Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over-and-over again. The management of these two systems is often very different and requires varying technical skills and philosophy, hence requiring the development of project management.
This whitepaper examines the scale and complexity of the IT skills issue, focusing on specific areas within the IT departments where the skills issue will impact most, particularly around application development.
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better business decisions and improve profitability.
Work chaos is the fiend that plagues enterprise teams. It emerges as a result of serious work mismanagement and can take a variety of forms.
Understand the mismanagement and how to slay your work chaos dragons for good.
Professional Cat Herding and project management share much in common. This ebook takes a fun (and educational) approach to achieving 360 degree visibility into projects and ensure strategic alignment with your business goals.
It's not your fault that you're stuck in Spreadsheet prison. We know you're innocent. There’s a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called “cells.” This ebook outlines why spreadsheets deserve the death sentence and articulates the benefits of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management.
Learn to escape the chaos of regulatory compliance with Integrated IT Portfolio Management. This eBook for healthcare IT executive shares how to gain greater visibility into the delivery and execution of complex projects such as implementing EHR implementation, ICD-10 compliance efforts and the Affordable Care Act.
Without document classification in play, it's impossible to know what to protect. The mobile ecosystem makes workers infinitely more productive, which is one reason that it won’t go
away. This white paper explores the question: How can IT govern and protect content in such ad hoc and semi-structured environments? Please download whitepaper to learn more.
HP’s $8 billion write-down. A disappointing IPO from Facebook, Groupon’s famous flameout. These watershed moments have crystallized what we’ve known for a while: Fluff can no longer trump sound operations in terms of a company’s valuation.
Organizations must be built on an empirically firm foundation to flourish. And everyone – from investors on Wall Street to customers on Main Street to the SEC– is looking at companies with more scrupulous eyes.
Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.
The costs and risks associated with the entire interfacing lifecycle are no longer acceptable in a world that requires fast turnarounds and go-live dates. Those implementing HL7 interfaces can tap into new – and proven – best practices for more effective scoping and overall project success.
Discover how leading organizations leverage performance management software to obtain commitment from senior management, forge effective partnerships with auditors, and monitor progress throughout the year.
Work.com (formerly Rypple) is part of the Salesforce.com family. This social performance management system is most commonly used by organizations looking to improve alignment, performance measurement, and employee motivation.
This 30- minute webcast recording reviews the basics of project management and reporting for government contractors. Based on content from the Deltek Special Edition Government Contracting for Dummies e-book.
This document, written by thought leader and certified CollabNet Scrum trainer and coach Michael James, condenses the essence of Scrum into 6 pages. It's a must read for agile enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn more about Scrum.
Setting the price of goods for sale can be considered either an art or a science. And accurately tracking the cost of the thousands of component parts that go into a piece of complex machinery can be some combination of both.
Learn how DreamWorks Animation uses HP Converged Infrastructure technologies to boost creativity, streamline production, and save significant time as well as costs. "HP Converged Infrastructure technologies are increasing our capacity to produce state-of-the-art CG animation -- great storytelling combined with stunning visuals. And that's what audiences expect."