Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices

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So you’re excited about this search for a project management solution that’s going to bring new life to your team! But where do you start? If you still have 'loose ends' and unanswered questions, here’s a good starting point – the do’s and don’ts. We all like to know the pros and cons of our dec...(more)
by: PM Fettin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
Everyone likes lists right? We make them as kids for Santa, we take them grocery shopping and post them on our refrigerator, but what about your evaluation list for a project management solution? Now, don’t confuse this with your requirements list which includes all the features a solution “m...(more)
by: PM Fettin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
Don’t Be The Tortious Or The Hare In This Race Choose too fast and risk spending money on a solution that is not fit for your team - choose too slow and risk unforeseen roadblocks stop your search in its tracks. Be sure to have your needs mapped out and actions items in place when you start your ...(more)
by: PM Fettin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
A lot of support! Do you enjoy wasting a lot of time? Probably not, which is why having support from your executive team for your research is a MUST have. If you started this search because your executive asked for it, then great, keep pushing and gain even more support from your team. If you don...(more)
by: PM Fettin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
Don’t Let Your Search Fall Into a Trap When searching for a new project management solution there can be some small bumps on the road that get you and your team off track. Don’t be caught off guard... stay focused! A lot of things can happen between searching for software, going through dem...(more)
by: PM Fettin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
Prospective customers often ask how they can assure a successful software implementation. Working in the software industry for most of my career, and from the ten years here at Project Insight, I have found the answer for a successful implementation: You must have a product that fits your needs,...(more)
by: Cynthia Westin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
Real project managers need real project management software. We talk to prospective customers all day long who have evaluated other project solutions and discerning customers say that low end tools and other mid-market solutions are lacking the powerful features that they want. Low end ...(more)
by: Cynthia Westin:  Project Management Software Discussions  
Not to be trite, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Well, yes, but beauty is also more than skin deep. Both are true when it comes to project and portfolio management software applications. Many times we hear lovingly……Basecamp has such a niceinterface….or can’t you make it look li...(more)
by: Cynthia Westin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
With the release of Apple’s iOS 7, there has been a lot of chatter about its user interface (UI), user experience (UX) and lack of skeuomorphs. Since I write for project management professionals and not designers, I’m sure some of you are scratching your heads saying, huh? Ok, let’s start with s...(more)
by: Cynthia Westin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
We are sometimes asked, ‘How is Project Insight different than Microsoft Project desktop?’ There are several distinctions between any cloud or web-based software versus a single user, desktop application. Cloud solutions like Project Insight are inherently collaborative and democratic, as oppose...(more)
by: Cynthia Westin:  Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices  
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