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How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success
An estimated two-thirds of IT projects aren’t completed on time or budget, while 15 percent are cancelled entirely. But your IT project doesn’t have to be a
obstacles – Inadequate Initial Project Planning and highlight three key areas to focus on in order to prevent it. Imagine the exhilaration of climbing Mount Everest, compass in one hand, ice axe in the other. Not wanting to delay the journey any longer, you have convinced yourself that problems do not have to be addressed until they arise. As such, you have completely neglected to check your food supply (running low, even as you begin your ascent) and you have no real idea which parts of Everest
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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
organization. Abandoned its ERP project in mid-implementation The company found itself overwhelmed by the organizational changes caused by the project. Source: Tom Davenport, Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System, (Harvard Business Review, July-August 1998) The Case for Convergent Business Architecture SM To address these issues, companies need a breakthrough approach for rapidly realizing the new business capabilities dictated by the vision, strategy and/or forces acting upon the
Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP
Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer
Project Cost in Project ERP Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization.
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.
terms of developing a project plan and planning resources, projects are dynamic events which require constant fine tuning and which are subject to a variety of external events. Therefore constant monitoring and importing data from MS Excel is required. In next week's installment of “From The Project Managers Desk” I will discuss Alternatives to MS Project in detail There are a number of PPM tools available with a variety of features and functionality. Please refer to our PPM Evaluation Center for a
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2)
In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of
complete view of the project portfolio • directing cost savings by prioritizing beneficial projects and eliminating unproductive projects • aligning IT and other projects with the enterprise’s business strategy Potential Vendors to Consider To learn more about the vendors featured in this blog –post and to learn about other vendors in this knowledge space PPM consult TEC’s vendor showcase . Deltek Deltek provides an integrated toolset for PPM. Modules include portfolio analysis, risk
Essentus Vision Planning
Essentus Vision Planning brings a tightness and flexibility to retail planning operations. One system integrating merchandise and financial planning
Vision Planning Essentus Vision Planning brings a tightness and flexibility to retail planning operations. One system integrating merchandise and financial planning, with an additional assortment planning module, Vision Planning gives the depth and flexibility to maximize your assortments.
Data Center Projects: System Planning
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data center physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can propagate through later deployment phases, resulting in delays, cost overruns, wasted time, and a compromised system. These troubles can be eliminated by viewing system planning as a data flow model, with sequenced tasks that progressively transform and refine data from initial concept to final design. Learn more.
Orchestrate Your Business with Integrated Business Planning
Learn how your company can reap the financial and competitive rewards of ibp in ibp: redesigning planning for a more dynamic business.
Your Business with Integrated Business Planning If you haven't heard of integrated business planning (IBP), you're not alone—the terminology is relatively new. But it relates to a familiar objective: achieving more integrated, more accurate, and more effective planning across the entire organization. With IBP, planning from sales, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and human resources (HR) is highly coordinated. Each department's plan becomes closely coupled to all the others, with a tight
Logistics Planning Associates
Logistics Planning Associates, LLC is a supply chain software and consulting business offering solutions to complex planning problems. The company's primary
Planning Associates Logistics Planning Associates, LLC is a supply chain software and consulting business offering solutions to complex planning problems. The company's primary product, PSI Planner, was designed to offer manufacturers and distributors a solution for supply chain planning that is not high-cost. Logistics Planning Associates is based in New Jersey, USA.
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 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. Learn what project managers can borrow from BPM to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction.
Logility Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition
Collaborative planning for businesses carries great potential for reducing the hidden costs that inevitably result from poor planning and limited visibility
Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition Logility Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition S. McVey - July 17, 2000 Product Background Atlanta-based Logility describes itself as the leader in B2B collaborative commerce solutions via the Internet. Though all vendors take great pains to position themselves as leaders in something, Logility's claim goes beyond a skillfully crafted marketing blurb. Logility traces its lineage as a provider of collaborative software to
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems now support many organizations’ most important business processes, and house their most sensitive corporate data. As
the scope, determining the project tasks, securing the resources, and preparing the organization are all planning activities that can shorten the duration, lower the cost, and minimize the risks of an upgrade. Too often we see companies underestimate the level of effort and the broad impact of an ERP upgrade. These projects can potentially affect most of the critical business processes and a high percentage of employees. They need to be planned for very carefully and deserve significant management
Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment
The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.
planning seeks to fulfill projected demand under idealized conditions of material availability and capacity, production scheduling concentrates on meeting firm customer orders given actual material and capacity constraints. Algorithmically, production scheduling differs from production planning primarily in regard to time horizon and granularity. Production plans map out expected material flows by week, month, or even year, while production schedules focus on smaller intervals of time: days, hours, and
Elements of Project Management with Genius Project
No doubt about it: the project manager is essential for the successful completion of any project. But supporting the project manager—and the goal of reaching
the vital elements of project planning and management, and how you can optimize communication by standardizing information formats in a project management system.
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