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Changepoint Launches Powerful Daptiv PPM 360-Degree Resource Planning for Next-Generation Project Portfolio Management

Toronto, CANADA — November 23, 2015 — Changepoint, a leading provider of solutions for project portfolio management (PPM), enterprise portfolio management (EPM) and professional services automation (PSA), today released a lineup of updates to Daptiv PPM featuring powerful 360-Degree Resource Planning. Enterprises using Daptiv PPM can now assess project and …

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Project Scheduling – The Central Piece Of Project Management Software

Project scheduling should be considered the central piece of any project management software. Without the possibility to easily schedule all the tasks of a project there would be little expectation regarding the efficiency of controlling complex projects. However, project management planning or scheduling software should simplify a project managers work …

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How to Implement a PMO Tool

Is that the million-dollar question that many PMOs face today? Recognising that there is no silver bullet for the successful implementation of PMO tools or even choosing the right tool for their programme and project organisations. The prospect of implementing the right tool is daunting but the decision is becoming …

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New technologies revolutionise Kanban

Experts agree that as the world becomes fully connected, a non-stop, always-on communicative environment is changing the way we live and work, making project management increasingly difficult. More and more, project managers work with teams spread across the globe who often feel as if they are constantly being bombarded with …

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Sensitivity analysis for resource scheduling

How sensitive are your project resources? I’m not asking if your team members shed a tear at their best friend’s wedding, I’m asking if you know which resources have the greatest effect on your project schedule. The conventional approaches to resource limited scheduling are called resource levelling and resource smoothing. …

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What is a Gantt Chart?

project management planning with a Gantt Chart

When Henry Gantt invented his planning chart is was actually used for scheduling resources in a machine tool shop in the 1910s.  Patrick Weaver has an exclent article describing the historic use of a Gantt chart at  http://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PMWJ5-Dec2012-WEAVER-Henry-Gantt-Debunking-Myths-Featured-Paper.pdf. Interestingly Henry Gantt did not work on project management at all, he …

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How businesses will change in the age of full connectivity

Within the next few years, businesses and the lives of their employees will transform beyond many peoples’ imagination. As we enter an age of complete connectivity, high-speed mobile and cloud technology already enables flexible working from home and adapt their schedules to their needs. The question is how it will …

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