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Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices

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Everyone with a stake in a project wants to know what's going on. Depending on who they are, they want to know the reason for the project, how it relates to other projects, what progress has been made, what issues or barriers have come up, estimates and the level of confidence to place in them, ... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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When prospective customers approach us before using a project and portfolio management solution, a universal challenge for project managers and project leaders is reporting on project and portfolio status. Business Challenge Before using a centralized project solution of any sort, many... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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Our philosophy has always been to excel one area - Project and portfolio management solutions and services. In the 1990s, there was a movement in the information technology (IT) industry called 'knowledge management.' During that time, many large and sophisticated companies attempted to... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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Project Management Maturity The cloud version of Microsoft Project Server relies on its famous desktop application and scheduling algorithm. A project manager must have a license of Microsoft Project (MSP) on the desktop to publish schedules to the cloud. MSP is great for experienced proje... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, two completely separate companies had finally decided to abandon using desktop applications like MS Project and Excel to manage project schedules and resources. Their challenges were similar. Sharing project schedules by emailing MS Project fi... (more)
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Resource leveling is a hotly debated subject in the project management world. The comments range from one should never level resources – ever! To you can use leveling if you know the consequences. Or you should only level manually. So, what’s the deal?? First, what is resource leveling? Mic... (more)
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One challenge that project managers have is that many work in organizations that have a matrix structure. This means that many of the project team members report to department heads and not the project managers running the projects and programs. This can result in the project managers feeling ‘p... (more)
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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 opposed to top-down, command and ... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices    Comments (2)
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I'm always talking about having three elements in your successful project management software implementation: people, product and processes. In order for your implementation to be successful, you need all three. Within each element, there are many segments, variables. I'd like you to make sure y... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices    Comments (1)
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Definition of a Project The Project Management Institute (PMI) definition of a project is a ‘temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.' By definition a project is unique, meaning that no two are exactly alike. However, most organizations have projects that are s... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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