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Who Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job?
Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information

project manager white papers  correct)—a department manager or project coordinator who knows the organization’s business processes like the back of their hand. While he (or she) may not have any particular technical expertise, he may certainly be able to add value to the project by knowing the business. So, why not; who better to handle this type of job, than someone like that? Which brings me to the point of my story… I found myself involved in a “ blog debate ” recently regarding the topic of white papers and the use of Read More...
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

project manager white papers  business systems analyst, to project manager for both SMBs and large corporations, the MS suite of products was used as the primary tool for documenting project management. MS Project was used to manage project scope and milestones, track deliverables, and manage resources. MS Visio was used to document and flowchart process models. MS PowerPoint was used for end-user training, as a tool to make presentations to obtain project funding, and (once the project was under way) to communicate progress and Read More...
Project Management Office: Framework Strategy
IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of

project manager white papers  project managers. A good project manager is a scarce resource, so this goal focuses on taking a proactive approach in developing programs aimed at attracting, selecting, retaining, and rewarding top-performing project managers. Recognize Savings As stated in the Standish Group Chaos Report, project failure is very costly to an organization. By improving project execution, and project success rate, the organization can achieve substantial cost savings through implementation of the core strategy team's Read More...
Data Center Projects: Project Management
In data center design projects, flawed management frequently leads to delays, expense, and frustration. Effective project management requires well-defined

project manager white papers  tracking site, which the project commitment manager updates and manages. Engineered Project Management Engineered project management is for any project having elements beyond what can be handled by standardized system architecture or by the steps and management roles of the standard project process. Projects that need this service are those having one or more of the following: Custom engineering of the physical system Custom process ' most commonly, the management of third-party suppliers (for example, Read More...
Project Management Communication: Part 3 of 3
In this final installment of the Project Management Communication series, we look at a vital project management tool. This system has provided visibility to

project manager white papers  projects. This allows the project manager to classify and assign priorities for each project, using specific criteria such as strategic value, and determine the impact on the organizations resources. The fundamental goals of PPM are to shed light on individual elements of a portfolio and to understand how individual projects relate to the overall goals of the enterprise. This is achieved by the ability to add, sort, move, and remove items within each portfolio if it is determined that certain projects or Read More...
Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5
Zurmo has released a new version of its Open Source CRM. The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists

project manager white papers  Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5 Zurmo has released a new version of its  Open Source CRM . The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward . In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions within an organization by displaying each departm Read More...
SAP Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution
While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP. In

project manager white papers  Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP . In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application , which brings front- and back-end project information transparency into one integrated system. The solution makes available to project Read More...
Transparent Language Launches 7000 Languages Project
The language-technology provider Transparent Language Inc. announced that it would provide free technological support to those interested in under-resourced

project manager white papers  Language Launches 7000 Languages Project The language-technology provider  Transparent Language Inc. announced  that it would provide free technological support to those interested in under-resourced languages, with its  7000 Languages Project . The project stems from Transparent Language's former Heritage and Endangered Languages Preservation Program (HELP Program), which started in 2009. While working on this nonprofit initiative, Transparent Language teamed up with BASAbali to design the first Read More...
Project Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management
A project's success is determined by the diverse stakeholder expectations. If some see return on investment as their primary stake, others may focus on

project manager white papers  Link: Stakeholder Management In project management, success or failure is determined by stakeholders, not project managers. Thus, a project portfolio management (PPM) vendor's raison d'tre is to facilitate stakeholder communications so that project expectations are met. However, project management office (PMO) leaders and project-centric organizations cite the lack of stakeholder management methodologies and tools in their PPM initiatives as one of their biggest challenges. Although they may possess the Read More...
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]project-open[ is headquarterd in Barcelona, Spain, run under German management. The company's main activity is leveraging the open-source model to provide

project manager white papers  to small and medium project organizations. ]project-open[ has users and partners in more than 25 countries. Read More...
HR Tech 2013 Interview: Lisa Rickard, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Epicor HCM
HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Lisa Rickard, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for Epicor HCM, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology

project manager white papers  Tech 2013 Interview: Lisa Rickard, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Epicor HCM HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Lisa Rickard, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for Epicor HCM, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. Listen and find out how how Epicor is responding to its customers’ biggest challenges, what the SMB market is looking for in a human capital management (HCM) solution, and what’s coming up in Epicor HCM. Read More...
TEC 2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software
This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology

project manager white papers  What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during the 2012 calendar year. Read this report to see what TEC data reveals about what your peers are looking for in PPM solutions, including the most common PPM requirements for customization, delivery model, Read More...
Are ERP Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Fine Art of Interpreting White Papers)
(Scroll down for my list of Top 10 ERP White Paper Buzzwords!)I first published a version of this post a few years ago. Sad to say, not much has changed

project manager white papers  the scope of the project, and an idea of potential solutions and approaches. Or maybe you're at the shortlist stage of your software selection project, and you're looking for collateral information on the vendors to get a sense of their overall vision, their development road maps, and their commitment to clients. How are you going to do all this? Well, white papers can help. But only if you know how to parse the buzzwords and marketing jargon. What's a White Paper? No, Really. A white paper is a document Read More...
INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 1: Recent Developments
If Relevant Business Systems has for any reason deliberately maintained its INFIMACS II ERP system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing

project manager white papers  and costs by both project item and condition code; the module maintains a capabilities file by item number that automatically determines if the user is allowed to perform the work which needs to be done, assuring the shop only undertakes repairs on items for which it is certified. Partnerships  Concurrently with the above in-house product enhancements, Relevant has been forming partnerships with complementary solution providers, the most prominent been: Interface to Abra Payroll System from Best Read More...
Demystifying SAP Solution Manager
Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC

project manager white papers  day-to-day management of any project within an SAP system. On a higher level, Solution Manager should perform the following functions: Document repository : a single place to keep requirements descriptions, technical specifications, and other Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF documents. Help desk : a tool that allows one to open a case, follow its status, insert a relevant documentation, close the case (one resolved), etc. This exceptions handling tool guides SAP’s staff and users in defining a model and the Read More...

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