Article: Collaboration? Who’s collaborating? When you consider the collaboration aspect of project management, it’s worthwhile to come up with a collaboration plan much as you would a communications plan for a project. Who should collaborate, how should this collaboration be facilitated and/or moderated? What should you collaborate about? We’ll look at the essentials of project […]
Article: Choosing Collaborative Project Management Tools Collaboration has become such a critical element of modern project management that it is no surprise that there are a plethora of tools available to assist us in getting the most out of the collaborative project environment. What kinds of tools are these and where can you find them? […]
Article: Chocolate or Vanilla? Too many EPM deployments start off with designing the ultimate system; something which will never be realized. There is so much functionality available with systems out of the box… “vanilla” systems that you should be able to get yourself up and running to some basic level with a minimum of customization. […]
Article: Why I can’t train you in 2 days! When commercial project management software first came on the market it cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and clients thought it quite reasonable to block 20% of the total costs for training. Now that pm software costs only hundreds of dollars, the same proportion seems to have […]
Article: hat does EPM mean to you? It’s an easy to use acronym and goodness’ knows, we use too many acronyms in this industry. EPM can represent so many differents things to different people. If you’re looking to deploy EPM wouldn’t a good place to start be having a common definition?
Article: The move to Solution Buying We’ve heard the hype for years that ever software vendor is a ‘solution seller’. They’re only out to make sure you get your solution, according to the solution salespeople. I think that’s great if it’s true, but what’s less common is a client who’s ready to be a “Solution Buyer”.
Article: The Dash for Dashboards Dashboard views are all the rage within the executive suite. There is a notion, fed in large part by software vendors, that executives can get real time levers and dials like they would while driving down the freeway so they can make instant decisions. While creating dashboard views is quite […]
Article: Project Management System Training Wheels When we talk about project management systems, we tend not to talk so much about the training these systems will require. Vendors don’t help by advertising “Easy to Use” and “No training required”. Project Management includes complex concepts and these are not all taken care of by an easy […]
Article: Project Management and the Web How has the Internet and the ubiquitous web interface transformed the project management industry and aside from the new commercial tools that naturally appear whenever there is a new platform to write them on, what does this new medium empower for project managers?
Article: PPM and a whole new generation of acronyms The extension of Enterprise Project Management concepts into the Project Portfolio Management paradigm means a whole slew of new definitions and their requisite acronyms. How do the definitions within PPM match up with EPM and where do the concepts overlap?