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Guides

Beginner's Guide to Project Collaboration

The origins of collaborative work ....While project collaboration may be somewhat of a trend, it’s definitely not new. Antiquity and the Middle Ages have seen organizations develop based on collaboration and cooperation. Diderot and the scholars of the Enlightenment period also illustrate this idea of ​​collaborative work during the creation of the "Encyclopédie” between 1751 and 1772, where writers and scholars combined their knowledge. Collaborative work is becoming increasingly relevant. It’s a way of working with many people through information technology. Tasks are carried out with a common goal and activities are carried out via collaboration rather than by distribution.

2018 PM Guide: From Project Initiation to Completion

Project initiation is when most project managers get involved in a project for the first time. The project itself might have been talked about for months, and has probably spent time being scrutinized by senior management. Your leadership team might have seen several versions of the business case and finally they’ve made the decision to go ahead with this piece of work. That’s when a project manager normally gets involved, although sometimes project managers assist with preparing the business case too. Once that business case is approved the hard work really begins.

Beginner's Guide to Project Scheduling

As a beginner to project scheduling, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions about what it requires to put together a project schedule, how you should organize the information and what tools & techniques are best for your specific needs. This guide will answer all of those questions, as well as, provide you with plentiful resources such as courses and certifications, subject matter experts to follow and frequently asked questions. 

Project Management Software Selection Guide

When launching your software evaluation project in the hopes of finding that perfect solution to meet your needs, you will quickly discover that “Googling” keywords to help you find your software of choice will lead you down many paths. Although more than ever the internet has shortened the process in finding options, it can also complicate your research process by providing unfiltered information that can leave you confused and discouraged.

This guide will lead you through the 4 essential steps of a successful selection of the adequate PPM Solution responding to your needs:
 
  • Clearly identify current needs and requirement.
  • Leverage the best online and offline sources of information.
  • Develop a formal approach to analyze and share vendor information.
  • Validate your analysis with vendor interactions.

PPM Software Deployment Guide

Once the decision is made and the best fit project portfolio management (PPM) technology is selected, the first obstacle an organization will face is to keep the momentum for improvement going by moving forward with an action plan that will take the theory acquired during the software evaluation process and putting the acquired technology to practical and productive use in their own environment.

This white paper provides organizations with a step-by-step guide highlighting the necessary steps to prepare their teams for a successful PPM software deployment that will improve their visibility, processes and collaboration.

PPM and ERP Integration Guide

For most global and enterprise project-centric organizations "The PPM and ERP Relationship" cannot be treated as an afterthought. While the PPM system will always be the primary tool of choice for project practitioners, for many organizations, ERP will always be intricately tied to the projects housed by PPM delivering the critical financial data required to get a full picture of progress and status. 

This guide will help organizations identify what to look for in a PPM system that needs to exchange data with an existing ERP system. More specifically, it will detail the typical functional and technical characteristics found in PPM systems that can ensure the successful integration with your back office system.