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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.
ERP implementations fail – when they do – because implementation projects allow a few well-known risks to go unmanaged. These risks go unmanaged because the control of results slips from buyer to seller. It doesn’t have to work that way.
It is a truism that in any complex activity, the critical, defining decisions should be made as early in the process as possible. In ERP implementation projects this principle is routinely undermined by the nearly universal practice of separating acquisition and implementation activities into separate projects, performed by separate teams operating under separate control.
This 34 page guide readies you for a Salesforce Mobile rollout.
Salesforce Mobile helps your mobile teams succeed by keeping them in touch with the latest data, whenever and wherever they need it, directly from mobile devices. With Salesforce Mobile, field professionals are prompted to log information directly in Salesforce or AppExchange apps immediately after important customer calls, emails, and appointments, so critical information is logged in near real time.
White Paper Published By: Citrix Online
Published Date: Feb 28, 2008
Virtual meetings are all the rage these days. More workers are mobile, the marketplace is global and technology seamlessly links people and places like never before. But to ensure that your virtual meetings are productive, you've got to do a little fine-tuning.
Does your PC lifecycle management (PCLM) reflect the issues associated with mobile users? Many organizations face expensive inefficiencies by not managing mobile assets effectively. These inefficiencies include dispersed and manual data collection, and inventory tools that are dependent on a connection to the company network.
Here’s a test: Can you list all the issues your software team is working on now? Can you sort them by severity, priority, features affected, and other criteria such as whether the issue is a bug, customer request, or product enhancement? Can you show the histories of all related comments and actions? Can you distribute this information easily to concerned individuals — showing only the information relevant to them?
Case Study Published By: GlobalSCAPE
Published Date: Jan 08, 2008
In 2005, O’Hare International Airport began a project to relocate and modernize a 2.1 million ft.2 runway. Five independent firms worked on the project design with the IT/data management led by Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc. Milhouse implemented GlobalSCAPE WAFS which mirrors critical files to all sites. This provided fast local access to all project files automatically without any administrative burden and with no delays.
White Paper Published By: Solidcore
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
Demonstrating ROI for service management investments can be difficult, especially with multi-phase deployments like ITIL that can require significant up-front investment in exchange for returns produced in the future. Learn how setting milestones and measuring the value of each phase of an ITIL implementation can help prove the project’s value and shape its focus.
The later in the system development life-cycle that major errors are discovered the more expensive it is to fix them. But the earliest stages of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) are most often the least consistently executed. This paper describes a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity: consistent, proven, and optimized for success.
Modern distributed, interconnected applications provide a new level of agility to businesses and IT. In these applications, the software for a business process is composed of "services," components consisting of discrete business functionality that can be recombined and reused in different business processes, enabling rapid business change. This white paper examines the challenges of, and solutions for, effectively managing their operations.
This paper summarizes the key ingredients for a successful on-demand implementation. Find out how you can benefit from the knowledge gained by the Salesforce.com Global Services organization, as outlined in the seven domains described in this paper.
White Paper Published By: OnForce
Published Date: Apr 22, 2007
“8 Ways Every Solution provider Can Profit from Rollouts Now” demonstrates how rollouts are creating strong sales opportunities for solution providers of all sizes. Importantly, it also addresses how solution providers have finally “cracked the code” of transforming this high-volume business, which is extremely service intensive, into a high-profit business via innovative on-site service delivery models that let them find the contract IT service professionals they need, right when they need them.
This white paper walks through the key areas of a financial management solution so when you are evaluating current and future financial management software, you are prepared to avoid challenges and maximize your investment.
Webinar Published By: Cisco
Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Cisco vision for the internet is one that is entering into the next generation. Connecting enterprises through rapid adoption of digital infrastructure: 5X faster than electricity and telephony. The agenda includes:
Understanding the Connected Factory and its benefits to the organization's overall profitability, case studies: reducing costs, increasing quality, and maximizing productivity, the building blocks of an IoT network: unique design considerations for environments with rigid requirements.
Case Study Published By: Verint
Published Date: Apr 18, 2013
The vision for Celent’s Model Bank research was to try to answer an apparently simple question: “What would it look like for a bank to do everything right with today’s technology?” Of course, the question is not nearly as simple as it appears. The terms “everything” and “right” will mean very different things to different banks depending on their size, the complexity of their operations and product sets, and their technological starting points. While there is no such thing as a “Model Bank”—every bank does some things well, and others not as well when it comes to technology—it is possible to conceive of a “Model Bank” through real world examples of effective usage of technology.
Case Study Published By: IFS
Published Date: Dec 27, 2012
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.
White Paper Published By: Dell Storage
Published Date: Mar 06, 2012
By enabling organizations to centralize desktop deployment, a VDI can help simplify admin and reduce costs while enhancing security and regulatory compliance and increasing IT flexibility and business agility. Don't wait - find out more now.
In this seminar, you'll learn how you can use the iPad to create and deliver stunning sales and marketing presentations, make business meetings even more productive and take advantage of business "dashboards" to stay better informed no matter where you're working from.
White Paper Published By: ScriptLogic
Published Date: Nov 14, 2011
The aim of this document is to highlight ways in which ScriptLogic solutions can be used to bring Microsoft Windows-based IT systems into line with the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
White Paper Published By: IFS
Published Date: Aug 15, 2011
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a mission-critical tool for asset-intensive industry. These tips from some of the world's most prominent EAM experts will help you select the right EAM solution. The importance of usability, the ability to manage outside contractors and other important considerations are covered here.
White Paper Published By: IFS
Published Date: Aug 15, 2011
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) - key concepts in asset management and maintenance, repair and operation. Utility facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.