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Projects are Investments
When IT projects are completed and systems are delivered, they don’t just disappear. Completed projects can be described in various ways: investments, assets, operational applications, and so on. Whatever they’re called, they typically require continuing investments of resource time, effort, and dollars to maintain, fix, and upgrade. In fact, the post-project delivery lifecycle effort is critical to an IT organization.
: Projects are Investments Projects are Investments Source: Innotas Document Type: White Paper Description: When IT projects are completed and systems are delivered, they don’t just disappear. Completed projects can be described in various ways: investments, assets, operational applications, and so on. Whatever they’re called, they typically require continuing investments of resource time, effort, and dollars to maintain, fix, and upgrade. In fact, the post-project delivery lifecycle effort is critical
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Gain More from Your IT Projects
IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives for their IT projects and measure returns through the use of return on investment techniques.
: More from Your IT Projects Gain More from Your IT Projects Freddy Fam - January 26, 2006 Read Comments Introduction Information technology (IT) projects and initiatives are about change or, at least, the bar is about to be raised. Change is about transforming the current state into a desired state. However, when and how do we know that we have reached the desired state? How do we know what the business gained from the IT project? Often, when companies embark on any IT initiatives like enterprise resource
Why Software Selection Projects Fail
Why do so many software projects fail? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software and how best to avoid them.
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Case Study: TWP Projects
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Caution! Will A Traditional ERP System Help You Deliver Projects?
Companies who build specifically for a customer have unique requirements that are often not understood or dealt with well by some ERP vendors, particularly in the mid-market, who think that systems designed around volume manufacturing fit everywhere.
: very different. Since most projects have unique requirements, lead time of the product definition processes will directly impact on the delivery of the project, and will affect the contract. The company will go through it all over again on the next project, so there s effectively nothing to amortise the costs over. Far from being ignored, these up front processes need to be carefully planned and accounted for. Then there s commissioning and installation post manufacture. Project manufacturers may have t
Powerful Solutions for Project-driven Organizations
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: your business and its projects requires integrated tools that also provide deep functionality. Powerful Solutions for Project-driven Organizations style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Project Management, Software Selection Related Industries: Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Management of Companies and Enterprises Source: Microsoft Learn more about Microsoft Readers who downloaded this white paper also read these popular
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Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected cash flow. While the concepts of options are certainly familiar to most executives, the trick to valuing strategic choices lies in the complex and often overwhelming task of understanding the interaction between strategic options. This article provides a breakthrough planning approach for (1) rapidly realizing the business capabilities dictated by strategy (2) aligning process, technology and organization design and (3) through the financial lens of 'real options' shows how to quan
: sponsorship and support of projects and investments that deliver critical business capabilities. To provide useful financial insight, sooner rather than later, financial managers need to think about business strategy as a process of continuous course corrections, evaluated more like a series of real options than a single projected cash flow 3 . While the concepts behind real options are certainly familiar to most executives, the trick to identifying, valuing and making strategic choices lies in the
Administering Responsible Inheritance Engineering
For many projects, the transition from initiative to production is chaotic and lacks a pragmatic framework for ongoing support. Inheritance Engineering offers a means for carrying out change in a reliable fashion and retaining as much value as possible throughout the life of the software. Unfortunately, this does not occur for a variety of reasons. Find out what those reasons are, and how to address software maintenance.
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: good fit between the projects and the various strategic themes; and there is a good mix between the various types of projects. Read this paper to learn about the different approaches used n portfolio management. Portfolio Management style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Accounting and Financial Management, Dashboard, Application Lifecycle Management, Quality Management, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Product Development and Portfolio
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TEC Programs for Consultants
Partner with TEC and we’ll equip your firm to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection projects. Depending on your needs, we can set you up to deliver individual projects on a case-by-case basis, or to deliver multiple projects on an ongoing basis. We can also work with you to support your sales and marketing programs so you can make the most of your new capabilities. With over 50 successful consultant projects supported and a growing worldwide network of preferred partners, TEC is perfectly positioned to help you take your practice to the next level.
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Case Study: American Crane & Equipment Corporation
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: Managing and tracking custom projects for accurate job costing is key—but ACECO’s legacy system involved labor-intensive, manual manipulation of data. ACECO saw that real-time job cost data was vital to operational performance. It found a solution with integrated functionality for all process operations. Learn more. Case Study: American Crane & Equipment Corporation style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Job Costing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
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