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?
Article: Multi-Project Management – Who owns what? When you move from managing one project at a time to a more integrated model where the milestones, the resources, the facilities and even the budget are shared, how do you determine who owns what part of the project management process?
Article: Integrated PM System and the Project Maturity Model With the release of Microsoft Project Server originally in 2002, Microsoft catapulted itself from the ranks of individual project management software provider to organizational or enterprise provider. How does EPM software like Project Server affect an organization’s score in the Project Management Maturity Model?
Getting project managers to share and executives to prioritize In many of the EPM deployments I’ve been involved with I run up against two significant cultural challenges. The first comes from the project managers themselves who, while they claim to be committed to the orgazational nature of the Enterprise Project Management process, suddenly find themselves […]
Article: Gaming the Process Once people know how a process works, it’s only natural for them to get the most possible out of the process by adjusting their own inputs to it. This is particularly true for Project Portfolio Management and can be a major source of frustration for those who believe that implementing a […]
Article: Enterprise Project Management and Do-It-Yourself The Do-It-Yourself movement has some people making big savings by buying materials and tools at low cost and doing their own home renovations. This has spawned a generation of people who are sure they can do almost any home renovation themselves. However, just coming home with the lumber and […]
Article: Enterprise Project Management Once you’ve committed to manage your projects organizationally, you’ll need to turn your attention to the systems that will support that commitment and the changes in process and corporate culture that working across the enterprise will require. This article looks at some basic building blocks of your first epm deployment.
Article: ontract Management – key to projects If your project management environment involves sub-contractors of any kind or deliveries that will come from external suppliers, then contract management has to be part of your epm process. What should be considered when implementing Contract management in an epm environment? We’ll look at that in this article.
Article: Deploying Project Management Software – The Plan If you’ve decided to deploy an enterprise project management system, you should start with a plan. What should be considered in the scope of an epm system? We’ll cover some of the basic concepts that shouldn’t be forgotten in this article.
Article: Deploying a Project Management System Before we get to the installation, configuration and training on your new epm system, you should be thinking about what it should be doing for you and what you are hoping to accomplish. This article will look at some of the key concepts in epm systems deployment.