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Podcast: A Project Manager's Guide to Business Performance Management
As business performance management (BPM) has expanded into virtually all areas of business, project managers have been broadening their soft management skills

project managers required skills  areas of business. Simultaneously, project managers have been broadening their soft-factor management skills, impacting project success. Consequently, the convergence of stakeholder management and BPM will enable organizations to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction. In this podcast, TEC analysts Neil Stolovitsky and Lyndsay Wise sit down to discuss the increasing role that BPM plays within project management.     Listen to the entire 7:20 minute podcast Read More

ERP for Municipalities
In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and wate...
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Powerful Solutions for Project-driven Organizations
Too often, project-driven organizations are faced with a difficult choice: they can choose best-of-breed business applications and integrate them at great cost,

project managers required skills  making it easy for project managers to spot and receive alerts when cost overruns and other potential problems threaten project success. Flexible project creation and standardization Create projects, tasks, and budgets manually or reuse enterprise-wide templates to promote standardized planning and reporting across your organization. The ability to initiate and update projects automatically in both Microsoft Project and Microsoft Dynamics SL enables project managers and accounting staff to use the tools Read More
Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide

project managers required skills  within their respective programs. Project Managers Responsible for day-to-day management of individual projects. Responsibilities include providing project proposal data and communicating project status to Program Managers and the Portfolio Manager. Note that PPM does not necessarily require defining new functional positions at a senior level. The basic responsibilities associated with PPM (e.g., selecting projects, managing the delivery of value, etc.) are not new. What is new is that these Read More
10 Ways to Start a SharePoint Project the Right Way
Until now, SharePoint has been implemented as simply a platform for front-end-heavy intranets, or as a system for limited document sharing and forms automation

project managers required skills  examples would be for Project Management, Sales Collaboration, Partner Collaboration, and Self Service Applications for Procurement, User Management, etc. Fresh Content and Continuous improvement plans A Portal is not a static web page - it is like a daily newspaper people get fresh content with new feature updates on a regular basis. SharePoint is not a mere investment into any other IT infrastructure but it is a unique Business tool whose prime focus is the Business users of any organization. Read More
The Keys to Effective Project Governance Leadership
Project Sponsor.com conducted a three-year research program on project governance. The findings turned up some surprising facts on how project governance is

project managers required skills  issue with governance—that few project managers actually understand what the governance team is supposed to do. To some project managers, the governance team is a godsend (as it takes the onus off the project manager), while to others, the governance team is a pain in the neck, always asking the wrong questions and avoiding the key issues. The formal governance training that the few executives in our study have received has mostly been in the form of quasi-project management training, taught with the Read More
How to Kill Your Software Selection Project in 10 Very Easy Steps
Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed?Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories?Here’s how, in 10 easy

project managers required skills  Kill Your Software Selection Project in 10 Very Easy Steps Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed? Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories? Here’s how, in 10 easy steps. 1. Fail to get user buy-in. Users, bless their souls, just won’t use an application they don’t want to use. Especially if they feel it’s been foisted on them by a team who doesn’t understand their needs. The result? Workarounds. And a system that only works on paper. Getting Read More
Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems
Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented

project managers required skills  basis, to provide timely project information to managers and customers, and to submit accurate and detailed bills/invoices, often in compliance with complex industry-specific and regulatory requirements. Yet, traditional generic GL-oriented accounting systems have not been designed with project phases, work breakdowns or detailed time capturing in mind, and thus, they can merely report how much has been spent or collected, but not why a certain project is losing or winning money. Not many enterprise Read More
Best Practices: Five Ways Learning Managers Can Make a Strategic Contribution
In today’s business world, skill shortages are seen as a huge threat to business expansion. So your organization needs to be fill those gaps—and fast. But what

project managers required skills  Practices: Five Ways Learning Managers Can Make a Strategic Contribution In today’s business world, skill shortages are seen as a huge threat to business expansion. So your organization needs to be fill those gaps—and fast. But what happens when finding that talent just isn’t possible. This white paper discusses five ways you can make learning an integral solution to filling those skill gaps within your company. Read More
Project Management Strategies for a Challenged Economy
As recent media reports suggest, the dreaded “R” word—recession—is looming large across the horizon of most western and global economies. Many organizations

project managers required skills  blues.   The Pro-active  Project Manager The need for a project manager (PM) to be” business savvy”, especially  during a recession, is critical.  The PM will have to become a crusader, a salesperson, and an influencer to fight for projects that enhance productivity and quality, or that shorten cycle times, or that have a shorter project life cycle to generate return on investment (ROI). When the economic cycle turns upward again—as it inevitably does—having invested in the improvement of Read More
Why ERP Fails at Enterprise Project Management
Because enterprise resource planning (ERP) came from the world of materials planning for repetitive manufacturing, these applications cannot address the more

project managers required skills  ERP Fails at Enterprise Project Management Because enterprise resource planning (ERP) came from the world of materials planning for repetitive manufacturing, these applications cannot address the more anecdotal, complex, and dynamic requirements of real-time enterprise project management. Even tier one ERP products cannot meet the needs of some companies—engineer-to-order manufacturers, engineering procurement and construction contractors, and even process manufacturers. Read this white paper to learn Read More
Challenges for IT Managers in SMBs
The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business

project managers required skills  for IT Managers in SMBs The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business groups are plagued with similar issues including small IT budgets and limited technical resources. Frequently SMBs target their IT acquisitions either in the hope of lowering costs or solving problems. These ad hoc solutions are often strained to capacity as companies increase in sales and in size and the marketplace 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 managers required skills  to small and medium project organizations. ]project-open[ has users and partners in more than 25 countries. Read More
The Rapid Project Platform: Speed Without Compromise for Development Teams
Software development best practices can save you money and make your team more productive. When software development teams don’t invest in a solid development

project managers required skills  Rapid Project Platform: Speed Without Compromise for Development Teams Software development best practices can save you money and make your team more productive. When software development teams don’t invest in a solid development platform, it makes their work harder and often ends up costing them more money over time. A hosted platform, however, provides a level of convenience and savings that makes it the obvious choice for today’s IT development, management, and consulting organizations. Read More
The Budgeting Secret Healthcare Managers Can't Afford to Miss
As Financial Manager for a growing provider of home healthcare services, Joanne has been asked by her CEO to be prepared for budget cutbacks. After speaking

project managers required skills  Budgeting Secret Healthcare Managers Can't Afford to Miss As Financial Manager for a growing provider of home healthcare services, Joanne has been asked by her CEO to be prepared for budget cutbacks. After speaking with managers in other departments and piecing together what the issues in HR management are in the company, Joanne realizes that the her company needs to upgrade its HR/payroll system in order to be able to manage the necessary cuts and steer the company in the right direction. Find out Read More
Controlling Project Cost Overruns
This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost

project managers required skills  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More

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