In our last issue I talked about determining your requirements for a corporate project management system. This month we’ll talk about creating your plan for the deployment of your project management system. What?! You don’t have a plan? Well, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is, you’re not alone, many project managers have attempted to deploy their project management system without a plan. The bad news? You’re not alone, many project managers…
So, it’s time to bring it all together. You’ve used your talents thus far to choose the perfect project management software system; to implement it perfectly within your organization and to train your personnel within an inch of their lives. Now, it’s time to fulfill on some of those promises you made to management when they approved the budget in the first place and to integrate the project management system with other systems in the…
Project Portfolio management starts with understanding what’s important to your business.
It’s the hot button lately in project management circles. How can teams collaborate? It’s not idle chatter. It’s been apparent for a long time that a project manager’s role is not just calculating a schedule from his hidden laboratory deep in the bowels of the organization. Now a project manager is expected to spend the vast majority of his or her time working with others. They may be negotiating with the clients or recruiting new…
Dashboards and creating beautiful and shiny indicators of performance are all the rage but how do you ensure that your heat maps, thermometers, speedometers and traffic light icons are showing you what’s useful?
When is a proof of concept a benefit and when is it just more work with nothing to show for it? This article covers some of the basic elements of making proof of concepts work for you.
Matrix Management is good right? Not for everyone. Some organizations are moving away from Matrix Management and back towards Silo management. This article describes why.
When you deploy epm software do you go for the gusto and implement everything out of the gate or is it better to go a bit at a time – big bang or phased approach is the subject of this article.
Can you get something for nothing? In this modern age of in-the-cloud software, the answer turns out to be yes. Here are a few examples of project management tools available for free.
Interrelated best of breed modules or integrated all-in-one solutions? What’s the best way to evaluate which of these should be the path for your organization when it comes to thinking of enterprise project management software?