The most common practices of purchasing enterprise solution software are often the least effective. This article talks about how to avoid the pitfalls of commodity purchasing when selecting enterprise systems and how to create a purchasing RFP that has the best chance of solving your business problems.
This paper was originally delivered at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans in October 2013.
This article discusses how to identify a project which should be cancelled, distinguish it from a project that is merely troubled and then if need be, actively cancel a project in a way that is empowering to the project team, the organization, the stakeholders and even the project manager.
This article was what kicked off the Microsoft TechNet “From the Trenches” column which I still write for. It addresses a key question: When deploying an EPM system should you a) make a big bang type of approach to release all designed EPM functionality at once or b) go with a more phased approach. And, if so, why?
Microsoft has published another article of mine on TechNet. This article is called “Cancelling your project without cancelling your career and will be of interest to both project managers and timesheet administrators as well, of course, to those managing stage gating processes, project management offices and project portfolios
Microsoft has published an article of mine on TechNet. This article will be of interest not only to project managers but also those deploying and configuring timesheet systems as it looks at how to determine how many charge codes to have and to what level of detail charge codes should be defined. See this post for all the links and details.
HMS Software has just released TimeControl 6.5 and it represents a major evolution of TimeControl. HMS has added a major new reporting-writing engine, a completely new link option for linking to their new alliance partner Hard Dollar’s HD project cost and estimating system and significant improvements in both performance and other functionality. See this blog post for more information.
I’ll be speaking tonight at the Montreal chapter of the Microsoft Project Users Group. “The topic is Setting your Enterprise Project Management Requirements”
To download the presentation slides go to the Resources/Presentations page.
HMS is currently looking to expand its development team with a C# programmer who will be working with the TimeControl technical team. If you are or know a good candidate, take a look at the requirements at: .
Gotta love Dilbert. This post shows how just having a forest without regard for the trees removes all meaning to Dilbert’s life.
I’m happy to include a guest post today from University Alliance and the Project Management Certification prep program at Villanova University. I hope you enjoy it. – Chris As most project managers know, assembling the best talent for a project can give the project a quick, successful start. Knowing how to build the best team […]