Article: ontract Management – key to projects If your project management environment involves sub-contractors of any kind or deliveries that will come from external suppliers, then contract management has to be part of your epm process. What should be considered when implementing Contract management in an epm environment? We’ll look at that in this article.
Article: Deploying Project Management Software – The Plan If you’ve decided to deploy an enterprise project management system, you should start with a plan. What should be considered in the scope of an epm system? We’ll cover some of the basic concepts that shouldn’t be forgotten in this article.
Article: Deploying a Project Management System Before we get to the installation, configuration and training on your new epm system, you should be thinking about what it should be doing for you and what you are hoping to accomplish. This article will look at some of the key concepts in epm systems deployment.
3rd Party PM Tools and why they matter Focusing just on Project Scheduling is rarely enough for an Enterprise Project Management system. This article targets some of the 3rd party alternatives that you might want to consider.
For those waiting on Project and Project Server updates, there is a new “October Cumulative Update” (fixes) available for Project and Project Server: Cumulative update packages for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and for 2007 Microsoft Office servers: October 28, 2008 KB: 958847: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958847 Description of the Project 2007 hotfix package (Project.msp): October 28, 2008KB: 958138: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958138 http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=958138 Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp.msp, Pjsrvwfe.msp): October 28, 2008KB:…
Article: Chief Project Officer in a Business Process Reingineering environment New CPO’s are often created as part of re-engineering the processes of the organization. It’s a tough place to start because the impetus for changing the business’s processes are already well underway and yet ripe with opportunities to make a dramatic change in the way organization manages projects. This article talks about how to walk the fine line between the challenge and opportunity of being…
“I don’t get no respect” was Rodney Dangerfield’s signature line and with its passing, Chief Project Officers seem to have lost their spokesman. How does a CPO get the respect he or she will no doubt require in order to effect cultural change in the project management environment of an organization? I talk about it in this article.
Article: The human factor A chief project officer isn’t just about numbers and analysis, they also have to consider how any change in the project management process will be received by those it affects. This article describes a case study of a large retailer and how trying to implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) was resisted by the very executives who had requested it.
Article: Where should you start as a Chief Project Officer? When you arrive at your new post in the boardroom, where do you get started? Here are a couple of tips at what to work on during your first 100 days on the job.
Chief Project Officer in the Boardroom Some organizations have introduced a new CxO. There is already the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and even the Chief Information Officer. For some organizations there will now be the Chief Project Officer.