The fourth edition of the AMA Handbook of Project Management has just hit bookshelves and I’m very proud to say that I am one of the collaborators. I have been in the handbook since it’s first release and have been privileged to write the chapter on Enterprise Project Management. As I’ve done for each edition, I’ve edited and updated the chapter to be more relevant to the evolving world of project management and rewrote sections…
I just finished a great week at Collaborate14, the Orace Application Users Group conference where I was asked to speak about the Benefits of the As-Built Schedule. Despite being in the very last speaking slot of the conference in the Primavera track, there were a number of die-hard fans who attended. For those who were there or those who missed the conference, the slides can be downloaded at: www.epmguidance.com/resources/The_As-Built_Schedule.pdf. The Excel spreadsheet I used for…
Resource management is the most popular reason organizations will switch from individual project management to enterprise project management so you’d think that would mean we’d have an extensive playbook on how to get the very best resource management out of such systems.
Successful EPM system deployments often come down to how well you’re managing the project. This article is an evolution of one written originally for Microsoft’s TechNet back in 2008 and talks about making your roadmap to success just like you would on a road trip using your GPS.
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.
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
All too often project managers working on an EPM deployment get enthralled by their ability to do something and forget to ask “Should I do it?”.
The quest for a real-time dashboard would seem to be a perfect fit for project management data but there are assumptions that lie beneath the surface of EPM and PPM data that hold numerous challenges when we apply them to real time analysis.
People are always coming to me asking for my help designing a solution they’ve already designed. It’s not their fault of course. Project Management software vendors have become very adept at creating marketing materials that make it look easy to deploy an enterprise project management solution “out-of-the-box” so if you find some solution for a particular problem in the marketing literature, it seems an easy decision to make. Take an example I had recently. A…