s not the case. The work of project managers is so important because life is so unpredictable. In the face of almost everything challenging in our world, we have come to…

Thanks for your patience as we updated the EPMguidance site. Don’t worry. The blog is still there in its entirety but the site now reflects some of the other activities that we do. This isn’t a life change as I’m still the President of HMS, the publishers of TimeControl but now instead of spreading my other interests across multiple sites, I’ve been able to consolidate them here on the EPMGuidance site.

The EPMGuidance website is about to undergo some changes. You’ll find a new look and feel starting today and over the next few days we’ll be adding more changes as well. The main page will have several elements of services and other elements of my life that are relevant to some of my clients and followers. The blog posts will still be only a click away and we are not removing a single line of…

Several years ago I worked directly the Microsoft Project Team as part of their Enterprise Project Management Partner Advisory Council.  One topic that came up more than once during the 5 years I spent with the group was the impact of Excel on Project Management.  At the time Microsoft estimated that over 30 million copies of Microsoft Project were in use somewhere around the world.  Their own internal estimates were that over double that used…

Resource management is a subject that I lecture on often and, perhaps more interestingly, is a popular topic.  You might think that after all these years of the promotion of project management practices and tools that resource management would be an old and tired subject but apparently not so much. What is it that has solving resource management challenges be so difficult?  The first and most obvious answer is that we don’t all mean the…

I’ll be headed to Dallas tomorrow (May 17) to speak at the Dallas PMI Chapter’s Symposium.  I’ll be talking about one of my favorite subjects, how to increase resource capacity without hiring.  It’s always a pleasure to speak with people who have similar business challenges about how to overcome them and I learn something new every time I get to engage in one of these dialogs. Aside from my speaking opportunities, there are more articles…