Christmas Dinner is a project that’s worth of any experienced project managers and most of us would fail to deliver. Yet, a successful Christmas Dinner project requires all the elements of any other project and your most diligent of project processes. Here’s a project plan and a big thank you to everyone who will make Christmas dinner a success this year!
Happy holidays everyone.
I’ve had a few wonderful opportunities lately to talk to high-tech CIOs about what costs them the most time. I had thought I’d hear about project management and resource management issues. ‘We need a better scheduling algorithm’ or ‘We need a better resource-leveling engine,’ I figured I’d hear. Not so. The CIOs I’ve met this month in my rather non-scientific survey talked about the simple things. “I’d just like to know if my people are…
Purchasing is such a routine of process and procedures in each organization that the effects of the process are rarely challenged. Well, we do so in this article on how standard purchasing practices are applied to the selection of enterprise project management software.
One of the biggest and earliest challenges in implementing enterprise project management is defining the benefits to management. Talking about epm system features or the intricacies of your project management process is of little interest to management unless you can tie it to how this will impact the organization overall. This article looks at how to define the business benefits of epm.
Resource capacity planning is one of the most expected and requested aspects of enterprise project management yet it is one of the most elusive benefits to achieve. Why is this? If it’s so commonly requested, why isn’t it easier to deliver? This article talks about the different aspects of Resource capacity planning and gives some tips on how to achieve it.
It’s not enough to have a list of great features in a project management system in order to be successful. You’ve also got to have a system that can reach the people involved in the project management process. That’s more than knowing it has a web interface. Project mManagement these days is all about communication and if your system can’t reach more than the professional schedulers and be relevant to the day-to-day business of the people on the project team that it does reach then there’s little hope of the system becoming an “Enterprise” project management system. This article looks at what it takes to be an enterprise-level project system.
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: 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.
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…