Do we still need training if we’re using SaaS?

At one time using a computer system required training.  Not everyone will remember what older mainframe/terminal systems were like but user-hostile doesn’t completely convey the response. Here’s an example of how to add a frequent flyer number to your itinerary, from the old character-based Sabre airline booking system from American Airlines (and others): Using the […]

Computer-Based MS Project Training

Over the years, one of the most challenging changes to the success of project management software has been the lack of training and training materials that are included in any deployment. I wrote about this time ago in an article entitled “Batteries not included“. Organizations used to allocate a portion of their implementation budget to […]

Article: The Project Manager Salesman

Usually the engineering-oriented mind of project management people would never even consider the role of salesperson as part of being a project manager but the truth is, we’re selling all the time. Project Managers must sell their projects, their planning ideas, the impact of any changes and, even themselves. We’ll look at the various salesperson roles and their potential ‘clients’ in this article.

Article: Why I can’t train you in 2 days!

Article: Why I can’t train you in 2 days! When commercial project management software first came on the market it cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and clients thought it quite reasonable to block 20% of the total costs for training.  Now that pm software costs only hundreds of dollars, the same proportion seems to have […]

Article: Project Management System Training Wheels

Article: Project Management System Training Wheels When we talk about project management systems, we tend not to talk so much about the training these systems will require.  Vendors don’t help by advertising “Easy to Use” and “No training required”.  Project Management includes complex concepts and these are not all taken care of by an easy […]