New article of mine on the front cover of Microsoft’s TechNet

Microsoft has published an article of mine on TechNet. This one is about Dashboards and the art of dashboarding on Project Server. While that’s not so unusual. I publish articles there semi-regularly. This one actually appears on the front cover of Technet at technet.microsoft.com. That’s rather flattering. See this post for all the links and details.

Microsoft’s 2012 Project Conference registration is now open

Microsoft doesn’t do it every year but next year they will once again be holding a conference for Microsoft Project.  This usually signals that Microsoft has a new version to show us and, yes, it’s fairly certain we’ll be hearing all about Project version 15 when the conference rolls around. The conference is March 19-22, […]

Enterprise system best practices article

Microsoft has published another of my articles, this one on Enterprise Systems Best Practices. This article looks at some of the key success/failure criteria to any enterprise system including, of course, EPM Systems. Those factors include: finding a business owner, knowing what problem the system is supposed to solve, making sure it’s part of your enterprise technical architecture and implementing change management.

Doing two things at once can be too much

Many organizations deploy enterprise systems and many of these deployments generate tremendous efficiencies in the organization. However, some organizations get tempted to deploy more than one enterprise system at the same time and this can lead to a tremendous challenge or even failure of both systems. In some cases, the two systems are pushed into one massive project, in other cases, separate teams pull the company into different directions at the same time. This article looks at the particular challenge of doing more than one enterprise system deployment at a time.