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We’re changing our look

ChrisVandersluisAfter some time thinking about it, I’m changing the look and feel of the front page of the blog.  Originally I’d envisaged a website where the blog would be a less prominent aspect of the entire site but as time moves forward, I can see that in fact searching for information on the blog will be easier if I just get on the horse in the direction it’s heading and that’s with the blog as the most significant element of the site.So, the overall content won’t diminish at all but over the coming weeks, all the older articles that had been posted as individual pages will now become more extensive posts.  I’ll be taking the content of each of the project management articles and replacing the short excerpt that is in the posts now with them.  The excepts themselves I’m going to be keeping and when I’ve completed the conversion, we’ll take a look at remaking the articles page with all the article excerpts in them as a dynamic bit of code.

In the meantime, the searching functions and, more importantly, being able to locate information on the website through the major blog search tools will become much easier.

Searching re-enabled

I’m not sure how we managed to delete it but I have re-added the ability to search through the site.  The way we’ve organized the EPMGuidance.com site, every new article, or addition to the site is associated with a blog post which points to it.  So, using Search will list all blog posts which meet the search criteria.  The links from the post to the appropriate page within the site brings you to what you’re looking for with a single click.
Hopefully this will make the site a good deal more useful!

Comment: EPM Articles pages reformatted

 

Chris Vandersluis

Chris Vandersluis

For those of you who were getting more and more irritated with the formatting of the EPM Articles page (like I was), you’ll be happy to hear that I’ve reformatted the page so it is hopefully a bit more readable.

There will be more formatting and more content to come over the next couple of weeks.

Chris

Welcome to the EPM Guidance site

Hi.  This is Chris Vandersluis.  I’ve been working in the Enterprise Project Management industry since the early 1980’s.  I’ve set up EPMGuidance.com as a place to share some of the articles, tools, methodology and techniques I’ve either written or discovered over the years for anyone interested in creating, managing or improving an EPM environment.

This site has been quite some time in the making so let me give you a quick tour.  There are several main categories of information.  Whenever I post something new somewhere in the site, you can be certain that I’ll post a blog entry of it right here on the Home page.  You should be able to subscribe to the RSS feed from the main page in order to keep up with anything new I’ve posted.

Here are the main areas of EPMGuidance.com:

  • Articles
    These are articles either written by me or published here with the permission of the author credited within the article.
  • Resources
    Resources include a wide range of tools that include Word, Excel or PowerPoint templates that may be of interest for different people working on an EPM deployment. 
  • Systems
    Software is a key element of an EPM implementation and while it is impossible to maintain a complete directory of every possible tool for EPM, I’ve listed some of the more commonly known tools here along with links to getting more information.  If I know of add-on tools that you may want to consider, then I’ll categorize those too.  Remember, my firm, HMS Software, publishes our own timesheet system, TimeControl so you can certainly expect some link to it on this page.
  • Links
    There are so many web sites related to project management, it can be a challenge to even index them all.  Here’s my own index of sites that may be of interest to those working in an EPM environment.  If you know of a site that I should be looking at to consider it for this list, let me know at chrisv@epmguidance.com.
  • About
    If you’re interested in who is running the site and what my background is, you can find it on the About page along with contact information on how to reach me.