CIOs Critical to Effective Project Management
September 29, 2011 - Smaller teams, fewer resources, tighter budgets and shorter product development lead times mean that project management has become ever more critical and the decision-making process even more demanding. But effective project management is only as good as the information available to drive the process and that’s why the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) is so critical.
Product Prototyping: Mitigating Risk in NPD Projects
September 06, 2011 - by Neil Stolovitsky published on product design & development - In new product development (NPD) projects, the prototyping stage is where an idea becomes reality. This critical stage sets the foundation for the future success of an organization’s new product. Here is where engineering and design are tested, market studies are conducted, and an organization’s ability to assess their own capabilities to fully support the product is put through its paces.
Selecting the Next Great Product Idea: Aligning Operations With Your New Product Development Pipeline
August 6, 2011 - article by Neil Stolovitsky published on Manufacturing Technology - Manufacturers live and die by the product development projects they select. Prioritizing and carefully choosing the best projects is as important to their success as the products themselves.
This article will focus on the impact resources have on new product development projects and the critical role project and portfolio management plays in providing complete visibility when deciding on your next great product idea.
Build An Idea Pipeline
June 27, 2011 - by Neil Stolovitsky published on Project at works - Does your organization have the right processes in place to support the next great idea? Once an evaluation and selection framework is in place, aligning an "idea pipeline" with the project portfolio is crucial. Otherwise, your next star project might not even get a chance to soar doomed or less-promising initiatives drain resources.
Service Companies Adopting Product Companies’ PM Strategies
March, 2011 - A risk management approach is not the prerogative of the service industry only. Therefore, it is undoubtedly advantageous to draw experience from industrial companies` management strategies.
The Importance of Leveraging the Cloud in Project Management
March 7, 2011 - Article on ProjectManagers.Net by Neil Stolovitsky - Cloud computing has moved to the forefront as the latest technology of choice for both small and large businesses alike and has revolutionized the way we do business. From VoIP and email to web-enabled enterprise systems and virtual offices, the Web has transformed the way we communicate with our prospects, clients, co-workers and stakeholders. No wonder cloud computing is so popular…the truth is, for many of us, a good part of our working day takes place in the cloud.
Genius Inside Creates PM Software
February 8, 2011 - article on IT Web by Jacob Nthoiwa - Designed to adapt to any organisation's business model, Genius Inside explained that its Genius Project Enterprise delivers a highly flexible and configurable solution allowing for tailored feature sets for a wide array of project team members and project types.
Genius Inside Creates On-Premise Edition of Its Project Management Software
January 31, 2011 - article by Natesh on InfoTech - Genius Inside, a dealer in project management software that improves project selection, planning, staffing, execution and tracking, launched an on-premise edition of its PPM Solution for security-conscious users at Lotusphere 2011.
How Social Should You Be?
January 17, 2011 - article on Project at Work by Neil Stolovitsky - Social media democratizes communication, but many project leaders are cautious about incorporating the technology into their efforts for fear of derailing carefully structured best practices. The key is taming social media’s sometimes chaotic tendencies while leveraging its many benefits.
Getting the Most Out of Your New Product Development Projects
January 14, 2011 - by Neil Stolovitsky on Project Managers.net - From R&D to post-sales customer service, every group in an organization is critical to a new product’s success. Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) systems can unite all these elements that drive new product development – if used wisely.
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