Article: Project Stage Gating

Article: Project Stage Gating Stage gating is a concept that is known to many in the project management community. But, did you know it started as a study on what organizations were more effective than others and trying to find out why?  We’ll talk about the origins of ‘stage-gate’ and the reasons that the practice […]

Article: Commoditized project management for the mid-market

Article: Commoditized project management for the mid-market We’ve seen a trend from major software vendors to try to create the ‘everyman’ project management system and to target this at mid-market clients.  This effort affects design, documentation, training materiarls and of course, marketing.  Is it good or bad for the industry?  You’ll have to read and […]

Article: Collaboration? Who’s collaborating?

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: Chocolate or Vanilla?

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.  […]